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Women in Trucking Initiative Gains Momentum

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Women in Trucking Initiative Gains Momentum

New reports from the Women In Trucking Organization suggest that the number of females entering the trucking industry is on the rise. As the effort to recruit more women continues to gain momentum, professionals such as Ellen Voie, President of the Women In Trucking Association, are working to help women succeed in the industry.

To help solve gender issues and to open the door for more female drivers, Voie has signed on to host a new SiriusXM call-in show, airing exclusively on SiriusXM Road Dog Channel 146. The weekly, two hour broadcast, can be heard every Saturday at 11 a.m. ET.

“I am excited to host Women In Trucking and to hear from SiriusXM listeners across the country,” she said. “I look forward to hearing from both male and female drivers to open up a bold new dialogue about our industry and how we can move forward together.”

In a news release on the WomenInTrucking.Org website, David Gorab, Vice President and General Manager of Talk Programming on SiriusXM, says, “We welcome Ellen Voie and our first, exclusive program dedicated to women in trucking. At a time when women are increasingly joining the trucking industry, we are pleased to bring Ellen’s expertise and authoritative voice to our fulltime channel dedicated to professional drivers.”

SiriusXM subscribers can hear Road Dog programming via SiriusXM On Demand, through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at

If you happen to know an outstanding female who is already working in the industry, the Women In Trucking organization is currently accepting nominations on behalf of those women who deserve recognition. To be eligible for the competition, the female driver must be dedicated to trucking. The Women In Trucking organization is mainly looking for those who have overcome impediments, but remain committed to helping others. They would especially like to find someone who demonstrates an unselfish, “pay it forward,” approach when working with others. Nominations are being accepted through January 25, 2018. To learn more or to nominate one of your favorite women truckers, please visit the following site:

The Women In Trucking Association and are also seeking nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). Anyone may nominate a candidate by completing and submitting the nomination form at by February 12, 2018. For additional information regarding the nomination process, send an email to or call (920) 737-9490.

And as part of our continuing support of women in the workplace, Millis Transfer is proud to offer driving opportunities for those who would like to join the industry. If you are a female driver looking for a profitable, stable career, give us a call. We're here when you are ready.

About Millis Transfer

Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning dozens of “Carrier of the Year” awards. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., Millis is also a Certified Top Pay Carrier with some of the best equipment on the road. Maintenance facilities and drop yards are strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. For more information, please visit, or call 1-800-937-0880.