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Highway Transport joins WIT

April 21, 2021
Knoxville TN-based chemical hauler becomes corporate member of nonprofit that supports women’s employment in trucking

Highway Transport recently joined the Women in Trucking Association as a corporate member.

Women in Trucking is a nonprofit organization that encourages and supports women’s employment in the transportation industry. Their mission includes promoting women’s accomplishments in the industry and minimizing the obstacles they face.

According to the American Trucking Association, the number of female truck drivers increased by 68% between 2010 and 2018. However, while more women continue to get behind the wheel, they still make up only 7% of all truck drivers.

“The Women in Trucking Association is doing important and necessary work for women in the transportation industry,” said Christy Williams, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Highway Transport. “We share the organization’s vision to increase the number of females employed and thriving in our field.

“We’re excited to join the Women in Trucking Association in support of this important mission, in addition to hiring women and creating more opportunities for the women already a part of the Highway Transport family.”