REAL Women in Trucking was created as a volunteer group to provide information resources for fellow drivers, prospective student truck drivers, trucking executives and the non-trucking community who are ill-informed about the unsafe reality of CDL training.
Greed has driven the ongoing truck driver shortage which has created a system of abuse in the trucking industry.
This free informational website is a feature of our social media networking group. We are not affiliated with the vehicle for Ellen Voie’s salary called “Women In Trucking”. Our purpose is to raise awareness of violence against women entering trucking and network disenfranchised persons seeking assistance to locate mentors, self-help tools and appropriate training carriers through the Women Truckers Network free weekly phone conferences.
We provide information to the media and interested public about unsafe truck driver training practices that are not being addressed properly by the American Trucking Association or the Women in Trucking organization.
Paid advertising, sponsorship opportunities and banner exchanges are available under certain terms which include ethical business practices.
A 71 year old owner/operator that drives a 1996 Peterbilt 379 (which she bought new), she pulls a 1996 Great Dane reefer. Sandi has been driving for 34 years which equates to approximately 4, 800,000 miles. She hauled hazardous materials for the US Government for 20 of those 34 years and spent 3-1/2 years pulling radioactive. She jokingly says that she “…pulled Radioactive for 3-1/2 years, bleached her hair blonde and still can’t find myself in the dark…” Trucking is Sandi’s life, It has allowed her to continue to be self-sufficient after becoming a Widow. She has seen many changes in the industry during her 34 years and notes that there was not much networking among women drivers. She decided that if she remained silent on issues important to her then she would go to her grave without helping her fellow drivers. Thus, the beginning of Women Truckers Network, Sandi acts as public spokesperson for the “REAL Women in Trucking” on entry level driver issues. She can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison Morris drives all 48 states pulling an open deck trailer, She has been trucking for 10 years. Alison reminds new drivers that “…Trucking is a life-style not just a job…” and she believes that this is where many people are mislead into the profession because they do not realize that part of the job/lifestyle is to spend alot of time away from home, family and loved ones. Life on the road is one of solitude and this can get hard at times. Alison says “… I became a senior contributing member of REAL Women in Trucking , to help form a place where women drivers can network, share experiences, form friendships and lend a helping hand to each other along lifes journey, America moves by truck! “ In addition to participating in public awareness projects for the REAL Women in Trucking in the weekly free WTN phone conference events, Alison also manages our “Women Truckers on Pinterest” social media account.
A divorced single Mother that has 2 grown Children and 6 Grandchildren. She began writing about her experiences as a single female entering trucking in 2008 on the “Ask the Trucker” blog. The still unedited story was written using mostly a cellphone.
It is called “A Day in the Life of a Lady Trucker” which became the basis of 4 Dan Rather Investigative reports into truck driver training.
Desiree’s social media activity on Twitter and Facebook has been recognized internationally. Her personal blog “Trucker Desiree” and You Tube Channel continue to help new CDL students understand what can happen in entry level truck driver training if they do not do proper research before making a commitment to a CDL school or training carrier
The intent of “REAL Women in Trucking” is to show diversity.
There are Gay Truckers, Intersexed Truckers, Vegetarian Truckers, Cowboy Truckers, Christian Truckers, Pagan Truckers, and Hare Krishna Truckers, Politically Active Truckers, Computer Geek Truckers, and some who simply should NOT be out on the road for reasons of highway safety & personal safety to others. Our message is meant to help those seeking information to make better choices.
Are you ready to GET REAL?
Facebook: “REAL Women Truckers”
You Tube: “Women Truckers Network”
Blog Talk Radio: “Women Truckers Network”
For more information, Contact: Desiree Wood (561) 232-9170