Visit a supply chain trade show and you're sure to score some swag—a foam stress ball, a padded Frisbee, or maybe even a nylon backpack. However, one lucky attendee at the Women In Trucking group's "Salute to Women Behind the Wheel" event next spring will drive off with a much bigger prize—a 2014 Volvo VNL670 truck.
As part of an effort to encourage more women to consider trucking careers, Women In Trucking (WIT) will give away the truck to one of its members, thanks to a vehicle donation by organization supporter Arrow Truck Sales Inc. of Kansas City, Mo.
The contest is open to WIT members who hold a valid commercial driver's license and are at least 23 years old. Applicants must submit a short essay on why it is important to attract more women into the trucking industry. Submissions will be accepted at www.womenintrucking.org/2018-truck-giveaway until Nov. 15.
WIT President and CEO Ellen Voie will hand over the keys to the winner on March 24, 2018, during the 9th annual "Salute to Women" event at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The show takes place March 22-24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
If you're still on the fence about applying, perhaps this will help you decide. In addition to the truck, the winner will take home such goodies as Goodrich tires, an Omnitracs telematics unit, financial services, an engine warranty, wheel fairings, a digital map subscription, and a connected vehicle vision platform.