NASTC president David Owen, WIT president Ellen Voie, and FMCSA administrator Ray Martinez.
The National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) named Ellen Voie, president and CEO of Women In Trucking Association (WIT) as the 2018 Transportation Person of the Year. The announcement was recently made at the NASTC annual conference in Nashville, TN.
Voie created WIT in 2007 and has been a spokesperson for gender diversity in the trucking industry ever since. The association was formed to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, remove obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and to celebrate the successes of its members.
Today, over a decade later, Voie, the association, and its members are collectively a force to be reckoned with economically and politically. They have enhanced and elevated the image of trucking and its professional drivers to another level.
“I am truly
NASTC president David Owen said NASTC was
“We are proud to name her our Transportation Person of the Year, 2018. Her vision, energy, and forward-thinking has propelled women throughout the transportation industry to the forefront at a critical time in an extremely male-dominated industry.”
Voie’s background in the trucking industry began in
In 2015 Voie was appointed to serve a two-year term on the FMCSA’s