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Schneider National Driver Wins First Annual Woman Trucker Award
Women in Trucking Association, DOTAuthority.com, Inc. and the Orlando
Truckers' Conference Honor Glenda Campbell for Success in Truck Driving
GREEN BAY, Wis. - March 27, 2007 - Schneider National, Inc., a premier
provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, today
announced that professional truck driver Glenda Campbell has won the
first-ever "Woman Trucker Award". The award was presented to Campbell by
officials from the Orlando Truckers' Conference, DOTAuthority.com, Inc. and
the Women in Trucking (WIT) Association in February at the 2007 Orlando
Truckers' Conference (OTC) in Orlando, Fla. The three organizations recently
joined forces to spotlight one female truck driver every year who
demonstrates dedication to the profession, and to encourage women to enter
the predominantly male trucking and freight brokerage industries.
After a successful career in computer electronics, Campbell decided to
become a Schneider driver with her daughter in 2004. In her 50s at the time,
she earned her commercial drivers license (CDL) through Schneider's
company-provided training program. Though her daughter eventually left the
industry, Campbell remained and has been driving accident-free for the
company ever since.
"I feel privileged to be the first winner of this award," said Campbell. "I
really enjoy driving. Not only do I get to see the country, but I've been
able to prove to myself that I can succeed in a largely male-dominated
field. Through this award, I hope I'm able to influence other women to
pursue truck driving and enjoy its many rewards."
According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), women make up just
4.5 percent of the industry's drivers. Schneider currently has more than 900
female drivers on the road.
"We commend the WIT Association, DOTAuthority.com and the OTC for
establishing a partnership that empowers women in this industry," said Rob
Reich, vice president of enterprise recruiting for Schneider National.
"Through this award, they are not only inspiring Glenda to continue her good
work, but they're elevating awareness of this career choice for women
The WIT Association is a non-profit women's advocacy organization
established to give women in the trucking industry a forum to voice and
share their accomplishments, struggles and successes. For more information,
DOTAuthority.com, Inc. is a New York-based business-to-business
transportation management consulting firm that helps start-up motor
carriers, freight brokers and freight forwarders secure their federal and/or
state business licenses (operating authority). It is also a leading provider
of professional development training programs for new entrant carriers and
The Orlando Truckers' Conference is an annual industry event geared toward
education, entertainment and networking. The two-day tradeshow features up
to 100 exhibitors, offering products and services of interest to truckers
and start-up carriers.
About Schneider National, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc. is a premier provider of truckload, logistics and
intermodal services. Serving more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500R
companies, Schneider National offers the broadest portfolio of services in
the industry. The company's transportation and logistics solutions include
One-Way, Intermodal, Transportation Management, Dedicated and Bulk. With
wholly owned subsidiaries Schneider Logistics, American Port Services and
American Overseas Air Freight, Schneider National is the only truckload
carrier to offer customers end-to-end domestic and international logistics
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has provided expert
transportation and logistics solutions for more than 70 years. A $3.7
billion company, Schneider National conducts business in more than 28
countries in North America, Europe and Asia, and continues to grow its
international service offerings. For more information about Schneider
National visit www.schneider.com or call (800) 558-6767.
Schneider National, Inc.
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