Women In Trucking Member named to America’s Road Team
It’s been over six years since a woman has served as a Captain on America’s Road Team. Every two years a new group of professional drivers are chosen to represent, as ATA President and CEO Bill Graves calls them, “the best of the best.” This year Stephanie Klang, a 33 year long-haul veteran with 2.3 million accident free miles and a member of Women In Trucking Association, made the team.
Stephanie drives for Con-way Truckload and lives in Diamond, Missouri. In March 2011, Stephanie participated in Women In Trucking’s ride along for NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman, who called Stephanie, “a complete professional – totally unflappable.”
America’s Road Team drivers are judged on their knowledge of the trucking industry as well as their safe driving records and their communication skills. While continuing to work for their companies, they represent the industry at trade shows, conferences and media events, sharing a positive message of the trucking industry and its safety accomplishments.
“I am very proud to be selected as one of the 19 new America's Road Team Captains,” Stephanie said. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to educate everyone about why trucks are essential, how to stay safe on our highways, and why trucking is a great career.”
“Part of the Women In Trucking Association’s mission is to celebrate the success of our members,” said Ellen Voie, President/CEO of the organization. “Stephanie’s visibility as a Road Team Captain will help encourage other young women to consider a career as a professional driver as well. We are so pleased that she is representing a segment of the industry that is under-represented in the driver population.”
“I am honored to be the only woman to be selected for the 2013-2014 America's Road Team and hope to encourage more women into the industry,” Stephanie added.
Women In Trucking (womenintrucking.org) was established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as sixteen percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generous support of Gold Level Partners; Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Truck NA, Frito-Lay North America, Great Dane Trailers, Hyundai Translead and Walmart. Silver Level Partner is C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. For more information visit www.WomenInTrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.