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Ellen Voie Women In Trucking Association Honors 211 Female Drivers

Ellen Voie Women In Trucking Association Honors 211 Female Drivers at Event

The Salute to Women Behind the Wheel celebrated the accomplishments of 211 female professional drivers with a combined total of over 200 million safe driving miles. The celebration was held on Saturday, March 24th, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Joyce Brenny, President of Brenny Transportation, Inc. and Brenny Specialized, Inc. of St. Cloud, Minnesota addressed the audience of approximately 800 which included drivers, their families and members of the association. She called the drivers heroes and thanked them for their dedication to safe driving. Brenny’s passion is to elevate the image of the professional driver, “I want professional truck drivers to get the respect they have already earned, I said already earned!”

The audience cheered and the enthusiasm was similar to that of a rally! Women In Trucking’s President/CEO, Ellen Voie, thanked the group and recapped the organization’s accomplishments from the past year. Voie also gave them a glimpse into future goals and introduced them to the event sponsors, the group’s board members and the driver advisory committee.

Brenny assisted in congratulating each woman who had achieved safe driving records. The group included 67 women who had driven one million accident free miles, 36 who had reached two million safe driving miles, fifteen with three million mile records and seven women who had attained four million safe driving miles during their careers.

Those seven women were given a standing ovation by the audience and a few were so overwhelmed they shed tears of joy in response to the acknowledgement.

Following the award presentation, the women posed for a group photo and then dispersed in their red shirts, carrying goodie bags filled with gifts from the event sponsors. Gold Sponsors were Frito-Lay and Walmart Transportation, Silver Sponsors: U.S. Xpress, Inc. and Volvo Trucks, Bronze Sponsors: McGriff, Seibels, & Williams, Inc. and Ryder System, Inc., Copper Sponsors: FedEx Freight, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., Owner-Operator DIRECT, Pitt Ohio, Rand McNally, Trucker Charity Inc., and UPS Freight, Nickel Sponsors: A Voice 4 U, Airtab- , Anatabloc, Brenny Transportation, Inc. & Brenny Specialized, Inc., J.B. Hunt, Rolling Strong, and Schneider National, Inc.

Women In Trucking 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, Frito-Lay North America, Great Dane Trailers, Hyundai Translead and Walmart. For more information visit or call the original version on PRWeb visit:

The Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association

The Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association

The Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association is a trade association operating in the UK. Their purpose is to represent the interests of the 200+ vehicle dismantlers who work throughout the country, as well as their customers. Founded in 1943, the MVDA balances promoting the interests of their members in the public forum and making sure that the vehicle dismantling industry doesn’t have a negative impact on the environment.

In terms of the motoring public, the MVDA wants them to know that they can have peace of mind when using recycled auto parts. Through industry regulation, the public knows they can trust the Association members that they may deal with. The MVDA also works to ensure that members of the public have a legal and environmentally-sound way to dispose of vehicles that are no longer useful.

The MVDA also works with the government to ensure that any new legislation that will affect the industry is effective as well as practical. After legislation has been introduced, the MVDA will continue to provide feedback to the government in an effort to make sure that the aims of the new laws are realized in the real world.

An important requirement for all members of the MVDA is that they must operate in compliance with the regulations of the relevant Environment Agency. The members are required to be registered so that they will have access to the latest pollution control standards.

The MVDA works to promote the reuse of car parts. This goal is achieved by improving the quality of the parts used in the industry and the standards by which they are serviced. MVDA members are developing stronger connections with customers and the rest of the general public via the Internet and other forms of modern technology.

The MVDA is both a member and the current chair of the European Group of Automotive Recycling Associations. The MVDA maintains constant contact with the relevant organizations in Europe, both those at the Parliamentary level and those at the Commission level.