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Ellen Voie

Ellen Voie
CAE, PDC Women In Trucking Association, Inc.

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Have you ever questioned how some terms or phrases are either outdated or don’t even make any sense? For example, when was the last time you actually “dialed” the phone? Except for your great aunt Edna, rotary dial phones...
President Grover Cleveland created the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) in 1887 to prohibit rate discrimination for customers of the railroad.  In 1906 the ICC was authorized to set maximum railroad rates and to oversee bridges, terminals, ferries and oil...
This week I traveled to Australia to speak at a conference. On my flight from Sydney to Perth, I was pulled aside for additional screening for explosives. The agent passed a wand over my luggage, my shoes and my...
I never thought I could be friends with a piece of technology that is exceptionally nosey.  I’m a pretty private person, and the thought of sharing my physical data makes me pretty uncomfortable. Sharing my sleeping patterns, my eating habits, and how often my heart rate was elevated...

HERoes of the Highway

Do you remember when you were a child and someone would ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? The typical elementary school response was firefighter, police officer, teacher, doctor, pilot, or even astronaut cited by...


Until a few short weeks ago, none of us could have imagined a world with COVID 19, social distancing and government mandates to stay in our homes. Each day we listen to news reports telling us the numbers of...
Don't be the victim of a scammer   The email started innocent enough. The question from the CEO asked if the employee had a moment to “get a task done.” The sender asked the reader to purchase eight eBay gift cards...
Each year the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) asks drivers and carriers about their top concerns. As you can imagine, the drivers list differs from the trucking companies’ list, but some issues do affect both groups significantly. Detention and...
Recently I reached out to our driver members and asked them about the stresses they are experiencing due to the COVID 19 Pandemic.  Challenges included access to personal protection supplies and cleaners, finding facilities open for rest stops and...
This year, we’d like to share our hopes for the coming year with ten ways to support the Women In Trucking Association mission to increase the percentage of women employed in the trucking industry. #1 More carriers will start monitoring...

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