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Highway Transport joins nonprofit aimed at supporting women in trucking

April 20, 2021

Highway Transport becomes a Women in Trucking Association corporate member

Tressa Smith is a Highway Transport driver at the Geismar Service Center.

Highway Transport is now a corporate member of the Women in Trucking Association, a nonprofit that encourages and supports women’s employment in the transportation industry.

According to the American Trucking Association, the number of female truck drivers increased by 68% between 2010 and 2018. While more women continue to get behind the wheel, they still only make up 7% of all truck drivers.

“The Women in Trucking Association is doing important and necessary work for women in the transportation industry,” said Christy Williams, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Highway Transport. “We share the organization’s vision to increase the number of females employed and thriving in our field. We’re excited to join the Women in Trucking Association in support of this important mission, in addition to hiring women and creating more opportunities for the women already a part of the Highway Transport family.”

The Women in Trucking Association’s mission is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry.

About Highway Transport
Highway Transport is a Knoxville, Tennessee-based company in business since 1948 providing bulk transportation of specialty chemicals. The tanker fleet operates from 14 service centers in major chemical manufacturing areas across the U.S. with a fleet of 400+ tanker tractor trailers. Highway Transport was recently honored to receive the Responsible Care® Partner of the Year Award. The Responsible Care® organization recognizes partners with superb performance and safety records involved in the transportation of chemicals. Discover more in-depth information about Highway Transport by visiting https://hytt.com/. Highway Transport has service centers in the following U.S. cities: Knoxville and Chattanooga in Tennessee; LaPorte, Freeport and Garland in Texas; McDonough, Georgia; Croydon and Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania; Florence, Kentucky; Joliet, Illinois; Wyandotte, Michigan; Geismar and Lake Charles in Louisiana and Rock Hill, South Carolina.