The National Transportation Institute (NTI), which tracks truck driver and owner-operator compensation, is again partnering with the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) to facilitate the data collection and analysis of the WIT Index. The entities have created a survey of trucking companies to study the percentage of women working as professional drivers and in management positions within the trucking industry.
“Our collaboration with Women In Trucking on the WIT Index has become a passion project for me and the members of our team at NTI. We launched the 2019 survey earlier this year, and I would strongly encourage every company that employs truck drivers in our industry to participate in the WIT Index,” said Leah Shaver, chief operating officer of NTI.
During each of the years that NTI has managed the survey and analysis aspects of the WIT Index, the participation among companies has grown and the results have shown continued increases in the percentage of women behind the wheel and in trucking management positions.
“We have seen firsthand the increased participation of women in all areas of trucking throughout the 12 years that the Women In Trucking Association has been in existence. Quantifying the growth of women within the workforce of the trucking industry is one of the most important tasks that we have as an association,’’ said Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT.
Confidentiality is guaranteed for those carriers participating in the survey, Shaver said.
“The WIT Index allows us to accurately track progress and identify trends and best practices by fleets nationwide. The top issue plaguing every trucking company today is enough people,” she added.
“The WIT Index is a great opportunity for every fleet in our industry to contribute to the story of the continued growth taking place for women working in trucking,” said Voie. “I really look forward to this process. It’s an opportunity to accurately measure where the number of women involved in our industry stands. I see this time of year as an important call to action, and I would like to see every carrier in the nation participate in the WIT Index.”
The 2019 WIT Index Survey will run through April 8, 2019. The survey can be accessed through the following link: https://driverwages.com/wit-index/