Women In Trucking Association names Arnold Driver of the Year 2022 | News
Congratulation to Peggy Arnoldcompany driver at Yellow Corporation, for being named 2022 Driver of the Year, an award sponsored by Walmart.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) today announced Peggy Arnoldcompany driver at Yellow Corporation, as the winner of the third annual Walmart-sponsored Driver of the Year award.
Arnold was among three finalists for the award. Other finalists include Francois Hernandezprofessional driver at Waste Management, Inc. and Courtney Ohlandtcompany driver for FedEx Freight.
Arnold has been a company driver with Yellow Corporation for nearly 30 years. It received Yellow’s Million Mile Safe Driving Award with nearly 1.9 million accident-free miles. Arnold is proud to be part of the Yellow Leadership Team, the Women’s Inclusion Network Employee Resource Group and is also part of the Safety Team.
“Our safety team spends countless hours helping our fellow drivers prevent injuries on the job and with the goal of avoiding accidents. I am part of our new driver training program and take my job straight to heart Every day I do my best to train and teach to the best of my abilities,” she said.
Arnold was named a 2022 Top Women to Watch in Transportation by WIT, a 2022 American Trucking Associations America Road Team Captain Finalist, a 2021 Yellow’s Road to Excellence Award, and a 2021 Certified Safety Trainer.
The announcement was made at the Tribute to Women in Drivers event hosted by WIT at the Mid America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky. The event honors female commercial drivers for their efforts and successes in the trucking industry.
“Peggy is the first Driver of the Year we’ve been able to honor in person and we’re so thrilled to meet her and celebrate this accomplishment with her,” said Ellen LanePresident and CEO of WIT.
Sponsored by Walmart, the annual award was created to promote the achievements of professional female drivers who lead the industry in safety standards while actively enhancing the public image of the trucking industry.
“At Walmart, we believe we can best help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity – our unique experiences, identities, ideas and opinions. , while being inclusive of all people,” said Michael Del Rosario, general manager of transportation, Walmart. “It is in this same spirit that we are honored to sponsor WIT’s Driver of the Year award, recognizing an outstanding driver who makes a positive impact on the transportation industry. We congratulate Peggy and each of the finalists on their examples of safety and service.”
The members of the jury were: Tricia Tullisgeneral manager of transportation, Walmart Transportation; Jeana HyselPrincipal Security Consultant, JJ Keller & Associates, Inc.; Ellen LanePresident and CEO of WIT.
About the Association of Women in Trucking, Inc.
Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a non-profit association created to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their achievements, and minimize barriers faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level partners: Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, JB Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Walmart and Waste Management. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
Brynn EverettWomen in Trucking Association, 952-442-8850, [email protected]
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