Lynette Mathis, Vice President of the Bennett Family of Companies, was recognized as a ‘Female Leader in Transportation’ by Trucker Tools during Women’s History Month. In the article, she talks about her role at Bennett, how she got into the trucking and transportation industry and who some of her mentors and role models have been over the years.
In addition, Lynette talks about the importance of women in this industry and Bennett’s Women in the Driver’s Seat Program.
“I’m very pleased when I see all of the women that are coming into the trucking industry, and just being a part of that group,” Lynette said. “It’s anywhere from women that have left the home to have a second income to single moms and empty nesters. I’m seeing more and more women truck drivers. We have a Women in the Driver’s Seat program now to highlight just our women drivers to show them we appreciate them being in a male-dominated industry. They’re stepping out and doing the same exact job as the men. On the internal side, we’re a company that promotes women the same as men. We have a woman CEO, but we also have women dispatchers. We have women working throughout the whole company in every department that we have. It’s wonderful to see women stepping into these other roles now, and it’s not just a male field anymore. You see women all the time. I love it because the women bring a softer side to the industry. Some of them are four feet tall driving these trucks and doing it well. They’re making strides and showing these men that they can do it. I love it.” –Lynette Mathis, Vice President of Bennett
Date: March 2022