Alicia Echols, Director of Safety & Compliance for Bennett Heavy & Specialized, was featured in a recent article by Tom Gresham from Georgia Motor Trucking Association (GMTA) TRUX magazine. The article focuses on the opportunities and challenges for women in the trucking industry.
“It is important to note that a lot of issues we are facing now in the trucking industry are issues that affect both men and women, such as truck parking, safety on the road, healthy eating and medical care. Common causes go a long way in bringing people together through advocacy.” – Alicia Echols, Director of Safety & Compliance with Bennett Heavy & Specialized.
Echols adds, “The trucking industry has the potential to support and encourage the growth of the female transportation workforce by actively seeking out and hiring more women, providing professional development opportunities and career advancement paths that are inclusive and supportive of women. Celebrating the achievements and contributions of women in the industry can also inspire and motivate more women to pursue careers in trucking, fostering a sense of community and promoting diversity and innovation in the workforce. By creating a more supportive and inclusive environment, the trucking industry can benefit from the unique perspectives and talents of women and continue to evolve and thrive.
Read the complete article here.
Publication: Georgia Motor Trucking Association TRUX Magazine
Date: Summer 2023