Why We're a Women in Trucking Partner

Posted December 7, 2018
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Our resident vlogger, Robin, gives a tour of her new truck.

If you’re a truck-driving professional, it’s inevitable that your rig is going to break down at some point. So you need to have enough confidence in your company to know they’ll have your back when you’re stuck on the side of some highway.

Our resident driver and vlogger Robin broke down in Tennessee a few months ago, and even though her tractor was just a couple years old, we deemed it unfit for the road and she got a new one. We’re not saying every mechanical problem will result in a new rig, but we do know when to make that call. Robin is now driving a beautiful, dark gray 2019 Volvo VNL 860, which she affectionately named Venus de Volvo.

Robin recently took us on a video tour of her new rig, which she’s been in for a few months now. The biggest comfort, she says, is the dinette table with two cushioned bench seats that converts to a bed. To avoid the daily conversion and because she loves having a table, she sleeps in the top bunk, which is accessible via folding ladder.

The cab is full of storage options, and the sleeper portion contains two large closet units, two dresser drawers, and a large fridge and freezer. She has decked it out with personal touches to make it her home away from home — a TV, pillows, and bright-colored blankets.

Her rig is so spacious that she can’t even reach the ceiling, and she’s able to do jumping jacks inside! Having a sacred space of her own makes Robin feel safe, comfortable, confident, and refreshed enough to tackle her work every day.

Robin’s story may seem unique to you, but it’s not unique to V&S. We’re a Women in Trucking member and supporter, and we focus on creating opportunities within our company that further its mission. In case you’re not familiar, WIT is an association dedicated to encouraging the employment of women in the trucking industry, promoting their accomplishments, and minimizing obstacles faced by women working in the industry.

As a company that operates with the goal of being an agent of positive change, and because we have a history and legacy of quality and respect, V&S is proud to advance the WIT vision.  

Through our partnership, we have access to tools and resources that allow us to connect with the Women in Trucking community. Social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube give us the ability to interact with tens of thousands of followers. We also network at industry events like the Mid-America Trucking Show and the Great American Trucking Show.

But most importantly, our partnership with WIT gives us the information we need to help women feel comfortable and succeed in this male-dominated industry. We make it our focus to understand the different perspectives women in the industry can provide, the different issues they can face, and the positive impact they can have on the industry.

Are you a woman in the trucking industry? Connect with us on Facebook or YouTube to learn more about how we pave the way toward confidence and success for drivers like Robin!

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