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Driver Ambassador: May Post-Trip Inspection

As those in the trucking industry know, the Post-Trip Inspection is a time to check and see if anything has changed with your equipment since you began your trip and if there are any items that need to be addressed before continuing on down the road. It’s a time to assess, reflect and plan what’s next.

REFLECT

This week I can’t help but reflect on courage. Women In Trucking Association lost one of our own to domestic violence this week. She has worked in the transportation industry for decades and is a long time member of Women In Trucking Association. 

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Driver Ambassador: March Post-Trip Inspection

As those in the trucking industry know, the Post-Trip Inspection is a time to check and see if anything has changed with your equipment since you began your trip and if there are any items that need to be addressed before continuing on down the road. It’s a time to assess, reflect and plan what’s next.

ASSESS

Recently at the end of an Over-The-Road training week with a new hire for Schneider, I was doing my mental Post Trip Report on what went well and what needed improvement. So much has changed in our daily lives since my past DA Report and I was feeling a bit pensive. I asked my student…”If you could have three truck driving wishes to share with the country what would they be?”. He told me his wishes: 1) customers would provide free snacks, water and restrooms to divers, 2) bonuses for drivers that continue to drive during pandemic, and 3) the public would be patient, not rush grocery stores and and leave some food on the shelves for others. He then asked what my wishes would be. I’ve reflected on that question this week and decided these would be my truck driver wishes to be granted for all professional drivers.

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Introducing Our New Blog Series: The Post-Trip Inspection

As those in the trucking industry know, the Post-Trip Inspection is a time to check and see if anything has changed with your equipment since you began your trip and if there are any items that need to be addressed before continuing on down the road. It’s a time to assess, reflect and plan what’s next.

ASSESS

A very special trip began in March of 2019 for me after I became the first-ever Driver Ambassador for the Women In Trucking Association while remaining an OTR Driver and Training Engineer at Schneider. Nine months have since passed by and quite a bit has changed for the better in my life, in the industry and in the organizations. As the Driver Ambassador, I’m responsible for traveling the country in my state-of-the art Schneider 2020 Freightliner Cascadia and doing what I love most … talking truck! Connected to the truck will be a Women In Trucking Association Educational Trailer that people interested in learning more about opportunities for and the history of women in trucking can explore and interact with. I was beyond honored to be chosen for the amazing opportunity to be a member of the Women In Trucking movement and have the chance to shine a brighter, positive light on the trucking industry.

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