Submit Your Data to the WIT Index Survey Today!
In an effort to better quantify the number of women working in the trucking industry, Women In Trucking Association, Inc. (WIT) created the “WIT Index”, which measures the number of women drivers and management at organizations nationwide. The mission of WIT is to encourage employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles. Membership is not limited to women, as 17% of its members are men who support the mission.
In 2016, WIT partnered with the National Transportation Institute (NTI) to gather accurate data for the WIT Index. NTI’s COO, Leah Shaver, serves on the WIT board of directors. Preliminary findings of NTI’s research on behalf of WIT has found that women are under-represented by our industry, both as drivers and in management. Early submissions to the WIT Index show growth of women in our industry and we are eager to add more. Carriers have come so far, and invested money, time, training and more to increase employment of women in the trucking industry. The National Transportation Institute and Women In Trucking together urge all carriers to participate by sharing your company’s percentage of female drivers and management in order for us to continue developing the WIT Index. Confidentiality is guaranteed, and is also why we’ve been a trusted resource in the transportation industry since 1995! Contributing carriers will not be specified within the index, and will receive a copy with aggregated results by region and fleet size.
% of Female Drivers for the organization as a whole:
Direction: Calculate by dividing the number of employed/contracted Female Drivers by total number of employed/contracted/All Drivers
Example: 27 female drivers/567 all total drivers = .047 or 5%
Female Driver Definition: Number of all workers (Full or Part-Time, employed, independent contractor or owner operator) as defined who are women.
% of Female Management for the organization as a whole:
Direction: Calculate by dividing the number of employed female Corporate Managers by the number of total employed Corporate Managers
Example: 16 female managers/148 total managers = .108 or 11%
Female Management Definition: A person who controls or directs business enterprise, including senior staff, heads of various divisions; middle management, executives in charge of the detailed running of an organization or business and reporting to top management; lower executives who manage supervisors overseeing day-to-day operations.
Should include Corporate titles with terms like Chief, VP of, Director of, (Department) Manager, Officers, Executives, Managers, Department heads; Should not include Driver Managers or like lower-level supervisors directly overseeing day-to-day operations.