Submit Your Data to the WIT Index Survey Today!
Women in Trucking Association, Inc. (WIT) developed the “WIT Index,” to better quantify the number of female truck drivers and members of management in the trucking industry on a national level. 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 that the number of women in our industry is growing and we are excited to add more. We have seen so many improvements in this area with carriers investing money, time and training to boost the number of women employed in the trucking industry. To help us continue to develop the WIT Index, The National Transportation Institute and Women in Trucking ask for the participation of all carriers by sharing your company’s percentage of truck drivers that are female or part of management. 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 Truck 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.