Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, announced that professional truck driver Glenda Campbell has won the first-ever “Woman Trucker Award.’ The award was presented to Campbell by officials from the Orlando Truckers’ Conference,, Inc. and the Women in Trucking (WIT) Association in February at the 2007 Orlando Truckers’ Conference (OTC) in Orlando, FL. The three organizations recently joined forces to spotlight one female truck driver every year who demonstrates dedication to the profession, and to encourage women to enter the predominantly male trucking and freight brokerage industries.

After a successful career in computer electronics, Campbell decided to become a Schneider driver with her daughter in 2004. In her 50s at the time, she earned her commercial drivers license (CDL) through Schneider’s company-provided training program. Though her daughter eventually left the industry, Campbell remained and has been driving accident-free for the company ever since.

“I feel privileged to be the first winner of this award,’ said Campbell. “I really enjoy driving. Not only do I get to see the country, but I’ve been able to prove to myself that I can succeed in a largely male-dominated field. Through this award, I hope I’m able to influence other women to pursue truck driving and enjoy its many rewards.’

According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), women make up just 4.5% of the industry’s drivers. Schneider currently has more than 900 female drivers on the road.

“We commend the WIT Association, and the OTC for establishing a partnership that empowers women in this industry,’ said Rob Reich, vice president of enterprise recruiting for Schneider National. “Through this award, they are not only inspiring Glenda to continue her good work, but they’re elevating awareness of this career choice for women everywhere.’

The WIT Association is a non-profit women’s advocacy organization established to give women in the trucking industry a forum to voice and share their accomplishments, struggles and successes. For more information, visit ., Inc. is a New York-based business-to-business transportation management consulting firm that helps start-up motor carriers, freight brokers and freight forwarders secure their federal and/or state business licenses (operating authority). It is also a leading provider of professional development training programs for new entrant carriers and freight brokers.

The Orlando Truckers’ Conference is an annual industry event geared toward education, entertainment and networking. The two-day tradeshow features up to 100 exhibitors, offering products and services of interest to truckers and start-up carriers.