SiriusXM has launched Women In Trucking, a live, call-in show airing exclusively on SiriusXM Road Dog channel 146. The weekly, two-hour show premiered on Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 am ET. Hosted by Ellen Voie, Women In Trucking features listener call-ins and interviews with professionals from the trucking industry – from drivers, technicians, and engineers to transportation CEOs and
dispatchers – sharing their stories of the challenges and opportunities of the open road.
Women In Trucking, a show geared towards men and women listeners, will also address gender diversity issues pushing for more women to join its ranks. With women making up 7% of the trucking industry workforce, Women In Trucking will help promote the employment of more women by identifying and removing the obstacles that keep them from entering the field.
“I am excited to host Women In Trucking and to hear from SiriusXM listeners across the country,” said Voie. “I look forward to hearing from both male and female drivers to open up a bold new dialogue about our industry and how we can move forward together.”
“We welcome Ellen Voie and our first, exclusive program dedicated to women in trucking,” said Dave Gorab, VP and GM of Talk Programming, SiriusXM. “At a time when women are increasingly joining the industry, we are pleased to bring Ellen’s expertise and authoritative voice to our fulltime channel dedicated to professional drivers.”
Ellen Voie is President and CEO of The Women In Trucking Association in the US. She was at Schneider, Inc., and was Executive Director of Trucker Buddy International, Inc.
SiriusXM subscribers can hear Road Dog programming via SiriusXM On Demand, through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at www.siriusxm.ca/player.