Tiffany Hanna, professional driver and trainer at Prime Inc, is now an owner-operator thanks to the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Arrow Truck Sales. Hanna was selected from the applicants who submitted an essay on the importance of attracting more women into the trucking industry.
“Women need to know they can be successful in trucking and can do the job just as well, if not better, than a man,” she wrote. Hanna has been an advocate for female drivers at Prime Inc and serves on the Prime Driver Advisory Board. She is also active with the Highway Diamonds celebration hosted by Prime Inc annually to honor its female drivers.
A US Navy veteran, Hanna is the mother of five children and resides in St Peters MO. She has been at Prime Inc since 2014 and served as a trainer for the past four years.
Besides a 2014 Volvo VNL670 truck from Arrow Trucks Sales (worth $55,000), Hanna received these products from WIT member companies:
•ATBS—One year “RumbleStrip Essentials” financial services ($700)
•Belmor—Gift certificate: Bug Screen, Winterfront, Hood Shield, Side Window Deflector ($560)
•Blue Beacon Truck Washes—Blue Beacon tractor wash/Rain-x service each month ($600+)
•Citadel Fleet Safety—Citadel Kit and 24 months’ service ($600)
•Drivewyze—Lifetime subscription to Drivewyze Pre Clear Weigh Station Bypass Service (value unlimited)
•FlowBelow—Tractor AeroKit wheel fairings and wheel covers ($2,135)
•Michelin—10 BF Goodrich tires ($4,500)
•National Truck Protection—One-year/120,000-mile engine warranty ($2,950)
•One-year After Treatment system warranty ($995)
•Rand McNally—OverDryve 8 Pro ($600) and one-year Sirius/XM subscription ($260)
•Roadworks—Gift certificate: three sets of Roadworks Detail Products, Sun Visor, Trim ($300)
•Sunrise Bedding/The Pillow Topper—Mattress Topper ($125)
•Travel Centers of America/Petro Stopping Centers—First fuel tank fill and Platinum loyalty status for one year ($1,000)
•Velvac—Road IQ Connected Vehicle Vision Platform ($3,500)
•Wired Truck—Omnitracs IVG unit ($1,900)
Ellen Voie, WIT president/CEO, announced the winner during the ninth annual “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel,” at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville KY.
“We are thrilled to hand over the keys to Tiffany, who has been an advocate for women in the trucking industry by mentoring and supporting the women and men at Prime Inc,” said Voie. “This is truly the chance of a lifetime, thanks to Arrow Truck Sales and their very generous donation.”