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The Trucker Newspaper - April 15, 2018


18 AT THE TRUCK STOP Presented by Cat Scale, visit The truck stops here: Prime Inc. driver Tiffany Hanna named winner of Volvo giveaway Photo courtesy: ARROW TRUCK SALES Left to right are Jim Stevenson, Arrow director of national accounts; Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO; truck winner Tiffany Hanna and Arrow’s Jim Taber. THE TRUCKER STAFF LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Prime, Inc. driver Tiffany Hanna has been named winner of Women In Trucking’s 2018 Truck Giveaway, sponsored by Arrow Truck Sales. Hanna was announced as the winner at the “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel” event at the Mid-America Trucking Show here March 24. WIT member Hanna is now the owner of a 2014 Volvo VNL670 truck, donated by Arrow. She was selected from 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,” Hanna wrote. She 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. to honor their female drivers. Hanna is a U.S. Navy veteran, a mother of five and a cancer survivor. In addition to the 2014 Volvo VNL670 from Arrow Trucks Sales, she received an extensive array of products from WIT member companies, including ATBS, Blue Beacon Truck Washes, Michelin, National Truck Protection, Travel Centers of America/Petro Stopping Centers and many more. Total value of the giveaway was more than $75,000. WIT President and CEO Ellen Voie made the announcement. “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.” Jim Stevenson, Arrow director of national accounts, serves on the Women In Trucking Board of Directors. “Arrow has long been supportive of equality and diversity efforts within the trucking industry,” said Stevenson, “and we appreciate this opportunity to award Tiffany with this late model Volvo truck to support her success as an owner-operator.” Arrow Truck Sales Inc. was founded in 1950 and is a leading source of used heavy- and medium-duty trucks with retail stores located across the U.S. and Canada. Arrow carries a large inventory of trucks and trailers including all makes and models. Their national headquarters are in Kansas City, Missouri. WIT is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry. 8

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