Celebrating Women in Auto Transport on International Women’s Day


Celebrating Women on International Women's Day with Super Dispatch

Every year, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements and their progress. And the auto transport industry, while historically male-dominated, has seen a remarkable shift in its gender composition. International Women’s Day presents the ideal opportunity to honor the women who have paved the way, challenged the norm, and made substantial contributions in our industry. On this special day, we pay tribute to the incredible women who have shaped the auto transport industry and continue to inspire change.

The Road Less Traveled: A Brief History of Women in Trucking

In the early days of trucking, the image of a woman behind the wheel was a rarity. However, women have always played an integral, if often overlooked, role in the trucking and auto transport industry. During World War I and II, when the men were away at war, women stepped up to fill the labor shortage, driving trucks and delivering goods that were crucial to the war effort.

Later, the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada was founded and the war’s Women’s Army Corps was formed in the United States, providing women with official opportunities to become truck drivers. After the Women In Trucking Association was established in the United States, which has since bolstered the number of female transport professionals, aimed to create a better working environment for female truck drivers, and now supports a vast network of women in the industry worldwide.

The narrative of women’s involvement in transportation stretches back decades, illuminating stories of resolve and resilience. From the early pioneers who navigated the automotive landscape to the trailblazers who broke into auto transport, their journeys are testament to their tenacity.

As women we have the unique ability to anticipate the needs of others and to be sensitive to both the person and their situation. These unique gifts are assets that our team of super women bring to the auto transportation industry each day.” 


– Laurel Sharpe, Getaway Day Agency

Shifting Gears: The Impact of Women in the Auto Transport Industry

Women in auto transport and the auto industry are a growing force. They bring with them diverse perspectives and skill sets that contribute to the industry’s innovation and growth. Organizations within the industry are not only celebrating the achievements of women but also advocating for more inclusive policies, better work environments to support female professionals, and a career path towards leadership.

The presence of women in auto transport has not only diversified the workforce but has also brought about advancements in service quality and customer satisfaction. Studies consistently show that gender-diverse teams in transportation lead to better business performance.

As a woman in auto transport, this is not for the faint of heart. You have to work your butt off to get to where you want to be.”   


– Sue Cuthbertson, Murphy Auto Transport

Driving the Future

At Super Dispatch, we are committed to recognizing the incredible women who are part of our team. We are lucky to work with some of the most talented women in the auto transport industry. Their dedication, passion, and hard work have been instrumental in our success. From our support experts to our product managers, every role is crucial, and we are proud to have a team that truly represents the diversity and strength of the industry.

Girls should be looking at the auto industry more. It’s always changing. From legislation to the way we’re building cars – it’s always changing.”   


– Gigi Ferris, Hansen& Adkins Auto Transport

On this International Women’s Day, we praise the role of women in shaping the future of auto transport. Their involvement is critical not only for the industry’s growth but also for the wider economy. Women provide a compass for those aspiring to follow in their tracks. With their accomplishments in mind, we look forward to seeing more women take on leading roles in auto transport.


Published on March 6, 2024

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