Female owned fleets on the rise

30 women-owned enterprises have formed since the 150 Business Challenge, a program created by Expediter Services and the Women in Trucking Association in the US.

Established to help foster a target of 150 small businesses run and owned by women over the next 12 months, the project aims to promote the growth of women-owned start-up fleets across the transportation sector and provide resources such as new vehicles, financing and fuel discounts.

Expediter Services offers operational feedback, administrative services and business planning to assist women-owners through the buying process.

Ellen Voie (pictured), Women in Trucking Association CEO and President, said many female entrepreneurs had not established a credit record which brought with it challenges for securing financing to buy equipment that Expediter could offer a solution.

“Once they are part of the program they are providing these new business owners with the support they need to be successful,” said Voie. “They are looking at the individual and what kind of business owner they can be.”

With the Women in Industry awards finalists announced today, the Australian road transport industry continues its promotion and celebration of the continuing contribution of exceptional women who have forged and traiblazed careers.  The event will be held Thursday 14 June at Doltone House in Sydney.

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