On a particular episode of the Ladies In Trucking present on Highway Canine Trucking (Ch. 146), the affiliation’s President and CEO Ellen Voie speaks with friends Kylla Lanier and Meera Joshi about how the trucking business can deal with gender range points by means of constructive modifications that finally profit ladies (and males) employed within the business. From driver to technician, security director to engineer, CEO to dispatcher, the push for extra ladies in all roles is the objective. Lanier and Joshi share their tales of challenges and alternatives to make the trucking business higher for all of us.
Kylla Lanier is the deputy director and co-founder of Truckers In opposition to Trafficking, a 501(c)3 group that exists to coach, equip, empower, and mobilize members of the trucking, bus, and vitality industries to fight home intercourse trafficking. She speaks across the nation about TAT’s mission and the way the trucking business is combatting human trafficking. She additionally trains legislation enforcement on human trafficking, the victim-centered strategy, and how you can establish human trafficking at routine interdiction and inspection stops. Ms. Lanier additionally handles social media for TAT together with managing the Fb, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube accounts. She’s been concerned within the struggle in opposition to human trafficking since 2007 when she helped provoke the state coalition in opposition to trafficking in Oklahoma.
Meera Joshi serves because the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Provider Security Administration. Most not too long ago Joshi served as Basic Supervisor of the New York workplace of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants and visiting scholar at NYU’s Rudin Heart for Transportation coverage. Beforehand, Joshi served as chief regulator of New York Metropolis’s for-hire automobile business. Underneath her management, New York Metropolis mandated the reporting of granular journey knowledge from giant app operators, which knowledgeable landmark data-driven security reforms, enforceable pay requirements for drivers, and significant entry to service for the disabled. Joshi was additionally an government supervisor in metropolis businesses charged with oversight of the New York Metropolis Police Division and Division of Corrections.