A new local company is working to help women explore the trucking industry with an upcoming event.
Trucking apparel company S.H.E. Trucking Apparel is hosting an upcoming event called The Big Rig Kids with Grandma Polly. Renee Brown, a former trucker who is also known as Grandma Polly, is an author of a series of books to inspire young adults.
S.H.E. Trucking stands for Sisterhood Helping Empowerment in Trucking. The business’ event is designed to present a window into the trucking industry for young women who may want to explore the field as a career option.
“We encourage kids and adults can come out to get a full experience,” CEO and Founder of S.H.E. Trucking Sharae Moore said in a prepared statement. “Dream big. You can be anything you want to be.”
The event will take place on July 19 from noon to 2 p.m. at Leadership for Life and on July 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Girls Incorporated of Chattanooga.
Truckers will be on-site with their rigs to answer questions and youth may get a feel of what being on the road is like form the driver’s seat.
S.H.E. Trucking Apparel seeks to inspire and empire women in trucking through its clothing brand, according to a news release.
The company supports women in trucking by connecting women in the field and through its T-shirt sale which help women in need of financial assistance.