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Area Girl Scouts Learn About Women in Field of Trucking


Judith Ott

Girl Scouts from the Bedford Service Unit visited Smith Transport in Roaring Spring on Saturday, April 27. The girls asked lots of questions to drivers and employees and had a very exciting day at Smith Trucking.

Girl Scouts from the Bedford Service Unit spent four hours on Saturday, April 27, at Smith Transport in Roaring Spring.

There is a new patch for Girl Scouts called the WIT (Women in Trucking) patch. Luella Bates was the first woman in the world to drive truck.

The girls started the day with orientation from Jennifer Hillegass, the marketing brand manager at Smith Transport and who is in charge of all driver awards, and Janelle Grapes, one of their own troop leaders who is an over-the-road truck driver for Smith Transport.

Grapes explained a website, WIT, which she uses along with other...

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