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Welcome to FMCSA’s WOTAB

Welcome to the website of the Women of Trucking Advisory Board (WOTAB) of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Chartered by the Secretary of Transportation on February 11, 2022, WOTAB is charged with reviewing and reporting on policies that provide education, training, mentorship, or outreach to women in the trucking industry and recruit, retain, or advance women in the trucking industry. WOTAB will be composed of members whose backgrounds, experience, and certifications allow them to contribute balanced points of view and diverse ideas regarding the coordination of functions of trucking companies, nonprofit organizations, and trucking associations. WOTAB’s work will support women pursuing careers in trucking, expand scholarship opportunities for women in the trucking industry, and enhance trucking training, mentorship, education, and outreach programs for women.

How to Apply for WOTAB

Members serve without pay and are chosen from a field of qualified candidates for two-year terms. The application period has been extended by one week, through Friday, April 15, 2022. Should you wish to apply or nominate someone for membership, please email the following materials to

  • A letter expressing your interest and qualifications to serve on the committee, specifying one of the following membership categories:
    • A large trucking company (more than 100 power
    • A mid-sized trucking company (11-100 power units).
    • A small trucking company (1-10 power units).
    • A nonprofit organization in the trucking industry.
    • A trucking business association.
    • An independent owner-operator.
    • A female professional truck driver.
    • An institution of higher education or trucking trade school.
    • Other related role within trucking industry (please specify).
  • A resume of relevant work experience.
  • One letter of recommendation from someone who knows you and your professional accomplishments first-hand. This can be a supervisor or a colleague.

For questions concerning WOTAB, please e-mail

Upcoming Meetings

To be determined.

Last updated: Friday, March 18, 2022