Working Women Wednesday: Celebrating Women in the Trucking Industry with Walkabout Transport

Celebrate Women's History Month with amazing women in the trucking industry!

March is Women’s History Month and here at ExpressTruckTax we want to celebrate and highlight the accomplishments of women in the trucking industry. The trucking industry has been a mostly male-dominated industry, but in recent years more and more women have started trucking, some even going as far as starting their own trucking companies. 

Each week in March we will feature different women-owned trucking companies and this week we are focusing on Walkabout Transport.

Walkabout Transport is a women-owned trucking company that specializes in general freight transportation in the lower 48 states. 

When asked to provide a quote about her experiences with trucking, the company’s owner Debra Desiderato had this to say: “I was born and raised in Australia. When I was 13 my older brother took me trucking in New Zealand, I knew back then that I was gonna be a trucker too. I moved to the US in 98’ and bought my first truck in 2002. In 2019 I was awarded Driver of the Year with NASTC (National Association of Small Trucking Companies). I’m also on the driver advisory board for the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and a member of OOIDA and Real Women in Trucking. I’m now 57 years old with almost 2 million accident-free miles, been all over the United States, and still love trucking independently.”

Debra Desiderato is an Experienced Class A OTR tractor-trailer driver with all endorsements. She represents trucking companies for USDOT safety compliance audits and sets up and maintains safety management plans. 

Join us in celebrating many women-owned trucking companies this Women’s History Month and help us give these amazing women the recognition they deserve!


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