A Mexican American woman from California with two children and six grandchildren, Desiree Wood began writing about her experiences as a single female entering trucking in 2008 on the "Ask the Trucker" blog. Her unedited story, "A Day in the Life of a Lady Trucker" became the basis of four Dan Rather Investigative reports into truck driver training.
In 2010 she founded REAL Women in Trucking. She is also the President of Truckers Emergency Assistance Responders (T.E.A.R.).
Desiree is internationally recognized for her work advocating for truckers and specifically women who are entering the industry. Known as an expert on entry-level truck driver training fleet practices with firsthand experience, she provides insight to law firms on recruiting, retention, and training. She's a paid consultant for both movie and television productions and a highly sought-after public speaker on trucking issues. She is an actual truck driver with over 1 million safe miles and 15 years in the industry.
Her commitment to ensuring safety in the industry runs deep. She provides insight to scholars, lawmakers, the public and private sector sharing her first-hand knowledge of the trucking industry. Her support and leadership on legislative/policy efforts is well known. She champions for improvements in training to end sexual violence and sexual harassment, discrimination, safe truck parking, higher standards in CDL training, awareness on how to report human trafficking and increased wages for drivers.
Desiree is nationally recognized by drivers and policy makers for her efforts.
She is an appointed committee member to the following:
• Florida Freight Advisory Committee
• Martin County Florida Transportation Committee
• Nevada Freight Advisory Committee
• Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety MCSAC Driver Subcommittee
• Transportation Research Board Freight Transportation Planning and Logistics Committee
Desiree works towards a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Non-Profit Management from the University of Maryland University College, holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Maryland University College and credits from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas College of Business.
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