Sisterhood Helping Empowerment In Trucking Hosts Big Rig Kids Thursday And Friday

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Sisterhood Helping Empowerment in Trucking will host its first annual The Big Rig Kids, with Grandma Polly, on Thursday from 12-2 p.m. at Leadership for Life, 200 E. 37th St. and Friday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Girls Incorporated of Chattanooga, 4505 Brainerd Road. 

The purpose of the event is to present a window into the trucking industry for girls and young women who may want to explore the field as a career option. Truckers will be onsite with their rigs to answer questions, and youth may get a feel of what “on the road” is like from the driver's seat.

"We encourage kids and adults can come out to get a full experience,” said Sharae Moore, CEO and founder of S.H.E. Trucking. “Dream big. You can be anything you want to be." 

Renee Brown, a former trucker known as Grandma Polly, is author of a series of books to inspire young adults. Through her series she covers topics including youth and community-related issues. The Charlotte, N.C. based Big Rigs Kids will present their anti-bullying movement, “Stand Up!”

S.H.E. Trucking Apparel seeks to inspire and empire women in trucking through its clothing brand. The company is a supporter of women in trucking by connecting women in the field coast to coast, and through its T-shirt sales, by supporting women in trucking in need of financial assistance.

Sponsors for the event are Sese Logistics, First Class Transport and Chattanooga Wing Factory.

For more information about the event, or S.H.E. Trucking, visit www.shetrucking.com.




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