Trucks Are For Girls
This year J&M partnered with Women In Trucking to host local Girl Scout Troops at a unique and fun event centered around the trucking industry. The girls had the opportunity to learn more about the supply chain process their Girl Scout Cookies go through to get to them, starting with the raw materials.
We opened our event for up to 50 girls from troops in the Birmingham area. While in attendance, girls and their parents participated in four different stations that touched on different career opportunities within the industry.
- Tractor-Trailer Tour: Girls were able to sit in the driver’s seat, learn the different operating systems and tour both the inside and outside of the truck and trailer, learning the different types of products that can be hauled in pneumatic trailers.
- Dispatch: Girls tested their problem-solving and critical thinking skills by helping get their cookies to their required destination at specific times.
- Build Your Own Truck: using a variety of craft materials, girls were able to design and decorate their own tractor-trailer, varying in size, colors and accessories.
- Thank You Message: Girls created and decorated a custom thank you message for our nations professional drivers after learning some of the challenges they face and just how essential they are to everyday life.
Girls of all ages and their parents had the opportunity to ask questions about the industry and share some common misunderstood assumptions about what the Trucking Industry is and what is does for the world.
J&M’s group of volunteers represented all departments within J&M as well as the many different functions within those departments. Following the event, girls who attended received a custom Transportation Patch as well as a workbook to further their interest and deepen their knowledge.
Thank you to all organizations for your involvement to make this event happen and to the girls and parents who came out! We are looking forward to more events like this in the future.