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Women In Trucking Association Names Melissa Allen April Member of the Month

| April 2, 2018


Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Melissa Allen, as its April Member of the Month. Allen is a professional driver for Schneider.

Allen was raised in the West End of Louisville KY. She moved away as soon as she could and began to have a positive impact on the world around her. After spending several years in the Army Reserve, she went into active duty and spent a short time overseas where she improved the way information was communicated about casualties.

Upon returning stateside, she continued her education and started her own web design company. Melissa built websites for companies all over the United States for seven years before she got her CDL. Why the drastic career change? She says, “The economy forced me to find a recession-proof career.”

She has been serving her country as an over-the-road truck driver for the past four years. However, driving isn’t the only thing she does. She has recently invented a product to solve a problem in the trucking industry.

Allen repeatedly became frustrated when the fuel nozzle kept falling out of the tanks during fueling. She asked around and realized other drivers had the same problem. So, she came up with a solution. Allen invented a fueling brace that holds the nozzle secure in the tank during fueling. She has already made prototypes and began the patent process for a brace that fits the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution. More information about the fueling brace can be found at www.FuelingBrace.com

Allen urges women to not only live their lives to the fullest, but also make a positive impact on the world around us.

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