Women In Trucking Association Announces its January 2022 Member of the Month

| January 4, 2022

Aldijana bought her first truck as a side job and became an owner-operator

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Aldijana Miljkovic as its January 2022 Member of the Month. She is the owner of Lina Express, Inc., a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified trucking company located in the Chicago area.

Aldijana started her career working as a receptionist with no experience or knowledge in the trucking industry. Moving quickly up the corporate ladder, she became a recruiter, dispatcher, accounting manager, then an operations manager. Through this process, she realized her love for the industry and discovered her passion.  

To further explore this passion, Aldijana bought her first truck as a side job and became an owner-operator. She hired her first team drivers as she continued working as an operations manager. After five years, her side business grew to eight trucks and a team of drivers.

“My boss wasn’t happy with my side growth and constantly reminded me, ‘it’s a man’s world.’ At the same time, I was managing his 75 trucks and my 8 trucks with no problem,” she said.  

After eight years working for the same company, Aldijana felt underappreciated and put down. She parted with the company and obtained her own authority.

“I’m proud I got my WOSB certificate and am now running my own company, under my own authority,” she said. “We specialize in power only LTL 48 states.” 

Aldijana has now been in the trucking industry for nearly a decade. Her goal is to empower other women and make sure they know that they can do anything, regardless what others say.  

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