The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Laura Duryea as its September 2023 Member of the Month. Duryea is the director of Driver Recruitment and Professional Growth at Boyle Transportation, a specialized transportation logistics provider, the press release notes.
According to the association, Duryea got her start in the transportation industry as a professional driver which was inspired by driving the shuttle bus while attending Carnegie Mellon University. After graduating with a Viola Performance degree and a change of heart, she decided to attend Pittsburgh Diesel Institute, resulting in a 25-year driving career.
The last two of those driving years were spent as a team driver at Boyle Transportation before transitioning to the Manager of Recruiting, Retention, and Driver Development for 5 years, the press release notes. She has been the Director of Driver Recruitment and Professional Growth since July 2023 and believes her 25-year driving career brings a unique perspective to the position, WIT notes.
According to the press release, in 2022, Duryea was named as a member newly established Women of Trucking Advisory Board (WOTAB) of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Additionally, she was recently named as a mentor in the Women in Motion Mentor Program with the American Trucking Association (ATA).