11.13.22  |  Events

2022 Accelerate! Conference & Expo by the Women in Trucking Association

Dallas, TX

Accelerate Conference & Expo by Women in Trucking Association

For 2022, the Women in Trucking (WiT) Association’s annual conference will feature more than 100 thought leaders on a wide variety of transportation, supply chain, and gender issues. The educational and networking event will also recognize and promote the accomplishments of women in the trucking industry.

Panel Discussion: Autonomous Trucks: The Future is Here


  • Amisha Vadalia, Senior Director of Operations at Plus

  • Tammy Hamilton, VP of Operations with Gatik

  • Xinfeng Le, Senior Product Manager for Waymo Via Trucking

  • Vivian Sun, Chief Commercial Officer with Waabi

  • Akila Panneerselvam, Engineering Manager with Perception, Torc Robotics

  • Moderator: Shannon M. Cohen, partner with Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary P.C.

Session Details:

The number of autonomous trucks and buses is expected to grow from practically zero this year to 1.2 million by 2032, according to new market analysis by Guidehouse Insights. The heavy anticipation for a surge in autonomous trucks is driven by a number of factors, including the ability to accommodate a growing volume of freight that is stymied by the aging of the current long-haul driver pool and relatively low interest in OTR professional driver opportunities by younger people.

During this provocative panel discussion, executives from autonomous trucking companies share their roadmaps of how for-hire and private fleets are starting to add robotic tractors to their fleets for near-future application. Attend this session to:

  • Gain insight as to the current state of this emerging technology and what it could mean to commercial trucking markets around the world

  • Understand the benefits of autonomous trucking technology – and how it could help to address the shortage of professional truck drivers in North America

  • Hear from industry insiders about current pilot programs, test programs, and use cases involving this new technology

  • Learn how women can help to advance this technology, along with opportunities and implications for female professionals in today’s trucking industry

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