RITA & Women in Trucking Foundation Announce First Recipient of Lena Daly Scholarship

Pawtucket, RI (September 9, 2020) – The Rhode Island Trucking Association and the Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit affiliated with the Women In Trucking Association, are pleased to announce the first recipient of the RITA WIT Foundation Lena Daly Scholarship, recognizing emerging leaders in the trucking industry in the state of Rhode Island. Morgan Caldarone will be the first recipient of this scholarship, for which she will use to pursue a career in trucking, specifically in the field of law. Morgan is currently attending New England Law | Boston, and once completed, hopes to use her degree to give back to her community and family business, Petrodriver Transportation, with her father and brother.

“It was 60 years ago that Lena Daly led RITA and served as the first Trucking Association Manager in the ATA Federation. In partnering with Women in Trucking and the Women in Trucking Foundation, we honor Lena’s legacy by furthering the careers of women in trucking with these perpetual scholarships,” said Chris Maxwell, RITA President and CEO.

“Lena Daly was an exceptional female leader in our industry, and we are honored to offer this scholarship twice a year to assist a female student associated with the state of Rhode Island in furthering her career in transportation,” said WIT Foundation Past-Chair Debora Babin Katz of TrucBrush Corporation. “Morgan exemplifies a passion for trucking, a desire to help others, and a drive to overcome any obstacle to reach her goals, as did Lena Daly."

The Women In Trucking Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization affiliated with the nonprofit 501c6 trade organization Women In Trucking Association, Inc. and is responsible for raising funds for educational scholarships and encouraging the employment of women in the trucking industry.  For more information:   https://www.womenintruckingfoundation.org/scholarship-info

The Rhode Island Trucking Association, Inc. (RITA) is a chartered, nonprofit organization whose membership is made up of truck owners, fleet owners, private and for hire motor carriers, and allied industries. Since 1931, RITA has represented and promoted all motor carrier interests on the state level. RITA, the only statewide trucking association, has been a member of the American Trucking Associations since 1944.