Chairman, Texas Trucking Association Foundation
A second-generation member of the trucking industry, India first joined the trucking industry 27 years ago after she and her husband began working in the family business. By joining the industry, India followed in the footsteps of her father, Rex Acker, who has been recognized as a pioneer in the Texas trucking industry.
Working in the industry has been “truly priceless,” India told TMAF. The industry provided India with an opportunity to pursue her education and become a doctoral candidate.
As a member of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Trucking Association (TXTA) Foundation, India said she is especially proud to serve on the board because their scholarship program funds educational opportunities in the industry. India said, “The greatest reward is making phone calls to scholarship recipients and their parents.”
Proud of her job and the work of the industry, India said, “This role allows me to see the tremendous generosity of the people of this industry. We have gained lifetime friends that genuinely care about each other and the collective success of the trucking industry.”
India would tell other women who are considering joining the trucking industry that “the opportunity in this industry for women is underestimated” and “there are many areas for one to succeed in trucking.” India said, “I am very proud of the amazing women that have stepped up to great responsibility in our company and the industry.”