While slowly on the climb, the number of drivers composing of women in the trucking industry remains a mere 7.89%. According to statistics, hiring more females into driving careers can serve many benefits to your company, the industry, as well as other drivers on the road. Here’s a closer look.
A partnership between the Women in Trucking Association (WIT) and the National Transportation Institute (NIT) surveyed companies regarding the number of women in the industry, finding the figure to increase in 2017. In order to track information regarding the benefits, driver wages, retirement plans and other data, the two organizations surveyed hundreds of trucking firms. According to the information that was gathered, the percentage of women drivers rose in 2017 from 7.13 percent at the beginning of the year to 7.89 percent at the end. The presence of women in management also increased in 2017 from 23 percent to 23.75 percent.