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Groups Draft Bill to Help Increase Presence of Women in Trucking Industry

Groups Draft Bill to Help Increase Presence of Women in Trucking Industry

The trucking industry’s driver shortage is not going away.  In fact, recent projections from the American Trucking Association (ATA) indicate that the shortage is expected to double over the next decade.  This has been an ongoing issue and trucking companies are looking for ways to recruit drivers —as we have discussed many times before.  Trucking companies have expanded their recruiting efforts and have begun to target a segment of the population that has since been ignored in this industry— WOMEN.1  Women have been fighting to be equal to men in every industry, why not the trucking industry too?!

Exploring the Benefits of Female Drivers in the Trucking Industry

Exploring the Benefits of Female Drivers in the Trucking Industry

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.

NIT Survey Finds Number of Women Truck Drivers Increased in 2017

NIT Survey Finds Number of Women Truck Drivers Increased in 2017

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.