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WOMEN IN TRUCKING

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WE PROMOTE THE EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY

Obstacles are not uncommon for any woman trying to compete with the male population in any industry and the stereotypical image of a Professional Driver acts as deterrent to women who think they are not physically cut-out for the profession.

The old-school driver who thinks that women can’t measure up and are non –accepting of them in the industry is quickly becoming extinct, this is changing with the next generation, which is more accepting regarding gender related expectations. The biggest challenge is in getting women to understand that they are capable and valued in the industry”.

So many women have a misconception that they are not strong enough or burly enough for the job. We must convince them that size and strength are not as much a factor as in the past. the equipment is better suited to a larger group of drivers and more importantly, that the industry wants them.

Changing decades of opinions and attitudes among the male drivers is not an easy task but one that is a work in progress, we are often approached by men who think women are not capable of driving a truck, but we are just as often affirmed by men who think that women are more capable than their male counterparts.

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TRUCKER GIRL INC. IS AN EXTENSION OF SYCS TRUCKING COMPANY. OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF WOMEN EMPLOYED IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY.

There is not a single challenge women face that men don’t face, but we will tell you that the challenges are prioritized differently. Safety is at the top of the list of concerns. Women are more vulnerable and must be situationally aware of where they are and what they are doing.

Female drivers are more cautious and take fewer risks than men due to testosterone and this is reflected in the way they drive and work. Accidents involving men are often at higher speeds, on curves and at night and most often result in greater damage and loss of life.

Thanks to the men who do believe in women and support them. The average age of a female driver is 52. The typical female driver has raised her family and due to the urging of a husband, father or partner has earned a CDL and is driving a truck. Most women (50-60 %) work in a team configuration. Even female solo drivers have often entered the industry due to a male who encouraged and supported her

Companies are finally giving more women opportunities and warming up to the gender issue.
We hope our information on Women in Trucking has been informative and help with bridging this gap

Thanks to all our Lady Drivers, thank you for making a difference!