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Trucking Industry Seeking Women Drivers

Trucking: Not Just a Man's Job

Updated March 2022

With the growth of the trucking industry, companies are facing a professional driver shortage. The trucking industry is no longer a man’s world. This shortage is further opening the doors to women truck drivers, and companies seek out these women to increase gender diversity. Therefore, more women are entering the industry outside of the office setting.

Benefits to Truck Driving

There are many benefits to entering a truck driving career. Studies from 2021 showed the average salary for truck drivers was up to $60,000+. Most companies offer medical and retirement benefits. Many companies haul dedicated freight from the warehouse to store; allowing for more home time, in most cases every day. NTTS offers full-time and part-time CDL training program options to fit obtaining a CDL into your life.

Companies Seeking Women Truck Drivers

Women in Trucking‘s official magazine, Redefining the Road, presented the “Top 50 Companies for Women to Work for in Transportation.” The companies made the list based on traits with women in mind. The characteristics evaluated are gender diversity, compensation, flexibility in hours and requirements, and development and advancement opportunities. A few companies on the 2021 list include DOT Foods, Werner Enterprises, Schneider, and U.S. Xpress. For a complete list, check out the article Top 50 Companies for Women to Work for in Transportation.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 9.1% of professional drivers are women but have seen growth over the past few years. While the industry is facing a driver shortage, more women are expected to fill the need to transport goods. With this door opening to women drivers, the industry is moving toward gender neutrality.

Now is the perfect time to consider a career change. For information on enrolling in a CDL training course, contact National Tractor Trailer School.

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