women drivers

Government, Business, Safety

Gender Bias, Harassment in Industry Still a Concern, Report Says

Woman driving a truck Getty Images

A new report and survey conducted by the Women In Trucking Association showed that most women regard the industry as safe, but many report they have been the recipients of verbally offensive comments, verbal threats and abuse in recent years.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 24, 2022
Government, Business

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill Promoting Women in Trucking

Female truck driver Female drivers constitute 10% of the truck-driving workforce, according to Women In Trucking. (Getty Images)

A group of lawmakers has reintroduced legislation that aims to support women entering the trucking industry.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021

Women Drivers Scarce Despite Data Supporting Their Qualifications

Emilie Worsham of Omnitracs Emilie Worsham of Omnitracs by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

FRISCO, Texas — Despite having a lower turnover rate than their male counterparts and exhibiting safer driving habits, women still make up just a small portion — 7% — of the truck-driving workforce.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2018

NTI Survey Reveals Incremental Rise in Number of Female Drivers

Truck driver Lytx Inc.

At the end of 2017, 7.9% of truck drivers were women, up from 7.1% at the beginning of the year, according to research conducted by the National Transportation Institute for the Women In Trucking Association.

May 4, 2018

Women’s Workplace Initiatives: Start Small, Include Many, Network Finds

Peterbilt Women’s Initiative Network members at the WIT conference Peterbilt Women’s Initiative Network members at WIT's conference. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Women looking to establish initiatives that engage other women in the workplace should start small and involve all sectors of their organization, from the human resources department to executives, according to Erin Luke, fleet sales administration manager at Peterbilt Motors Co.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017

For Women in Trucking, Retaining Just as Crucial as Recruiting

Keera Brooks, CEO of Sawgrass Logistics Brooks, CEO of Sawgrass Logistics, at WIT’s annual conference. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Increasing the number of women in the trucking industry is as much a matter of recruiting new talent as it is a matter of retaining the employees that are already there, according to Keera Brooks, chief executive officer of Sawgrass Logistics.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2017
Equipment, Business

Female-Friendly Equipment Prevents Injuries, Improves Ease of Use, Drivers, Suppliers Say

To help attract and retain female drivers, a number of fleets and manufacturers are adding specialized equipment to help reduce injuries and minimize the amount of strength needed to complete certain tasks, which contribute to a better life on the road.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
August 11, 2016

Facilities Focus on Safety, Health Concerns in Response to an Increase in Female Drivers

As the number of women truck drivers increases, truck-stop operators say they are adding services that are meant to allay concerns about safety, cleanliness, health and respect that often trouble their female customers.

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