Women in Trucking
There was a day when women only held traditional job positions, and trucking was not one of them. However, things have changed, and we now see women in various careers formerly dominated by men.
More Women Taking to the Road
The supply chain issues, and the trucker shortage have inspired more women to enter the trucking industry. Many trucking companies are offering strong incentives for women to join the industry.
A career in trucking offers women more freedom, good income, a flexible schedule, and the opportunity to travel to other places.
Women in Trucking Statistics
You might be surprised at some of these statistics about women in the trucking industry.
- Just under half (47%) of the trucking workforce is staffed by women.
- 7% of all truckers are female.
- 23% of carrier employees are female.
The number of women in the trucking industry has climbed steadily over the past ten years and is expected to continue well into the future.
Part of the reason is organizations like the Women in Trucking (WIT) Association and the National Transportation Institute (NTI), which have worked hard to make trucking jobs appealing to women and offer them opportunities in management positions.
Incentives for Women in Trucking
Women in the trucking industry are paid equally to their counterparts regardless of whether they hold trucker positions or management roles. In addition, new employees receive the same income opportunities as veteran staff members.
Most trucking companies offer their employees good benefits like health, dental, and vision insurance. Other benefits that women can look forward to in the trucking industry are pension plans, vacation time, flexible hours, and paid time off.
Additionally, some companies will pay for training for their employees to earn their CDL (commercial driver’s license) and other certifications.
Supporting Women in Trucking
Southern Companies strongly supports women in trucking and is eager to see more female truckers join the workforce in the near future.