Women in trucking. Let me first start off by saying I am not a women I'm a 52 year old male driver who has been driving for 24 years. I don't want to mislead anyone who might think this article is written by a lady trucker. Unlike some of my fellow
drivers who have forgotten what its like to treat a fellow
driver who just happens to be female like a fellow driver
I have the upmost respect for my fellow female drivers.
That said this is my webpage on women truckers.
Often I hear my fellow drivers remark that that trucking
is a man's world. Women have no business in a truck and
should be at home. The job is too demanding and stressful
for a woman. What are these guys so afraid of? Are they so
inscure and are afraid of there own masculinity that they
can't admit that a women can do the same job as them?
Sometime I just think that they are afaird that the other
drivers may be looking at the women drivers and not at
them (if you know what I mean).
Statistics incidate that almost 200,000 women in the U.S.
are truckers. More and more women are getting behind the
wheel. Trucking offers flexible schedules, job security,
competitive salaries, and the open road.
The money is good for a woman looking to begin a trucking
career. You get equal pay for equal work weather your a
male or female. Some women choose trucking after their
kids are grown or after a divorce. Or a woman maybe
married to a trucker and may decide to drive team with her
husband. I would say that the majority are husband an wife
teams. There are not many other jobs where a woman can
make the kind of money found in trucking unless they have a
college degrees. The average entry salary is $30,000 to
$35,000. After the first year or two that salary can jump
to over $50,000 a year.
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Women In Trucking.
So good luck to all the women in trucking be safe and
always be aware of your surroundings.