Trucking has long been considered a male-dominated industry, requiring long hours, lots of travel, and the unknown while out on the road. It’s an interesting job that will take you to incredible places – and pays well, too – but historically it’s been a place for men. Chief Carriers is actively working towards appealing to the female demographic.
According to the Women in Trucking Association, women make up approximately 10% of all truck drivers in the United States. This is a nearly 2% increase since 2019. Although the number of men in this profession outweighs the number of women, that doesn’t mean truck driving is a man’s job. It might surprise readers to learn that female truck drivers date back to 1929 when America’s first female trucker, Lillie MeGee Drennan, took the wheel!
Truck Stores are More Appealing to Females
Truck stops across the United States are working hard to appeal to a growing demographic of women in trucking. Bosselmans, Loves, Sapp Brothers and countless others have invested heavily into appealing to more women in trucking with these upgrades to their travel centers:
- Fitness rooms
- Massage studios
- Nail salons
- Healthier dining options
- Private shower rooms
- Heated toilet seats
- Towel dispensers
- Heated toilet seats
- Massaging toilet seats
Getting Started as a Female Truck Driver
More and more women are climbing up into big rigs and heading out onto the highway. It’s a great time for women to get into trucking. The industry has opened up more than ever before, and many companies like Chief Carriers are actively trying to make the profession more appealing to women. If you’re eager to change your profession, click here to learn more about a career with Chief Carriers.
We want your work to be personally satisfying as well as financially rewarding for women in trucking. So, at Chief Carriers, we’ve built the kind of work environment where you’ll feel like part of the family. We know each other here and every member of the office staff stands behind you to make sure you’re successful. That includes providing you with outstanding equipment, maintenance, and safety programs—because nothing is more important than getting you home to your family safe and sound.
At Chief Carriers, we’ve worked hard to improve the quality of life for our female drivers and help expand the number of women in trucking across America.
- APU units
- Free XM radio
- Driver Mobile App
- New Terminal
- Christmas off guarantee
- Automatic transmissions available
- Flexible rider policy
- Annual safety awards
Perfectly Suited for Women
According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety numbers, women were found to be “statistically safer” drivers than their fellow male drivers.
- Less reckless drivers
- Fewer citations for driving
- Fewer seatbelt violations
- Fewer signal violations
A number of recent studies indicate that female truck drivers get into fewer preventable accidents than men and often drive more cautiously when on the road. Just a few more reasons why we need more women in trucking.
Now is the perfect time for women to being their trucking careers. Please contact Chief Carriers if you are interested in learning more about a truck driving career!