Women Truck Drivers: Getting Behind the Wheel
Did you know that women have always played a role in transportation? They hauled freight by taking the reins of horses in the stagecoach days and rode horses for the Pony Express. Now it’s common for a woman to drive 80,000 pound big rigs across the globe. When you hear the word trucking you may automatically think “male truck driver” or a “man’s job”. Yes, for the foreseeable future trucking will always be a male-dominated industry. But increasingly, women choose driving as their career.
Driver Shortage: Appreciate your Drivers
Driver shortage is an issue we are all familiar with in trucking. The issue is present every day we come to work. Unfortunately, the driver shortage issue is here to stay for the foreseeable future. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the U.S. government estimates 33,000 truck driver jobs will be needed by 2020. How are we going to get there? I work for a trucking company my father started in 1980. I have learned that it is a battle to recruit drivers and it is a battle to keep drivers.
For Truck Drivers, Depression is Real
The sun is shining, you got a great night’s rest, and the route in front you for the day seems manageable as you pull away from last night’s resting place. All should be right with the world. But, in an instant, you find yourself overwhelmed with that nagging feeling that everything around you is a miserable mess.
Chances are depression has not crossed your mind.