Women are significantly underrepresented in the transportation industry because few view it favorably. Even so, the data show progress. According to Elisabeth Barna, executive vice president of industry affairs and senior adviser to the president and CEO of American Trucking Associations, women currently make up 7.8% of drivers, up from the previous range of 2% to 3%.
There are some initiatives to draw more women into the profession. According to Transport Topics, the “Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act established a Women of Trucking Advisory Board. It operates under the FMCSA, a division of the USDOT, and its purpose is to encourage and support women to enter careers in trucking.” Another great strategy would be to offer freedom, excitement, and opportunities for financial security to attract more women to the profession.
Overall, there is a promising future for women in the trucking sector, as women continue to do great things in the trucking industry.
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