What needs to be done to attract more women drivers to the industry?

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  1. roadscholar88

    roadscholar88 Member

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    What needs to be done to attract more women drivers to the industry? What challenges do they currently face? Are recruiting methods more male focused?
     
  2. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    a make up vanity mirror in the truck. maybe an ironing board set up. maybe a baby diaper station as well..????
     
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  3. CGI Reddog

    CGI Reddog Member

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    more money comes to mind.......but that would be too easy

    BTW
    how do you tell if the night driver is female?










    the mirrors are all facing you
     
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    I've done some research on this and found a few things out. Trucking is one of the few industries that tends to stray away from the wage gap, considering that many drivers are paid for cpm. The industry is starrting to see less drivers skewed towards men with some fleets overhauling thier trucks with automatic transmissions and more ergonomic designs to fit more body types. It's going to be a long haul (no pun intended) to see some changes, but it's clear they are working towards getting there, slowly yet surely.
     

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