Picture your average truck driver. Chances are, the person you’re thinking of right now is wearing a baseball cap, perhaps a plaid shirt… and they’re definitely male.
Along with builders, firefighters, and plumbers, trucking is often seen as a manly job. When you look at the stats, the figures seem to back this up: according to the American Trucking Association, just 6.6% of drivers in the U.S. were female in 2018.
The fact is, women drivers represent a huge untapped labour force—and they’re just as good at driving as men, if not better.