With the trucking industry continuing to grow and expand its search for passionate and experienced drivers, there are more career opportunities than ever before. If you’re a woman looking for an exciting new career path, or a new lifestyle, then the truck driving industry might be the place for you. Here are just a few of the unique benefits women will find in the trucking industry.
Exciting Change of Scenery
There aren’t many jobs that allow you to see the country the way trucking does. When you’re behind the wheel, you get to travel and see the sights in a way very few people get the opportunity to.
Many truckers will drive coast-to-coast, and experience the country in all seasons and climates. Every day is going to look a little different when you’re a professional truck driver, making this an exciting and dynamic career opportunity.
An Abundance of Resources
Over the years, there have been a number of valuable resources and organizations established to help support and encourage women who are actively pursuing, or are already involved in, a truck driving career. For example, the Women in Trucking Association “is a non-profit organization with the mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry.”
This organization—and related organizations like REAL Women in Trucking—provide their readers with information and support to educate women considering a trucking career and improve the lives of the women already behind the wheel.
The industry wants its women drivers to succeed, and there are countless companies who are advocates of female drivers and want to help them begin or prolong their careers as professional truck drivers.
Plenty of Benefits
Most trucking companies offer their drivers benefits that include competitive pay, flexible vacation time, safety bonuses, matching 401k, health and wellness programs, and so much more. Trucking is a lifestyle that can empower people from every walk of life to see the world in new and exciting ways and be well-compensated while doing so.
Most importantly, the truck driving industry offers its female drivers the competitive pay, benefits, and respect that it offers their male counterparts. Like Ellen Voie—the president of Women in Trucking—says, “As a truck driver, you make the same amount of money as your male peers, because you either get paid by the mile or the load of the percentage. So gender is not an issue in pay in the truck industry for drivers."
While the trucking industry may appear as a predominantly male industry, there is a place for women in its ranks. Not only are women offered the same incentives and considerations as their male counterparts, but companies are eager and excited to hire women and equip them with the resources they need to succeed.