Sexism In Trucking From A Woman's Perspective

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Today we published an amazing new article by Rainy:

Sexism In Trucking From A Woman's Perspective

I've gotta say this has instantly has become one of my favorite articles of all time, and we have a lot of em! But that's the truth. Rainy's message of empowerment is one that I admire wholeheartedly. She doesn't believe in being meek, playing the victim, or begging for sympathy.

Rainy believes in having strong character, standing up for yourself when the situation calls for it, and performing at a high level with no excuses.

I also admire Rainy's courage for taking the approach she does toward women in the trucking industry. There will be some women who don't agree with her approach but she pulls no punches when she shares her belief that those women are causing more problems than they are solving. Rainy not only has the courage to speak her mind, but she lives by her beliefs and stands strong.

This is an article that everyone should read. We've all been victimized at times in our lives. We all have inherent disadvantages in some ways. We've all been bullied or written off without being given a fair shake at some point. You will find Rainy's approach to be inspiring in many ways no matter who you are.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.


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Old School's Comment
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Great stuff Rainy!

I stay away from Two-Facebook so I miss a lot of things going on in the world. Thanks for putting in the time and effort to set some things straight. It's great having you here on the team at Trucking Truth, and I always look forward to your contributions.

G-Town's Comment
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Wow Rainy...great work and effort. Much appreciated.

I agree with Brett's conclusion; many of your points and suggestions are applicable to all drivers.

Grandma Day's Comment
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Rainy that was impressive. Sounds like we have alot of the same qualities. I have worked in a male dominated field my entire life. It still amazes me the female “victims” out there. I will be starting my trucking career very soon. I meet with my Terminal Manger Tues. Kudos to you Rainy.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Superlejera's Comment
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I saw Rainy photo yesterday I don't know it I can said that here but she beautiful .i saw the rings too I can't wait to get one lol

Ride2BFree's Comment
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Rainy great article. Love it. Thank you for taking the time to write and share.

JAMES S.'s Comment
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Not only are you a great driver, you seem to be a great writer. Your safety tips are great and I might incorporate them into my bad area parking habits.

Thanks for the information article.

Kiwiwandering's Comment
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Very refreshing to hear a woman's point of view that isn't just man bashing. Your article is exactly what I taught my daughter when I was raising her as a single parent. It's not about gender, race, etc, it's about being the best you can in whatever you do. Good job Rainy!

Alice L.'s Comment
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This is an amazingly well-written article that can be used by a lot of people, not just women - even people outside the industry. You rock Rainy Thanks for being yourself and teaching other women how to move to their own rhythm. Alice

Chuck 's Comment
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Rainy this is such a great article, very well written and makes so much sense no matter who you are. I totally agree that in today's society there is too much emphasis put on people being the victim and coddling them. I understand that it does happen and the real victims do need to get the special attention when they are actually victims. But when things do not go your way simply because it does not suit you does not make you a victim. If people want to be treated fairly and given equal opportunities then they must work for them and prove they deserve them by busting their butts to get them. I appreciate this article and how you tell it like it is and don't sugar coat anything. The one on facebook is no doubt not cut out for this industry and she didn't like the truth in her face approach. LOL.

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