Female Drivers Are Safer Bet For Trucking Companies

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DaveW's Comment
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Carriers hoping to ease the driver-shortage burden would be well-served to look at what it would take to recruit more women drivers. And, from the latest survey co-partnered by FreightWaves and Women in Trucking, that's what it appears trucking companies are doing. The number of female over-the-road drivers reportedly working this year compared to last year has increased by almost 30 percent โ€“ from 7.89 percent to 10 percent. Besides filling drivers' seats, carriers are benefiting from an added bonus by hiring women โ€“ it appears that they are safer drivers than their male counterparts in most categories.

Female drivers are safer bet for trucking companies

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I wrote an article here and did a video about women being safer and the companies liking women. The problem is, most women with small children do not want to go OTR. Therefore the women i see coming in are 40+ with adult kids or have no children.


Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

DaveW's Comment
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I was telling my adult daughter that I'm doing an article on women being safer truck drivers than men.

Her immediate response was, "Well, yeah-ah," said in that tone and body language that people use to emphasize the ridiculously obvious.

But, here's the thing. Why should it be so obvious?

I think the notion that women are kinder and gentler in combative situations has been totally debunked. Just watch a few YouTube videos about mob action, and you'll see that women are prominently in the thick of things. Women are certainly capable of expressing extreme anger.

So, why are women statistically safer drivers of big-rig trucks than men?

Steve L.'s Comment
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So...maybe a new strategy if youโ€™re a male, having problems getting a truck driving job;

IDENTIFY yourself as a woman. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I have noticed thay beggars approach me more thinking i would be more compassionate....


we smile at customers more and flirt. yep, i bat my baby blues and get doors faster. Women drive more defensively and are willing to listen to mechanics. Men want to argue with mechanics because they know better. Hence...my truck is serviced more often and in better shape hahaha

i think men have a harder time accepting advice from dispatch too. but im not your typical woman. so maybe i am wrong.

PJ's Comment
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Rainy that is a unfair advantage young lady, lol. I did tell my girlfriend the same thing though and she says it works more often than not. Use whatever works for you in this business!!

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