Women in the Trucking Industry

Why should Women become Truck Drivers?

JTL Truck Driver Training is proud to invest in women truck drivers. For years, our staff has included skilled, experienced women to help our graduates succeed. The demographic of the trucking industry is changing. More and more women are breaking barriers and starting their careers as professional truck drivers.

Why Do Companies Invest in Women?

The male-dominated industry is changing, and many employers believe it is for the better. Carriers are looking to hire more women to work for their companies because studies have shown the proven benefits of having a diverse workforce.

  • On average, women have logged more miles per year than men.
  • It is reported that women are more than 20% less likely to be involved in a crash.
  • The turnover rate from women drivers is 35%; compared to men at 49%.
  • There is an industry-wide need for women trainers to work with the next generation.

*According to a study done by American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

The trucking industry is looking for skilled truck drivers like you! Companies across the U.S. want to hire you! Women graduates from JTL are continually sought after and our job placement program will help you find the perfect company to fit your needs.

Women In Trucking Resources

Women within the trucking industry have multiple resources designed specifically to help them connect with one another. These organizations help provide a community for women across the country.

  • Women in Trucking Association (WIT): WIT is a non-profit organization with the goal to encourage and promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, celebrate their accomplishments, and overcome any obstacles women face in the industry.
  • Accelerate Conference: Accelerate is a national conference put on by WIT that covers gender diversity in the trucking industry, what is working and what can be improved, and a networking community of diversity in the transportation industry.
  • REAL Women in Trucking: REAL Women in Trucking is a non-profit organization designed to promote women entering the trucking industry, as well as advocate for quality CDL training to better the industry as a whole.
  • S.H.E. Trucking: SHE Trucking is an education, mentoring, and online community for female truck drivers. They have a huge online Facebook group with almost 10,000 members. The organization also has a clothing and merchandise line for female truckers.
Ready to break those barriers and learn more about how you can become a truck driver? Contact us today or give us a call at 402-932-0000!