Women Trucking Are Making A Major Impact
First of all, women in trucking are so great that they’re getting a second annual cruise. You can join the 2018 “Queen of the Road on the High Seas” cruise for 7 days. It will depart from the Port of New Orleans on May 20, 2018 and returns May 27.
You can actually nominate the lady trucker in your life for the 2018 Queen of the Road Award, which is a dignified recognition award for hardworking female truck drivers. The winners will be voted on online and announced during the cruise! Submit your nominee here!
Now if you’re wondering how lady truckers are changing the industry they’re actually making a ton of things happen!
1. Recruiting Methods Are Changing To Attract More Female Truckers
There is a huge driver shortage out there, with a huge turnover rate. As older truckers retire companies are having a hard time hiring new, reliable drivers. However, they’ve found that they can reach out to women, an untapped resource to fill more driver seats.
Trucking companies need ladies so they’re using more female-friendly techniques to attract them. Instead of using intimidating tactics for the previously dominated male industry they’re switching to warm and inviting techniques. A lot of companies are even offering women equal wages to men.
2. Time And Money Is Being Saved
Women are actually proving to be safer drivers than men. They have about a 25% lower accident cost in the industry than men. This means that they are saving more money for trucking companies.
Also, lady truckers provide are picking up training much faster than men. Something about driving big rigs just comes naturally, and trucking companies benefit by being able to put more qualified drivers on the road faster.
3. Quality Is Rising
Ladies in the trucking industry are extremely detailed. Their paperwork is on point with fewer mistakes and easier to read handwriting. Lady truckers seem a little more dependable when it comes to meeting deadlines on time, without work that seems messy or rushed.
Trucking women are also skilled in customer service. They are great at conversing and dissolving heated situations. They communicate in an effective, professional manner and tend to react with less anger than men do.
We Salute To Lady Truckers
The number of women trucking might be increasing, but in reality, women have been driving rigs for decades. Now there are many groups like Real Women in Trucking to give trucking ladies a real voice.
We’re proud of ladies brave enough to tackle the road in this challenging industry. Be sure to nominate the hard working lady truck for the Queen Of The Road!
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