When you think of the term “trucker” most people envision a man in that driver’s seat. However, more and more women are entering the trucking industry! Many trucking companies are even making changes to become more female friendly. Some of these changes include more ergonomically designed trucks, hiring more female truck driving trainers, or implementing better safety measures.
Safety is a concern in any job, not just the trucking industry. Many companies are implementing new training procedures or other systems to make the workforce safer for both men and women. Still, some women may choose to take a self-defense class or find other ways to be more proactive about your safety – like finding well-lit truck stops or stopping for breaks in more populated rest areas.
Big Truck, Small Stature
More and more, companies are seeing the value in hiring (and keeping) women truck drivers. This is one reason they’re adding more trucks to their fleets that are designed better. Newer trucks feature safety measures like seat belt adjusters or are designed with better hight and sight lines that fit persons with a smaller stature.
If driving a truck or bus is what you want to do, don’t let anything hold you back from pursuing your ideal career! Get out there and show the world what you have to offer! At Diesel Driving Academy, we can provide the training you need to get out on the road! Learn more about our CDL training programs, and see just how quickly we can get you rolling in your new career!
Contact DDA today for more information on starting your truck driving career. Call us at 1-800-551-8900, or stop by the DDA campus near you!