It used to be an unusual sight – a woman driving a big truck. In most cases, you would never consider them to be ‘ladies’. They swore and drank to the equal of most men in the profession, and you certainly wouldn’t want to get into a fight with them – they could give as good as they took, with interest. Today, women drive trucks on a regular basis, and when I say women, I am talking about your regular everyday next door type women.
Truck driving used to be considered a ‘non-traditional’ job for women. It probably still has that label in official circles, but when it comes to the trucking industry, it is far from the truth. Women are readily accepted into the industry, and from day one receive equal pay, equal benefits and equal opportunity with men. There is little in the way of discrimination, either positive or negative – women are just equal.
Housewives are finding that truck driving is an easy profession to get into. They are also finding it an enjoyable one, especially later in life as children fly the nest. Why is it easy for women to get a start in truck driving? The job is skill based – either you can drive a truck or you can’t, and gender has nothing to do with that skill. Organizational skills are also important – self organization that is, and women, particularly mothers, have that by the bucket load.
If you’re looking for a new career, particularly those moms who are sitting at home suffering from empty nest syndrome, then truck driving could be your perfect answer. I know one mom loves the job – she drives long distance, and she’s been fortunate enough to take a route that allows her to see her grown up children (and their families), along the way. Getting paid to visit the grand kids – it’s perfect for her. There’s no guarantee you’ll gain the same benefits, however, you won’t be bored, and you won’t be sitting at home wondering what to do. Inquire now about our next truck driver training program – if you don’t look into it, you won’t know if it’s the right choice for you.