Women trucking for a career is getting more and more common and for good reason.
On average the wage base is 25% higher than other common career choices women could make. How many women are trucking behind the wheel?
According to Ellen Voie, president of Women in Trucking, says this on her post: “The Census Bureau Shows 5.2% for 2009, which are the latest figures available. I would guess it’s closer to six percent by now” This post was dated January 2012, so no doubt that percentage has increased even more.
Here at Werner Trucking we have had women trucking, behind the wheel, just as their male counterparts for years. We have had women pulling livestock trailers as well as a woman currently pulling a tanker trailer for us and our experience is they have done a wonderful and professional job.
Perhaps one of the biggest obstacles all professional drivers face, is missing their families. That's why here at Werner Service & Trucking we strive to have all of our drivers home for their 34 hour resets each week.
The need for good drivers continues to grow as small businesses, industry and manufacturing plants use trucks to get their supplies and materials delivered. These same businesses use trucks to ship out their end products too.
Insurance companies are putting the "squeeze" on driver qualifications the hours of service and CSA scoring have also tighten the reins, making it hard to find good, qualified drivers.
As a result the trend for needing more and more excellent
professional drivers continues to grow. Fill out our application on-line today.
A non-profit organization was developed to help women who choose trucking as a career choice. Their mission statement is: “Women in Trucking was established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women in trucking.”
If you are a woman driving for a living this organization could be very helpful. Founded in 2007 here are some of their accomplishments:
. Encourage Employment of Women
. Promote Accomplishments
. Minimize Obstacles
. They honor professional drivers and give an annual "Influential Woman in Trucking Award"
Are you part of this group, past or present?
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Here at Werner Service & Trucking we welcome women trucking for us as a career. Our drivers are home for their 34 hour resets almost 100% of the time. Only once or twice in the last 2 years has a driver been out “over the road” for their reset. Even then, it was discussed with the driver in advance so they could plan for it.
We are a family company and that becomes very important when
we are talking about drivers being able to be home with family for their reset
hours. We know home time is a serious issue and we take it very seriously here at Werner Trucking.