A suggestion to recruite more women into trucking
by Deep Think
Females Turning The Table
No I am not a lady trucker but I have a suggestion.
I have heard that one of the obstacles to recruiting women trucker is because women don't think they can handle the big rigs. Yet statistics say women drivers are actually more skillful and are in general out performing male truck drivers.
They get the cargoes delivered on time at a higher rate with less damage to the cargo and less traffic fines for traffic violations on route to destination,and fewer accidents all of which saves the trucking companies a lot of money and adds significantly to the bottom line thus female truckers represent a higher value to the company.
Therefor you can't blame the trucking companies for wanting to recruit primarily female truck drivers. Male drivers no doubt will charge its discrimination. But its not discrimination. Every employer has a right to recruit the best talent for the job.
If females exhibit greater skill during CDL training they should get hired.
Males have to learn its a different time today. there was a time when men could feel a male entitlement to trucking jobs but gone are those days when the old boys net work would prefer to hire males. Now males have to earn their employment and their in competition with female drivers who at the present time are out performing them on the road.
But although women are demonstrating that they are more than capable of handling the big rigs who knows about it other than truckers? So why not insist that every female driven cab should be pink. then as females begin crowding the nation's highways women seeing all these pink tractor trailers on the road will know without question Yes women can handle the big rigs!
Who knows if males don't catch up with the skill level of female truckers the majority of tractor trailers will be pink and then boys will be wondering if they can handle the big rigs?