From a Lady in Trucking
As far as the CB wrangling goes when they (men drivers) start talking S*** I am quick to tell them that I work just as hard everyday as they do.
I run a flatbed by myself. I get just as dirty, lift the same tarps (which weigh almost as much as I do). LOL. I'm a small woman 5'1" @ 130lbs. I'm only 26 but I work hard for whats mine. Most of the time after I make one trip into the truck stop and the drivers see me then they realize I'm in that flatbed alone they are good about cutting me some slack.
I love being out here and wouldn't have it any other way!!! I learned along time ago that this is a man's world out here and if your gonna be in it you gotta learn to play the game and pay your dues.