Getting Training as a female non smoker
I got my CDL in December and still waiting to get training. I have gone to two companies but got very little training. In the last year I have stayed at motels 47 days. I have drove some but not nearly enough to be on my own.
At first I took anyone. And that meant a male smoker. I found out that the smoking bothered me. I also found that men have a tendency to treat women different.
I just want to get through training. I would prefer an Automatic truck so I could go solo sooner. I have found great difficulty finding a female non smoking trainer.
Women in Trucking states that less than 5% of Semi truck drivers are women. My assumption is that a good deal of that 5% are team drivers with their husbands.
Would love to hear more about the training process women have gone through.
Response: US Express is one of the companies that are particularly interested in having women drivers. There are plenty others too so don't stop looking.
Best wishes Mary - Lifeasatrucker