Getting Training as a female non smoker

by Mary
(Smithboro, IL)


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.
Thanks.
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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

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Dec 16, 2015
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Good luck NEW
by: Sue Sue

Maverick and Averitt automatic trucks. You should not restrict your CDL. Look for a good trucking school or a trucking company that will train you. Mr. "P" Pister and Celedon are a few research the internet. Don't give up! It's VERY rewarding!!

Oct 26, 2015
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by: deejayban@gmail.com

Looking to get training; have cdl, have driven or around 8000 miles, but need additional. Email me and we can talk. Straight female/non-smoker.

Jul 11, 2015
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You looking for a trainer? NEW
by: Bev

Hi where do you live? I have been a trainer before and I live around Lynchburg. I am getting ready to go with a new company and don't want to drive alone. I am a straight White female 58 years olds and have been driving for about 10 years. Post if this may interest you. Thanks


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