Requesting brutal honesty about women in truck driving.
Women in Trucking
30yo female here. I have considered trucking for a while, weighing the pros and cons.
Regarding hiring, it seems bias could go either way. Obviously experience and merit should matter, nonetheless biases do occur. I have read many companies won't even entertain the resume or possibility of a female truck driver.
At the same time, women only constituting 6-9% of truckers, it would seem like big corporations would want to fulfill that 'quota' of sorts. More and more corporations are all about 'diversity' in their hiring, regardless ones politics, this just seems the direction many corporations have been going for a while.
Perhaps this is wishful thinking on my part, and perhaps women drivers are still put to the bottom of the pile.
I am asking for insight and brutal honesty.
I can afford the CDL course, I have a bachelors (which comes with student loan debt), and I'm looking for an industry where one can actually earn decent good money.
And for note, I have no problem driving clear across country, they could say drive freight from here to Alaska and I would with a damn smile.