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68% More Female Truck Drivers than 2010

11/6/19 12:01 PM / by Varsity Logistics

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According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), there are more females working as truck drivers than ever before.

Chart showing the growth in Female Truck Drivers since 2010

Since 2010, the number of professional female truck drivers in the U.S. has risen 68 percent, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the ATA. Women are increasingly attracted to the profession because of the equal pay and the greater demand for truck drivers.

While there were 234,234 professional female drivers on the roads in 2018, it’s still a male-dominated industry: Women made up only 6.6 percent of the 3.5 million truckers.

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Topics: Trucking and Transportation, Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, TMS, IBM, Industry News, trends

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