Industry data from 2022 indicates women make up nearly 14% of over-the-road truckers
A group of female logistics experts are coming together to focus on solutions to the issues women are facing in the trucking industry.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced 16 members of the first Women of Trucking Advisory Board (WOTAB), formed to recruit and retain more female truckers. The Board members are from 11 states and work for small, medium and large trucking companies. They also have more than 80 years experience with trucks, motor coaches and sea ports and over 275 years combined experience in other modes of transportation. WOTAB will coordinate with trucking companies, nonprofit organizations and trucking associations to increase efforts to support women's issues in the industry. The Board will also provide recommendations to government officials as well as tackle many issues, including:
Breaking down barriers that impact women in trucking and finding ways to support women pursuing careers in trucking
Providing education, training, mentorship and/or outreach to women in trucking
About Drive Logistics
Founded in 2016, Jacksonville-based Drive Logistics is a veteran-owned trucking company that provides business support services to trucker owner operators with the passion to run their own trucking business. Drive Logistics is recognized as the premier company for truckers to secure comprehensive business solutions, innovative tools and benefits committed to help its clients make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Drive Logistics offers billing, collections, broker negotiation, IT services, back-office support and many other business services to trucking company owners. Drive Logistics operates in the contiguous 48 states and its executive team has over 100 years of combined experience in the trucking industry. For more information, please visit drivelogistics.com.