Trucking is a profession traditionally dominated by men, but that’s changing. More women enter the trucking industry every year. Truck driver jobs offer higher pay than many service positions and an opportunity to grow by becoming a CDL trainer or independent contractor.
A 2019 survey from the Women in Trucking Association (WIT) and FreightWaves found that women now make up 10% of over-the-road truck drivers. At Wilson Logistics, we have a growing number of female students each week.
Recruiting more women for driving jobs may make the industry safer. The 2018 crash predictor model from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) found that women are safer drivers than men in several scenarios.
• Men are 88% more likely to have a reckless driving conviction.
• Men are 78% more likely to have a seatbelt violation.
• Men are 70% more likely to be convicted of speeding one to 15 mph over the speed limit.
*Data from Women in Trucking and the National Transportation Institute surveys.
**Data from Women in Trucking and FreightWaves survey.
Trucking doesn’t come without challenges. It’s hard to be on the road away from your family, kids, and friends. The truth is that you will miss things, but Wilson Logistics works hard to get you home for the most important moments.
Female drivers may be concerned about safety on the road, especially when it comes to showering and sleeping. Other concerns often revolve around team driving during training. Gender shouldn’t stop anyone from pursuing skills training and a profitable career.
At Wilson Logistics, we treat women fairly in our CDL training program and across our company. Our driver trainers understand the expectations set for working with both men and women.
Driving is empowering. Don’t let fear stop you from applying. Talk to a recruiter to learn more about being a truck driver.
Trucking is an industry where women truly earn equal pay. Drivers are paid per mile, so there’s no pay gap. You also have opportunities to earn more by training others or becoming an owner-operator. Our driver trainers can double and even triple their incomes.
Driving lets you travel while you work, but you’ll always have flexible home time to see your family and friends. Wilson drivers can take home time anywhere, and they don’t have to park at our terminals. You can head straight home to your loved ones and park your truck there.
Get rewarded for your dedication. We give drivers a $10,000 longevity bonus every five years they are with us.
Recruit more women (or men) to Wilson Logistics. Get paid when your referred driver completes their first haul.
Wilson Logistics is a corporate member of the Women in Trucking Association.
Wilson Logistics has opportunities for experienced and new female drivers. Our CDL training program lets you earn while you learn. While you team drive with a CDL instructor, you earn $900 a week guaranteed. Our small class sizes help you succeed and get the support you need. Find out more about our training program and apply today.