Are you a women looking for a secure, good paying job with excellent benefits? Have you ever thought about truck driving?
If you’re thinking, “That’s a man’s job,” consider the fact it’s estimated that of the three million truckers in the United States, more than 200,000 are women, according to Go By Truck Global News.
Now, if you’re wondering why on earth you’d want to be a truck driver, it’s time to consider how this industry can help you secure a very successful future for you and your family.
It all comes down to work ethic and character, not gender.
First of all, you need confidence. If you believe the stereotype that truck driving is strictly a man’s job, get rid of that thought right now. Another stereotype people may have about truck driving is it is a bad industry to work in. The truth is most truckers have very positive experiences, make great money (from $50,000 to well over $200,000 per year), and have successful careers in the trucking industry.
Trucking may not be for everybody but then again, every industry is better suited for some people than others. The point is, don’t let stereotypes hold you back. The trucking industry has a ton of jobs available for hard-working people and companies will often train you and help you maintain certifications.
Secondly, use available resources. In this industry alone, there are countless helpful resources and organizations strictly committed to empowering female truck drivers. These resources are there to give you the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in the trucking industry. One of these resources is Women In Trucking (WIT). WIT does a great job of building a strong community of female truck drivers. Don’t be afraid to seek out the women in these communities because they will give you inside advice that others around you won’t have.
Next, you want to make sure to get the best training for your CDL exam. Pick a truck driver training school with a great attitude about women in the industry and one that respects everyone. If you can, pick a school that has both men and women working for it. Even if there are mostly men working at the school you choose, you can still get a great education as a woman. Having other women in there with you will give you the support you need from a female perspective whereas choosing a school with all male workers possibly could give a biased perspective.
Having confidence in yourself, using your resources, and choosing a school that respects women interested in the industry will give you a better chance of having a positive and successful career in the trucking industry.
Did you know that North Dixie Truck and Trailer is a Women Owned and Operated business? We’re certified by the National Women’s Business Enterprise and as a Women Owned Small Business by the WBENC. These certifications are two of which we’re very proud to hold. Since our facilities became women owned and operated in 2006, our parts division and maintenance facility have expanded in a major way to better serve our customers.
Contact us any time by phone at 419-222-8785 (parts division) or 419-221-3750 (maintenance) or stop by and see us at 2050 N. Dixie Highway in Lima.