More women are in the driver's seat of truck cabs than ever before. While women are still well-under-represented in the field, their numbers have grown by 68% since 2010.
Statistica created this graphic from a Wall Street Journal report on the latest American Trucking Association data. There were 234,234 professional female drivers on the roads in 2018, however this represents only 6.6% of the 3.5 million truckers.
It makes sense that women are being drawn to the profession. There's been more recruiting due to the national shortage of truck drivers, and the profession offers equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender.
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