Women Behind the Wheel: New Report Details Why More Women Are Becoming Truck Drivers

The trucking industry has traditionally been a man’s world, but a new report finds that is changing.

More and more women are getting in the driver’s seat.

“I mean there’s people who can drive and people who can’t drive. Doesn’t matter if you’re male or female,” said Jay Bamburg, a driver from Oklahoma.

A report in The Wall Street Journal found that since 2010, the number of female truckers nationwide has increased by 68%, in large part because of the equal pay for drivers and the nationwide shortage of truck drivers.