It’s no secret the trucking industry has been facing a driver shortage for the last several years. According to research from the Mineta Transportation Institute, women account for 50% of the employed population but only 15% of the transportation industry. Continuing to employ more women may solve more than just the driver shortage.
On average, female seat belt violations are 22% as compared to 78% for their male counterparts, 30% for speeding violations as compared to 70%, and 27% for signal violations as compared to 73%. The statics support the fact that female drivers overall are safer drivers.
The nonprofit WIT (Women in Trucking) has been advocating for female drivers since 2007. Women are needed in logistics and management as well as behind the wheel.
At Carbon Express, we value our female workforce and have had the distinct pleasure of working with Melissa Bencivengo, recipient of the 2019 Award for Women in Trucking. Melissa began her career with us just over two years ago and began with local and regional routes before expanding into the Midwest, Southern US, and Canada. We are proud to have her on our team, and are always looking to hire employees with her eagerness and skill.
If you’re interested in a career with us, visit the careers link on our website to fill out an application, or give us a call at 973-328-0050.