One of the most courageous woman truckers right now is writing on the AskTheTrucker blog, exposing the treatment and tactics allowed to continue within the trucking industry, as viewed through her eyes and own experiences. The purpose for these posts are two fold:
1) To warn women desiring to get into OTR trucking about the many “red flags they must be aware of so they may avoid them.
2) To encourage other woman in trucking to speak up and not be intimidated or fearful of “losing their job.”
Desiree has a written a Journal type posting which I encourage women to read. She posts regularly, and in my opinion it’s like getting a treasure of info, which I’m sure many would be more than glad to “pay for”” if it was available in book form.
Her experiences start all the way from day 1 in truck driving school, where she first began in her quest for the coveted CDL license. It then continues into driver training and team driving. This persistant woman would not allow ANYTHING to prevent her from attaining her #1 goal of driving the big rigs. Her experiences are at times like something you would read in a novel or watch at the movie theater.
She is a testimony of integrity, commitment, and perseverance, but most of all the desire to help others.
If you are anyone interested in a trucking career, looking into truck driver training, are already a truck driver, or just interested in knowing what is still allowed to go on within the trucking industry, then I believe you will benefit from these journal blog posts.
A Day in the Life of a Lady Trucker