With all the talk pro and con about the proposed legislation that could lead to heavier trucks on the nation’s interstate system (and perhaps U.S. and state highways as well), we thought it prudent to check in with some motor carrier friends.
Sometimes it seems that trying to understand what the federal government is doing in relation to driver health, specifically sleep apnea, is a little like the blind men who were examining the elephant.
Want to drive a big truck? Do you have a brother, cousin or friend that is thinking of joining the men and women who travel the highways and byways of our great country? Truck driving is usually a good paying career and allows you to travel as little or as much as you like depending upon your job.
Although the government provides numerous statistical resources, it is difficult to determine how many women work in the industry and how many actually own their own trucking or logistics companies. Our association is often contacted for data related to the number of women in the trucking industry.