WOMEN IN TRUCKING * USA: Up from 5 to 15 % in driving classes
* Wiscosin - Women step into the trucking industry
(Video from NBC 26 - May 19, 2016: More female drivers entering the industry could help driver shortage)
-- With a desperate need for drivers in the trucking industry, women could help fill the jobs... Tanya Perry is one of two female drivers at Valley Transfer in Ashwaubenon. She wanted to get into trucking because of the good pay. She works as a local driver, meaning she's home almost every night... She's helping to fill a huge need in the industry. Nationally, the trucking industry could use about 50,000 more drivers... At Valley Transfer, Chief Operating Officer Dean Raasch said, "The industry as a whole is short thousands and thousands of drivers" ... At Fox Valley Technical College, the truck driving training program has had more women enroll in recent years. In the past, women made up about 5% of each class, according to Department Chair and Instructor John Mueller. Now, it's up to 10-15%...
Ashwaubenon, WIS, USA - NBC 26, by Marisa DeCandido - May 19, 2016