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May 16, 2017

BUCKING THE TREND * USA: Women drivers

* Missouri - Women truckers dominate force at Midwest Carrier R & R Trucking

--- You won't find many industries with a workforce more male dominated than oil and gas extraction, ship and boat building, or crop production—but trucking, surprisingly, has them all beat... The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that just 11.4 percent of women are a small part of the overall two million workers in the trucking/transportation industry, despite making up almost half of the U.S. workforce, and that number continues to slide. The American Trucking Associations paints an even bleaker picture, with women constituting just 5.1 percent of all truck drivers in its latest tally—the smallest percentage since 2011... Almost 60 percent of R & R Trucking’s driving force is women. The Midwest company, a specialized carrier of sensitive cargo, believes its employees are attracted to R & R because it offers vital incentives, including a guaranteed pay program, an excellent home-time policy, and a warm family atmosphere. R & R reports that it is a business that appears to take its employees' needs to heart... 
Duenweg, MO, USA - Trucking Industry News, by Michelle Nati - 10 May 2017

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