LILY TRANSPORTATION TRUCKING SERVICES
WOMEN IN TRUCKING
Women have long been a vital part of the trucking industry, and their contributions go back to its inception.Even though female truck drivers are still a minority, the American Trucking Association states “that more than 28,000 women have joined the trucking industry since 2014.” The trucking industry is changing, and with that change comes a newfound—and overdue—emphasis on the value female drivers can bring to the trucking industry.The trucking industry wants to work with more women, and it is striving to make the necessary changes to not only appeal to this demographic of driven and committed drivers but also to create an environment where they can genuinely and actively thrive.
COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY BENEFIT OFFERINGS
Lily Transportation Corp. is a family owned, professionally managed organization that provides its employees with stability, commitment, and expertise. At Lily, we believe our people are our greatest asset. Here are some of the benefits you can expect:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical & Dental Insurance
- Paid Holiday and Vacation Time
- Matching 401K
- Quarterly & Annual Bonus Programs
- Ongoing Driver Safety Training
- Cell Phone Allowance
- 24 Hour Dispatch
- Meticulously Maintained Equipment
- Brand New & Late Model Trucks ONLY
- Onboard Safety Equipment in Trucks
- Charitable Organization Involvement
- Community Outreach
- Veteran Programs
- Women’s Trucking Group
WOMEN TRUCK DRIVERS
PAVING THE WAY FORWARD
Women are drawn to the trucking industry for the same reasons men are: consistent pay, flexible hours, and a wealth of opportunities. Since the industry needs drivers, competitive pay has also become more common than ever. Most companies offer additional income incentives through safety and loyalty programs, so the safer you are as a driver, and the longer you stick with a company, the more income opportunity you have.
The truck driving lifestyle for women is not without its challenges, but the industry is taking great strides towards fully accepting and providing for its growing number of female drivers.
CDL Career Now explains how the trucking industry has taken steps to alleviate any challenges female drivers might face on the road. “For example… truck stops are amping up the parking lot lighting to make the area safer for women. The technology in trucks is advancing, and what was once difficult for anyone to use is now not challenging for any gender. Truck manufacturers are designing the trucks to be more adaptable for women drivers—easier access, closer pedals, and better-positioned seat belts.”