‘Women in Trucking’ Category

Women Step Up to Fill the Gap in the Truck Driver Shortage

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

There is no doubt that the trucking industry is an equal opportunity employer. But one of the strangest things about the business is that it is a male dominated one. That probably makes sense to the average person because they think that trucking is a heavy-duty activity, lots of muscle to turn a big rig, […]

Missing Trucking Executive’s Family Looks for Help in Solving “Cold Case”

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

As always, we at Trucker to Trucker want to get truckers involved in every facet of the trucking lifestyle, and that also includes helping out the cops when a crime has been committed. This is the case of Kristi Richardson, the newly widowed wife and executive owner of Richardson Trucking, out of Casper, Wyoming. She […]

74-Year-Old Lady Trucker Keeps on Truckin’!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

And just when you think you’ve been on the road a long time, I’ve got news for you. Back in 1968, a trucker was featured on the program “What’s My Line,” a popular game show of the time. After several questions, answers and guesses, none of the celebrity panelists were able to guess the occupation […]

Highlighting the Most Beautiful Trucker Finalist Amy McGrath

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Forget everything you thought you knew about truckers. The reality is that lady truckers are invading the industry, carrying on family traditions and becoming the new faces of trucking. Amy McGrath, one of finalists for the Most Beautiful Trucker of 2015, which is sponsored by Overdrive Magazine is just one such example. McGrath has been […]

One Mom’s Battle to Make Trucking Safer

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The Georgia mom of two teenage girls is doing everything she can to make sure other parents never have to live through the tragedy she is currently facing. In May of 2013, Marianne Karth was driving on the highway with her daughters, seventeen-year-old AnnaLeah and thirteen-year-old Mary. Suddenly, her car was slammed from behind by a […]

Truck Drivers Are in Demand as Shortfall Swells

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

More American goods move by truck than any other mode of transportation, but a growing shortage of commercial truck drivers has the potential to create a nationwide shipping crisis in the not so distant future. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the trucking industry is currently short of 30,000 drivers; but that shortfall is […]

Is Bringing Your Child Along for the Ride a Good Idea For Truckers?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

If you’ve ever taken one of your kids with you on the road, you know how their faces light up when they hear about your plans. Even so, it might not be a good idea for you to bring them along, no matter how much fun you both think it’s going to be. Lack of […]

Trucker News Roundup

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Here’s an update on some of the trucking news we’ve been following recently: Goodyear Highway Hero A truck driver from Rancho Cucamonga, California was recently named this year’s Goodyear Highway Hero at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. Ivan Vasovic was honored for rescuing a fellow driver whose double tanker truck full of diesel […]

Saluting Outstanding Women in the Trucking Industry

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Women may make up a small percentage of the U.S. trucking population, but they’re coming on strong. With support from the non-profit association Women in Trucking (WIT), women are making inroads into all facets of the trucking industry. Women have come out from behind dispatchers’ desks to take the wheels of heavy haulers. They’re muscling […]

Championing the Cause of Women in Trucking

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The image most people carry in their minds of those in the trucking industry, and especially of a typical truck driver, is male. As a result, women who want to enter the industry are likely to encounter obstacles that men do not. One of the fastest growing associations in the trucking industry, the Women in […]