There’s a “Help Wanted” sign on nearly every door at every business in the country, and carriers must find a way to set themselves apart in the labor market, and every fleet must find its own path to address this real obstacle to people entering and staying in the industry.
NTI’s Leah Shaver reflects on her time on the WIT board: promoting trucking as a positive career, forging relationships, building mentorship programs, and seeing trucking evolve to become a more gender-inclusive industry.
NTI celebrates not only these women, but all women making trucking history, for their work, dedication, and courage, and invites everyone in the industry to recognize their achievements this Women’s History Month.
REDEFINING THE “TYPICAL” TRUCK DRIVER Who is a “typical” truck driver in the United States today? The answer to that question is shifting, and The National Transportation Institute is excited to see new trends emerge. A driver shortage has plagued the trucking industry for years, and it became particularly acute in 2020 and 2021. There’s […]
RECRUITING MORE WOMEN TO YOUR FLEET Close your eyes and try to picture a “typical” truck driver. Did you envision a man? If so, there’s a reason for that. At present, women make up nearly half of the American workforce, but less than 8% of truck drivers. Efforts to improve these figures are picking up […]
Women In Trucking Association partners with The National Transportation Institute to gather and distribute its WIT Index
In an effort to better quantify the number of women working in the trucking industry, Women In Trucking Association, Inc. (WIT) created the “WIT Index”, which measures the number of women drivers and management at organizations nationwide. One of the most often asked questions is “how many women are in the trucking industry?” Of course, […]