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Multiple Issues Faced by Truckers

White Semi-Trailer Truck Heading down a four-lane Highway at Dusk delivering a load in the southeastern Utah desert on interstate 70 east bound

As stated by the American Trucker’s Association, there is a shortage of 80,000 drivers leaving America in crisis because 71 percent of all freight in the US is transported by trucks.  

Driver retention is also a huge problem with approximately 100 percent driver turnover rate. 

Sexual harassment is a huge problem for women drivers, which could account for the fact that only 8 percent of truck drivers are women. Desiree Wood, the president of Real Women in Trucking said, “I urge people to know about the sexual assault in truck driver training, with women falling through the cracks. We hear all this hype about how the trucking industry wants more women. There’s a reason why as a percentage of them have not grown.”  

Drivers are paid by the mile but work long 10-14 hour per day.

 

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