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Long Road Ahead: Number Of Women In Trucking Positions Still Low

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In the United States today, the workforce is made up of an almost-equal balance of women and men. Women make up 47 percent of the American labor force, but only 23 percent are in executive positions. And when it comes to a traditionally male-dominated field like truck driving, that disparity continues to increase.

Data shows that only 7 percent of drivers in the trucking industry are women, an alarming fact that is drawing more attention to a field that is struggling to bring on a new generation of employees in general.

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