Here’s an issue that is arising in the trucking industry recently, that truly offends me.
More and more, I’m reading and hearing statements from a few of the larger trucking companies promotional and advertising efforts, where they are openly bragging about their increased efforts to hire women drivers. This is part of their recruitment campaign, to solve the driver shortage problem.
Why the Shortage of Drivers in the First Place?
The shortage of truck drivers exists for one reason and one reason only: the job of a trucker, doesn’t pay enough any more. It’s really THAT simple.
Let’s See If Women Will Go For Low Paying Trucking Jobs
So we have these huge carriers attempting to make it look like they’re promoting women in the workplace. Truly, the REAL motive is hoping women will be attracted to low paying jobs, which the male population will no longer do.
These carriers aren’t saying they’ll improve the wages to solve the driver shortage. They’re saying they’re hoping women will work for wages men won’t.
That’s a heck of a big slap in the face. Just another method of trucking industry trickery, to get around improving the wages of the trucker.
For decades, women have wrongly been paid less than their male counterparts. Now, that society is finally starting to drag itself out of the dark ages and right the wrong, along come the big trucking companies with a recruiting move like this and hope the trucking industry is too stupid to recognize this for what it REALLY is.
This move to promote women as drivers, is an insult to both women as a group and to everyone else’s intelligence as well.
Men and women drive equally well. Gender has nothing to do with sharp driving skill.
I say, offer better pay to attract people to live on the road and drive a truck for a living and quit looking for ways around that, period.
These trucking companies are wasting our time and insulting ALL of us in this industry. This is a pathetic trick to get a deal for cheap labour.