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Female Truck Drivers Statistics [Fresh Research]

In the following blog post, we will explore a comprehensive collection of statistics pertaining to female truck drivers across various regions. These statistics shed light on the representation, experiences, and differences between male and female truck drivers, revealing intriguing insights into this traditionally male-dominated industry.

Statistic 1

"Only 6% of truck drivers in the United States are women."

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Statistic 2

"Female truck drivers in the UK make up less than 1% of the total truck driver workforce."

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Statistic 3

"Women in Trucking (WIT) reports that the average age of female truck drivers is 52."

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Statistic 4

"Female truck drivers earn about 9% less than their male counterparts for the same work."

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Statistic 5

"Female drivers were almost 5 times less likely to be involved in a crash than their male counterparts."

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Statistic 6

"Companies with female truck drivers report 95% lower turnover rates than those without."

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Statistic 7

"In 2020, 40.4% of the students enrolled in truck driving school were women."

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Statistic 8

"In 2019, there was an estimated 200,000 female truck drivers in the United States."

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Statistic 9

"Female truck drivers are 27% less likely to slide their tandems at a weigh station, saving time and reducing violations."

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Statistic 10

"Female truck drivers work an average of 52 hours per week compared to 58 hours for male drivers."

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Statistic 11

"Women make up 35% of the truck driver workforce in Canada."

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Statistic 12

"Women truck drivers have a 40% lower accident rate than men."

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Statistic 13

"Female truck drivers report a 60% lower quit rate within the first year compared to their male counterparts."

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Statistic 14

"In Europe, only 1.8% of the truck driver workforce consists of women."

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Statistic 15

"Women truck drivers are 30% more likely than men to choose to drive solo instead of teaming up with another driver."

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In summary, female representation in the truck driving industry remains low, with women comprising a small percentage of the workforce in various countries. However, female truck drivers demonstrate notable advantages over their male counterparts in terms of safety, turnover rates, and adherence to regulations. Despite earning less on average, women in trucking are involved in fewer crashes, exhibit lower turnover rates, and are less likely to violate regulations such as sliding tandems at weigh stations. As the industry evolves and more women enter the field, these statistics highlight the potential for greater gender diversity to bring about positive outcomes and improvements within the trucking sector.

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