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Just outside of Dallas, though, the heavens crack open and we slam into sheets of water. The road becomes a manic, gray blur. Red brake lights pop up ahead.
J ack Paulden is a commercial truck driver from Ohio and a Guardian reader. He agreed to open up about what life is like on the road in the United States as part of a summer series the Guardian is doing on working America. Leave more questions for Jack in the comments, and he will answer as many as he can tomorrow when he has a break from driving.
Kara Rouse, who has previously stripped down into some skimpy outfits next to her Barbie-pink cab to raise funds for a charity calendar, was crowned the first ever winner of the inaugural Britain's best lorry driver competition. The single mother-of-three beat stiff competition from more than entries to be one of the 12 finalists which went up for the public vote throughout October. She said: "I am so excited, I can't believe I have been nominated by so many.
Women truck drivers have historically made up a very small percentage of drivers in the U. Truck driving has, like many fields, traditionally been dominated and run by men, and in many ways women have shied away from trying to break into the industry. In reality there is very little difference in the approach that women take when considering a driving career.
Truck drivers carry with them the burden of a stereotype—earned or otherwise—everywhere they go. Often dismissed as hygienically-deficient, under-educated grease balls, sucking down cigarettes and coffee in a continuous flow, they ride the roads in obscurity from the perspective of normal society. Real trucking is finding a way to drag pounds of tarp up to the top of a foot load to weather-protect it.
Posted June 27, An ageing workforce and preconceptions about the transport industry are helping create a nationwide truck driver shortage that has serious implications for Australia's economy. In Victoria alone, it is estimated up to 5, additional drivers are needed to help meet shortfalls.
The trucking industry is tough for men, but women have it tougher. Being thousands of miles from any kind of support network, they are often exposed to sexual harassment, sexism, personal safety issues, and hygiene while they spend weeks away from home. Things are changing, but the industry has been slow to react to the increasing amount of women who are entering heavy haulage.