On a typical day, Lanelle Devlin wakes up around 10 or 11 a. A mom, wife and truck driver, Devlin is one of the women who makes up just 6. The long hours discourage many women from joining the field, but Devlin says she enjoys the adventures of the road and the freedom to work independently. Trucking presents a lot of challenges to women who choose to join the occupation — data from the American Trucking Association shows that over the past 15 years, the number of women in the industry has only increased slightly, from 4. But it can also present significant opportunities. Ellen Voie, founder of the non-profit organization Women in Trucking Association , says that a crucial upside of the business is that women tend to be paid fairly for their work.
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Dec 10, 0. TheBlaze — Florida authorities are seeking suspects in connection with the kidnapping, torture, and execution of two truck drivers. According to a Monday report from the Associated Press, masked suspects reportedly kidnapped year-old Osmar Oliva, year-old Johan Gonzalez Quesada, and an unnamed third person over the weekend. The masked suspects then reportedly trapped the trio in the back of a moving-type truck and tortured them for hours. The suspects later shot Oliva and Quesada in an execution-style manner.
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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. In fact, with the rise of instant electronic communication, constant monitoring of public spaces, and changes in cultural gender roles, women and men stand on level ground in terms of chances for success in trucking.