The percentage of professional female drivers has increased to 13.7% in 2022, an increase of more than 3% since 2019, according to new data released by the Women In Trucking Association (WIT).
“We believe that you can’t change what you can’t measure, so we have initiated the WIT Index to monitor the growth of women’s involvement in transportation careers over the years,” says Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT. “The double-digit data regarding female drivers is encouraging as we move toward a more gender-diverse driving force. We anticipate these numbers to continue to increase in the coming years."
From Women in Trucking:
- The number of women gaining their CDLs and becoming professional drivers has continued to grow in recent years. According to the 2019 WIT Index, women made up over 10% of over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers, an increase of almost 30% over the 7.89% seen in the WIT Index in 2018. The increase came after an industry-wide push to hire more women drivers in response to the capacity crunch in 2018.
- This year, WIT expanded its collection on the percentage of women in additional functional roles, including operations, technicians, human resources and talent management and marketing.