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The Rivigo way to make trucking sexy in India

I had never even met a truck driver when Deepak Garg, with whom I co-founded Rivigo, came up with an ‘Uber for trucking’ idea. Today, logistics is big, but when we started, it was not a sexy business at all. The problems relay trucking could solve is what drove us. …

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Women gain traction in trucking industry

Laursen, who goes by Kat, was tired of disrespect she faced in one job, as a contract armed officer for the Department of Homeland Security, so she pivoted toward a new career: truck driving. She’s now driven trucks since 2014. “A lot of people didn’t think that I would last …

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Women gain traction in trucking industry

Laursen, who goes by Kat, was tired of disrespect she faced in one job, as a contract armed officer for the Department of Homeland Security, so she pivoted toward a new career: truck driving. She’s now driven trucks since 2014. “A lot of people didn’t think that I would last …

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Twenty more women sue Lyft over ‘inadequate’ response to sexual assaults

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="More women have accused Lyft of a href=https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/05/lawsuit-accuses-lyft-not-protecting-female-passengers/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankfailing to protect them/a against sexual assault. A group of twenty women a href=https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/12/04/more-than-additional-women-sue-lyft-alleging-rape-sexual-assault-ride-hailing-app/?arc404=true rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankhas sued/a Lyft over claims they were sexually assaulted or raped when the ridesharing company let known …

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Driving More Women into Trucking

Although men have long made up the majority of commercial haulers in the U.S., one woman-led company hopes to address the trucking industry’s persistent gender imbalance. Joyce Brenny, founder, president and CEO of Brenny Transportation, a transportation and logistics company based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, has spent most of her …

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Transgender woman forced to remove make-up for driver’s licence photo: ‘I was sobbing’

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0. 8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”An American transgender woman says she was recently humiliated when going through what should have been a standard process — that of having her photo taken for a new driver’s licence.” data-reactid=”15″>An American transgender woman says she was recently humiliated when going …

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Transgender woman forced to remove makeup for driver’s licence photo: ‘I was sobbing’

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0. 8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”An American transgender woman says she was recently humiliated when going through what should have been a standard process — that of having her photo taken for a new driver’s licence.” data-reactid=”15″>An American transgender woman says she was recently humiliated when going …

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Amid Truck Driver Shortage, More Women Join Industry

SAN MARCOS, Texas — Industry insiders predict the truck driver shortage in the United States will more than double in the next decade. More women are taking trucking classes Only make up 7% of drivers nationwide Currently there’s a truck driver shortage Experts from American Trucking Associations say if the …

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Transgender woman forced to remove makeup for driver’s license photo: ‘I was sobbing’

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A transgender woman says she was recently humiliated when going through what should have been a standard process — that of having her photo taken for a new driver’s license.” data-reactid=”15″>A transgender woman says she was recently humiliated when going through what should …

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Number of women behind the wheel soars year-over-year

Women now make up over 10 percent of over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers, an increase of almost 30 percent over the 7.89 percent seen in the Women in Trucking (WIT) Association’s 2018 survey. The increase came after a industry-wide push to hire more women drivers in response to last year’s capacity …

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The 10 fastest growing jobs for women are not what you think

SmartAsset analyzed employment data from 2014 and compared it to 2018. It revealed that these two occupations showed the greatest percentage of change in the number of women holding those jobs. In fact, nearly the entire top 10 was made up of jobs that were traditionally held by men. Taxi …

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U.S. lawmaker wants to break barriers to women truckers

A Republican Senator from Kansas is considering legislation that would create an advisory board within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) focused exclusively on increasing the ranks of women in trucking. The “Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act,” being crafted by U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, contends that the trucking …

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