The government defines a nontraditional career as one where over 75 percent of the workforce is of the opposite gender. We’ve always known that the trucking industry has been a nontraditional career choice for women, but we often point to diesel engines, time away from home and loading and unloading as reasons women aren’t interested.
If that is the case, then why do women only comprise twenty-six percent of jobs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM. These jobs typically pay higher wages and have low levels of unemployment. Despite the efforts of groups like “Girls in Tech,” “Women in Technology,” and “Girls Who Code,” the number remain stubbornly low. Continue reading →
On Thursday, the holiday season will officially kick off. Last year more than 100 million people went shopping over #Thanksgiving weekend and nearly 35 million hit the stores on #ThanksgivingDay.
Whether you will be camping out to grab those outrageous door buster sales on Black Friday, supporting the mom and pop shops around your home on Small Business Saturday, or counting down the days to those special Cyber Monday deals, here are a few things to keep in mind while shopping this holiday season.
Triumph is only for those who are not afraid and never quits!
Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called, so true without their services & Sacrifices we would have not been enjoying the freedom that we have today. On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free. Continue reading →
Every day the admins on the Women In Trucking Association Facebook page scan the posts for negativity, profanity and just plain nastiness. Every day someone is banned from the site because they can’t seem to keep his or her comments civil.
Why can’t we show more kindness, empathy and just be nice?
Believe it or not, there are biological reasons why our brains lean toward negativity. It goes back to the Stone Age and our tendency to be more concerned about survival than kindness. Avoiding a predator was crucial, so staying away from a tiger was more critical than petting a friendly dog. Continue reading →