Number of women drivers increased a bit in 2017

Updated May 12, 2018

A new survey of carriers shows the number of women truck drivers increased somewhat during 2017.

According to research conducted by the National Transportation Institute, the number of women drivers increased from 7.1 percent in the beginning of the year to 7.9 percent at the end.

NTI data also showed the number of women in trucking management rose to 23.8% at year-end 2017, up from 23% at the beginning of the year.

The survey was performed for the Women In Trucking organization. Women in Trucking is conducting another study to track the percentage of women who are in the management ranks and on the boards of publicly traded carriers. Of 16 participating organizations, 12, or 75 percent, said they have female directors, up from 67 percent reported in 2016.