Dee Sova has been driving a truck for some 25 years. She got into it to support her family, but told the Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader:
“So many women have gotten bored with working in an office, and so for them the excitement and adventure of travel attracts them. The common theme is independence, ability to travel and a great income. This is the one industry where there is no glass ceiling. You can go as far as you want to.”
Sova made her comments in an article in the News-Leader about the growing number of women joining the trucking industry.
Also quoted is Sarah Gauthier, who quit her job as an elementary school teacher to drive truck. The 28-year-old said, “I had racked up a lot of student debt, and I realized with teaching I wasn’t able to pay my bills and live comfortably.”