Trucking Career For Men AND Women
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There is an industry-wide perception that trucking is only for men. “Only men can do this job” or “women cannot handle this type of work”. Wrong. Women are more than capable of doing this job and are actually entering the industry faster now that the demand for drivers is at a critical high. Women are stepping up and looking to change the industry-wide perception in more ways than one. Clarissa Rankin and Tierra Allen are two great examples.
Rankin owns her own Charlotte-based trucking business and typically travels within a 250-mile radius to Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and the like. Her message is that trucking is for everyone. She says that trucking is a promising gig if you are ready to work hard. Sure, it does require plenty of training, education, and hands-on experience to do well. But Rankin reportedly made about $60,000 her first year and easily surpassed six figures her second year. Not a bad gig if you are willing to put in the work.
Allen has a slightly different influence on the industry. Not only does she work a lot and make good money, but she is also changing the industry by being a social media influencer. Allen is known for her TikTok videos that show her working hard while sharing tips on how to dress and eat healthy on the road. She says that it is important for her mental health to stay nourished and take care of her appearance on long hauls. By sharing that side of herself, she is showing other women that they do not need to look or act a certain way to be a good truck driver.
Rankin and Allen are two great examples of how women can be truckers too while also changing the industry in ways that it has never seen before. Women are changing the industry for the better. So, if you are a woman looking to get into the trucking business do not shy away from the opportunity because you can be a part of the change alongside great truckers like Rankin and Allen.