Truck Driver Shortage Looms ─ Women Poised to Take the Wheel.
JoTo PR client, Advanced Training Systems, was featured in an interview for TV and print in Fox News titled, Women truckers in demand as driver shortage balloons.
As a truck driver shortage in the U.S. grows, the industry is setting its sights on attracting more female drivers – who have historically comprised a very low percentage of the overall workforce. Even lawmakers are getting involved. A new bill, co-sponsored by Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran and Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin, was introduced earlier this month to create a Women in Trucking Advisory Board. According to Moran’s office, women make up less than one-quarter of the trucking workforce – and less than 7 percent of drivers. That percentage has held steady over the past two decades, ranging from 4.5 percent to 6.6 percent, according to data from the American Trucking Associations.
Including women is just one way to combat a growing driver shortage, which shows no signs of abating in the near future, John Kearney, president and CEO of Advanced Training Systems, told FOX Business. Kearney noted that the career has become more attractive – for all prospective candidates, including women – thanks to better training methods and updated trucks. New trucks are safer and have automatic shifts and assisted driving technology – like break warnings.
Advanced Training Systems (ATS) is a technology and engineering firm that has revolutionized the design and manufacture of high-tech simulator systems to improve training for operators of all types of motor-powered vehicles. ATS, the holder of multiple patents in its field, is dedicated to providing cutting-edge adaptive training at an affordable cost to all involved in the transportation industry, resulting in more qualified drivers/operators and safer streets. For more information, visit www.atstrainingsystems.com
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