Lady Truckers


Trucking pioneer Luella Bates Courtesy of the Library of Congress

The trucking industry is recruiting women like never before. Cristen and Caroline get behind the wheel of what life is really life out there on the road and the long haul it will take to make the job safer for women.

Episode Sources:

"Luella Bates" https://www.nwhm.org/blog/luella-bates/

"The first lady truck driver" http://forum.aths.org/PrintTopic148565.aspx

"Stagecoaches to truck drivers: Women's History Month" http://www.realwomenintrucking.com/2014/03/23/stagecoaches-to-truck-drivers-womens-history-month/

"Fields, Mary" http://plainshumanities.unl.edu/encyclopedia/doc/egp.afam.019

"Guide to the Rusty Dow papers" https://consortiumlibrary.org/archives/FindingAids/hmc-0397.html

"To reverse driver shortage, trucking industry steers women to jobs" http://www.npr.org/2014/10/02/353229471/to-reverse-driver-shortage-trucking-industry-steers-women-to-jobs

"The next big thing in US trucking: Female drivers" http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/16/the-next-big-thing-in-us-trucking-female-drivers.html

"Truckers smash stereotypes with boost from women outdriving men" http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-01/truckers-smash-stereotypes-with-boost-from-women-out-driving-men

"Why don't women become truckers?" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34922131

"Unhappy trails: Female truckers say they faced rape and abuse in troubled training program" http://jezebel.com/unhappy-trails-female-truckers-say-they-faced-rape-and-1725590857

"Gender discrimination in Silicon Valley is bad. Gender discrimination in trucking is way worse" http://www.fastcompany.com/3046558/gender-discrimination-in-silicon-valley-is-bad-gender-discrimination-in-trucking-is-way-wors

"Female CDL students frequently asked questions" http://www.realwomenintrucking.com/female-cdl-students-frequently-asked-questions/

"Young v. United Parcel Service Inc." http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/12-1226_k5fl.pdf

"Female driver wins $1.5 million harassment judgment against CRST Expedited" http://www.thegazette.com/2011/05/09/female-driver-wins-1-5-million-harassment-judgment-against-crst-expedited

Topics in this Podcast: cars, women in the workplace, sexual assault, gender discrimination, women's work