Truck driving has always been assumed to be a male-dominated industry. Slowly, women are venturing into it as well.Rosemary Mokoya is a very beautiful lady, but it is her truck-driving skills that turn heads every time she is spotted driving one.She loves her job and it’s evident by how she handles herself at work.
A faint winter sun slides toward the frozen scrub as Stephen Graves guides his tractor-trailer across the cracked pavement of a truck stop parking lot in southern Oklahoma. Exhausted from another 400 miles behind the wheel, he needs the restroom. But mostly he needs an answer to the same question that dogs him nearly every day as darkness falls: Where can he park his rig for the night.
The high average age of drivers, leading to significant numbers of retirements; the industry’s failure to recruit more women, who make up just 8% of drivers, compared to 47% of the overall workforce; lifestyle disadvantages of long-haul trucking; inability to pass drug tests.
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