Safety & Harassment Series


As part of its mission, WIT is on the front lines of advocating, protecting, and promoting issues that have an impact on female drivers.

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Addressing Gender Bias and Harassment in the Trucking Industry

WIT recently conducted extensive research among hundreds of professional drivers on their experiences in gender bias and harassment in the industry. A key learning from this research was that while companies with for-hire or private fleets have taken steps to reduce sexual harassment or gender bias through formal policies, training and sensitivity programs, there remains a significant amount of work yet to be done in these areas. In fact, approximately 30% of drivers participating in the study were either unaware of their company’s harassment policies or stated their employer did not have them in place.


This whitepaper covers the following:

  • Female driver perceptions involving gender bias and harassment
  • Experiences of women drivers involving verbally offensive comments, verbal threats, unwanted physical advances, and rape
  • Demographics of female professional driver respondents who participated in this unique WIT research
  • Practical recommendations for companies in the areas of policies and engagement of women in management roles
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Same-Gender Training Policy: Recruiting and Protecting Female Drivers

WIT recently conducted extensive research among hundreds of professional drivers on safety and harassment issues important to them. A key learning from this research was to gauge the perception of professional drivers on the challenges and issues involving same-gender cab sharing during training, as well as solutions and best practices that can address same-gender training.


This whitepaper covers the following:

  • Introduction of the issue of same-gender training and it’s impact on recruiting and protecting female drivers
  • Demographics of female professional driver respondents who participated in this unique WIT research
  • A closer look at the importance of the issue of same-gender cab sharing
  • Perceptions among professional drivers on the issue
    Corporate policy recommendations and solutions to the issue
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