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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Assessing and Addressing the Lack of Truck Parking

WIT recently conducted extensive research among hundreds of professional drivers on their experiences on the challenges of not having adequate truck parking or access to amenities. This whitepaper explores the various challenges and safety risks that are generated as a result of the lack of driver access to adequate parking and amenities.


This whitepaper covers the following:

  • The problem defined: Lack of truck parking (for every 11 drivers, there is only one truck parking space)
  • The consequences of lack of truck parking, ranging from safety, driver health and well-being, supply chain efficiency, and the environment
  • Raising awareness: The Landmark Jason’s Law by the FHWA
  • Seeking Solutions: Education of stakeholders, alternative solutions beyond truck stops, engaging shippers/receivers as part of the solution
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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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