Recognizing Women in Trucking
At Roadrunner Freight, we proudly support and work with a diversity of Independent Contractors. The trucking industry is always changing and evolving, and that includes recruiting. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only six percent of truck drivers are women. Truck driver recruiting efforts have widened to include hiring veterans and younger talent, but not much attention has been placed on recruiting women truck drivers. Although women are the minority in the trucking industry, studies show that women exceed expectations by having lower turnover rates, having fewer accidents and logging more miles.
Women with Talent
According to Omnitracs, women drivers drive more miles, dwell for less time and have fewer preventable accidents than men. Because women are involved in less accidents and log more miles per week, they increase overall efficiency and productivity which means more money in their pockets! Statistics show that women drivers averaged only 60 hours of dwell time compared to 80 hours for men. Data proves that women are talented, dedicated drivers who can have successful careers in trucking. Roadrunner Freight works to retain top talent, and we encourage any individual looking for a long-term career to apply here.
Benefits of Working with Roadrunner Freight
Working with Roadrunner Freight offers Owner Operators access to a variety of benefits on the road and off. Owner Operator benefits include:
- Consistent, steady freight
- Complete home time control
- Referral incentives
- Terminal to terminal moves
- High weekly settlements
- Fuel discounts
- Fleet maintenance program
- Health and medical plans
Tools to Keep You Moving
Owner Operators can utilize Roadrunner Freight's mobile app for drivers, HaulNOW, for complete visibility of all available loads in the Roadrunner Freight network. The HaulNOW app benefits include:
- Access to proactively book loads
- Improved communication between dispatch and drivers
- Historical dispatch and settlement information
- Directions to service centers
Visit here to learn more about the HaulNOW App.
For any Owner Operator, new to truck driving or not, Roadrunner Freight welcomes all passionate and dedicated Owner Operators to join the team!
For more information and to apply, visit www.joinroadrunner.com.