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REAL Drivers... REAL Issues...
Empowered, Badass, Educator


REAL Women in Trucking


REAL Drivers...REAL Issues...

Empowered, Badass, Educator

Our goal is to empower drivers to take charge of their own careers and be the best, badass versions of themselves. We also aim to equip drivers with the knowledge and confidence they need to succeed and make their mark on the industry by providing education and resources that address the real issues they face.

Our mission is to deliver highway safety through leadership, mentorship, education, and advocacy.

We've compiled a comprehensive list of resources from our decades of driving experience to help you make informed decisions, stay safe, and enjoy the journey as a woman truck driver. 


“REAL Women in Trucking is a safe haven - most especially to the new female truck drivers. This is somewhere you can be heard.”

Natalie Jassopadilla


We strive to make an impact in the lives of women truckers. And with your support, we can continue to grow our mission - to provide reliable resources for women truck drivers, and make a difference towards a safe space for women in the trucking industry.

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Whether you're considering a career in trucking or are already a driver, there's always something new to learn. Whether it's items to pack when you're heading out on the road or questions you should be asking a potential employers, we've got your covered. Our REAL Women in Trucking members share their thoughts and suggestions here.


So, you’re interested in becoming a truck driver? WONDERFUL! Having your commercial driver’s license (CDL) can open up a world of opportunities: from cross-country long-haul trips to being home every night with your family, working for a carrier or being an owner-operator. The commercial trucking industry can be a good career. REAL Women in Trucking is committed to helping ladies find success as drivers. 

There is limited space on a truck and your trainer will likely have most
compartments occupied with their belongings. Pack light during your first
six months because you may have to switch trucks and you need to be able
to pack quickly and maybe travel on a bus or plane so do not accumulate
things that you may have to leave behind. Use this list of basics as a guide.

This instructional and freight rate calculator was created by Mr. Tilden E. Curl Jr. Owner of Tecco Trucking, OOIDA Board Member, and a Former Goodyear Highway Hero. It is presented by the REAL Women in Trucking with a one-of-a-kind online calculator that was developed by Mr. Myroslav Gusyak.

Questions you should be asking before selecting a training program and before selecting an employer:

☐Is trainee pay guaranteed and what is the small print on that policy?
☐How long is the training? ☐Is the team driving a phase of training? If so, how long?
☐What is the training pay for the 1st month, 3 Months, 6 months, 6-12 months? 


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We Applaud the Biden-Harris Administration for taking notice of the issue of Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment (SASH) , Gender-Based Violence


Sexual assault/Sexual harassment (SASH) in trucking is a very specific issue that primarily affects new entrants to the industry and individuals from non-dominant groups who are vulnerable such as LGBTQIA+. Gender Based Violence and Harassment (GBVH) is intolerable in any work setting, this includes trucking.

Real Women in Trucking is represented by Peter Romer-Friedman PLLC, a public interest law firm, and Upturn, a non-profit that advances equity and justice in the design, governance, and use of technology, and that has previously published research on Facebook’s algorithmic bias.

The activism and advocacy work of the REAL Women in Trucking (RWIT) organization on behalf of commercial drivers has been constant since the driver led movement was formed in as an informal protest group in 2010.


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“REAL Women in Trucking is a safe haven - most especially to the new female truck drivers. This is somewhere you can be heard.”

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Angela Baum

“The issues that the REAL Women in Trucking tackles are important not just for women but everybody in the community.”

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Idella M. Hansen

“REAL Women In Trucking is about EDUCATION and to make a REAL difference”

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