Female Truckers: 50% Growth Since 2005
U.S. Trucking Industry
In the United States more and more woman are choosing to become professional commercial truck drivers. Whether it's the call of the open road, flexible schedules, job availability or competitive salaries, more and more woman are now choosing to get behind the wheel every year.
According to an article that appeared in Go By Truck News titled "Female Truckers Growing In Number"it is estimated that the number of professional woman truck drivers in the United States has increased by 50% since 2005. It is now estimated that more than 200,000 woman are now holding their commercial drivers licenses. In percentage terms this means that 5% of the professional commercial trucking industry is now represented by female drivers.
The article also goes on to cite statistics that say that "female truck drivers are three times less likely to get into an accident and five times less likely to violate safety regulations than their male counterparts."
About Smart Lite
60% of all truck accidents are directly contributed to the front end blind spot of commercial trucks. In North America alone over 5,000 deaths and 140,000 injuries occur annually. At Smart Lite we believe that those statistics are far too high.
What is Smart Lite? Smart Lite is designed to reduce crashes, to save lives and to reduce injuries. The system was designed by Xlite Enterprises Inc. of Vancouver, Canada by Marty Vanderhoek, a professional commercial truck driver with over 20 years experience in the industry. It is a simple, yet unique design that utilises simple mirror to mirror technology to completely expose the entire front end area of the truck to the driver from inside the cab. As a result. the device offers the driver a clear and unrestricted view of any vehicle, motorcycle, cyclist or pedestrian that could be in the front or blind spots or no zone area of the truck.
No high tech cameras, mirrors or unreliable beeper systems. With Smart Lite the driver instantly sees whatever is in the front and blind spot areas of the truck by a split second glance into the West Coast mirror. For more information on the Smart Lite system please visit our web page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org