A passion for driving, job opportunities abroad and eagerness to take up challenges have been pushing many women into a ‘men’s only’ field in the state: Heavy-vehicle driving.

They have been breaking gender barriers and getting behind the steering wheels of heavy vehicles, including trailers, tippers, lorries, buses, cranes and JCBs, weighing above 7,500kg.

A number of women who have heavy-vehicle driving licence drive buses. It is difficult for women to climb into lorries and trucks. That is why they are not taking up the jobs of driving them regularly.

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Advantages of women driving a car?

-they could get to work

-pick up their kids from school

-making long trip to a hair appointment

-they would save up the money they pay in other forms of transportation,in other words driving cars is cheaper than other forms of transportation.

The Force Traveller, also called Tempo Traveller, is a light commercial vehicle (LCV) made and distributed by Force Motors. This vehicle range was based on the popular Mercedes-Benz T1 range.

There are different configurations for different uses (commercial minibus, school bus, ambulance, Quick Response Vehicle, etc.).

Other options include high roof / low roof versions, the short chassis / long chassis versions and the Excel series of commercial transport vehicles.