Lady Driving Multi Axle Truck in TamilNadu Highway – Tiktok Video Viral
We witness women breaking gender stereotypes everyday, despite the patriarchal structure India is still existing in. Wome are changing the ‘do’s and don’ts’ created by our society.
Working in ‘male only’ professions has its own problems. From lewd stares of men to unnecessary harassment by transport officials, these women drivers have faced it all. However, nothing could match the grit and determination they had. There have been various positive initiatives by many organisations also.
These women will surely inspire many more to incorporate gender parity at work place.
Truck drivers provide an essential service to industrialized societies by transporting finished goods and raw materials over land, typically to and from manufacturing plants, retail and distribution centers.
Truck drivers are also responsible for inspecting all their vehicles for mechanical items or issues relating to safe operation. Others, such as driver/sales workers, are also responsible for sales, completing additional services such as cleaning, preparation and entertaining (such as cooking and making hot drinks) and customer service.
There are three major types of truck driver employment:
Owner-operators are individuals who own the trucks they drive and can either lease their trucks by contract with a trucking company to haul freight for that company using their own trucks, or they haul loads for a number of companies and are self-employed independent contractors. There are also ones that lease a truck from a company and make payments on it to buy it in two to five years.
Company drivers are employees of a particular trucking company and drive trucks provided by their employer.
Independent Owner – Operators are those who own their own authority to haul goods and often drive their own truck, possibly owning a small fleet anywhere from 1-10 trucks, maybe as few as only 2 or 3 trucks.