This month marks the 113th celebration of International Women’s month. This March, we celebrate the progress of the women who have made great contributions to the transportation industry. Over the years, women have paved the way for inclusivity across the supply chain to become more and more common. Today women have increased their share of transportation and utilities occupations to 24.1%, which includes making up over 10% of the over-the-road driver workforce.
Women have helped shape the industry into what it is today. As we all aim to attract more women to the transportation industry, we encourage them to grow their continued participation in an industry that has gained so much by their influence.
To make way for this growth, women have been making contributions to the transportation industry for a long time. Courageous women in transportation play a crucial role in shaping the society we live in, from female supervisors to traffic control operators. Here are just a few women who have paved the way:
COOP has its own female leaders in-company. At COOP by Ryder, our team is proudly made up of over 40% women, many of whom make up our leadership. Even in the uncertain times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the women on COOP’s team have persevered and helped drive us forward to a nationwide launch of our commercial vehicle sharing platform.
There’s still room to grow, and COOP is just one part of inclusivity in an industry that makes up a 505 billion dollar industry in the U.S. Thank you women leaders in the transportation space for helping shape the future of our industry!
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