There are over half a million truckers in the UK, only 2%of them are female. A new program, which will air tonight, follows several women in their attempt to break into the haulage industry. These woman are not only faced with sexism in the work place, but face a higher risk of robbery than their male counterparts. The facilities available at European truck stops are often substandard and do not cater for female truck drivers.
The obvious drawbacks aside, the women featured in the program have some fascinating experiences. Lucy Stubbs who took part in the show said, ‘There are loads of perks to the job, like getting to see the most beautiful parts of the country.’ The head ‘mothertrucker’ has started a ‘Wendy’ club to provide support to the women as they try to make it in this male environment.