- A young female truck driver, Tracey, is breaking the stereotype associated with heavy vehicles drivers
- Despite her professionalism on the job, many still do not take Tracy seriously, thinking she is just driving as a stint
- In seeking answers on how to deal with the way she is treated, she was told to keep up the good work
There are several women making big headway in male-dominated industries. Not only are they doing well, but they are breaking stereotypes.
A lady, Tracey, who has been a truck driver for over three years has finally spoken about the condescending treatment she gets from her male counterparts.
She said there have been times when she was asked if she was a professional driver or just taking a joy ride.
Tracey said there were other embarrassing encounters where men would ask her if she was training to be a truck driver.
In wanting to know how to deal with the mess, she asked Steve Harvey how best to go about it. In advising her, the popular American TV host told her that she does not have to worry about anybody.
He added that Tracey is already doing a good job as a truck driver. Steve said he would not believe either that she drives a truck because her image is much better than those in the profession who go around with paunchy stomachs.
Watch her video below:
Below are some of the reactions to her video:
China Dunn said
"I've been a driver for 40 years. I've drove local and long distance. People are a lot more excepting now than when I started. If you love what your doing don't let the haters discourage you. When I started I was told I couldn't handle it. I thought to myself I'll show you and everybody else. That's what it takes to stay out there. A lot of grit and determination..."
Marva Thomas said:
"Truck drivers run this country, they are out there delivering everything we need and want on a daily basis. If they go on strike, what would we do? We couldn't go to the grocery store. My son is a truck driver and to be a woman out there driving a truck, girl you are the bomb, any woman out there driving a truck, RESPECT!!!!"
Kimya Fields said:
"I have been a commercial driver for 23 years. I have driven some of everything except 18 wheelers and I love when I see and take my hat off to the women driving them!!! Much much respect to them."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the first female train driver in Nigeria, Isa Fatima Abiola, shared her experience driving a train and becoming the first woman to do so in the country.
In an interview, she said people laughed at her when she started driving a train, including her male colleagues.
Isa was 12-years-old when she decided to be a train driver. According to the female driver, she was walking with her grandfather when she saw a train in Ilorin, Kwara state, and she promised herself that she would drive it someday.
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