Why the road transport industry needs more women

Gender balance is important in any profession, and never more so than in the road transport industry where currently only 1% of drivers are women. That’s why in 2021, with the support of government, client partners and industry bodies, we launched the Women in Driving Development Pathway. Part of our Driver Academy, this programme is one of the ways in which Manpower is taking action to tackle the driving skills shortage and improve diversity within the logistics sector. By supporting women to take part in the programme, we offer them all the necessary tools to launch a successful career as an HGV driver.

But why should women consider a career in driving, and what are the main barriers to entering the industry? In this video we discuss the benefits of a driving career, and two professional female HGV drivers share their tips and advice for others considering entering the field.

We’re actively looking for employers and candidates to get involved with our Women in Driving Development Pathway initiative. To find out more or to have a discussion with us, please get in touch.