- 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 stunt
- In seeking answers on how to deal with the way she is treated, she was told to keep up the good work and ignore the negativity
There are several women making 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 receives from her male counterparts. She said there have been times when she was asked if she was a professional driver or just taking a joyride.
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 driven local and long distance. People are a lot more excepting now than when I started. If you love what you're 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."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported on another woman making waves in a male-dominated industry. A young and ambitious Ghanaian lady by name Doris Devu is making it in the male-dominated tiling industry after she was unable to continue her education after junior high school.
Doris narrated her breathtaking story in an interview with in a special edition of Faces of Ghana in which the businesswoman made a number of eye-popping revelations.
According to Doris, she dreamed to become a lawyer, an accountant or a businesswoman but she lost her parents just when she needed their help to go into high school at the time.
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