78: Why Are There So Few Female Owner-Operators in the Trucking Industry?

This week on the Oakley Podcast, guest hosts Corey Huey and Dustin Eagle talk with Alisha Leard, an owner-operator with Oakley in the pneumatic division, about the current state of the trucking industry for female owner-operators.

Key topics in today’s conversation include:

  • Oakley Update: automatic transmissions, swapping divisions, owner-operator shoutout (1:48)
  • Introduction to Alisha and her background in trucking (5:50)
  • Recognizing the female owner-operators at Oakley (10:37)
  • Feeling safe on the road (11:50)
  • Encouraging women to take the next step to become a truck driver (14:07)
  • Interesting places Alisha has visited on the road (19:28)
  • Typical day on the road (20:10)
  • How Alisha found out about working at Oakley (23:26)

Thank you Alisha for joining the show to describe your experience as an owner-operator with Oakley.

Oakley Trucking is a family-owned and operated trucking company headquartered in North Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, check out our show website: podcast.bruceoakley.com