It used to be almost unheard of to see a woman behind the wheel of a big rig, but today, all you have to do to see a woman driving a truck is to open the YouTube app on your phone.
In the past few years, a growing number of female truckers have seized social media platforms to give their audience a glimpse into what their lives are like on the road. Viewers may initially come for the novelty of seeing a woman behind the wheel of an 80,000 pound truck, but they stay because the women are offering solid trucking advice and creating community for their followers.
One of the top female trucking social media celebrities is Brittney Richardson, who runs the American Truckers YouTube channel, which has over 31,000 subscribers. Many of Richardson’s videos give readers a closer look at how she faces the challenges of life on the road — weather emergencies, mechanical problems, traffic stops, and cooking on the truck. Richardson drives a distinctive bright pink Volvo, making it easy for her followers to spot her out on the road.
ARTICLES SOURCES : https://cdllife.com/2019/the-surprising-rise-of-female-trucking-celebrities/