Small truck fleets: Women-owned companies on the rise
Posted: September 9, 2019
A recent study by American Express OPEN reported that the number of women-owned businesses in the United States has more than doubled in the last 20 years. Around 849 women-owned businesses are opening up each day. With the number of women truck drivers slowly increasing in the transportation industry, it makes sense that some of these women are opting to start their own businesses as small fleet owners.
The Women In Trucking Association launched the 150 Business Challenge in 2017 with Expediter Services LLC, a Mississippi-based trucking equipment and training provider. The program offers operational and business support as well as financing for women-owned businesses in the transportation industry. As of this past December, the group has already signed on its 70th participant - nearly half of its goal of 150 women-owned fleets.
Utilizing this program is one of the ways women can get started in owning their own trucking business. Growing a small fleet certainly isn’t easy, but it can also be very rewarding. With the industry’s growing freight demands, this is the perfect time to start and build your business. You can learn more about the 150 Business Challenge program here.
Big G is honored to help women drivers find success on the road so let us know if we can help you find your fit!