New research looking at ways to increase the number of women truck drivers have been released.

Industry image and perception, training school completion, truck parking shortages and restroom access, and gender harassment and discrimination were among the barriers identified in the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) report.

ATRI’s research included input from thousands of truck drivers, motor carriers and truck driver training schools through surveys, interviews and a women driver focus group to identify the underlying factors that generate challenges, as well as strategies for navigating and overcoming these barriers to success for women drivers.

“This report provides an important roadmap for the industry to increase the number of women drivers,” said Joyce Brenny, Brenny Transportation President and CEO.

“We have found tremendous success and improved safety with our women drivers and believe others who utilize this research will also experience success.”