Uncovering the Abuse Faced by Women in the Trucking Industry

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Semi-trucks parked at truck stop, dawn.

Women in the trucking industry deal with catcalls, harassment, rape, and an unresponsive, often retaliatory, system that denies them justice. Mary Pilon, a freelance journalist and author of The Monopolists, investigated the hundreds of gender-discrimination claims brought against the trucking industry over the past 20 years. She talks about her article recently published in Mary Review titled, “Surviving the Long Haul.”