Commentary: Trucking’s growing more diverse — and fleet culture should reflect that

The population of truck drivers in our country is more diverse than it has ever been before. People from all walks of life, every race or ethnicity, are finding their careers in trucking, even as the number of white males (the longtime core demographic of trucking) is diminishing. This diversity will continue to increase.

Currently (with some notable exceptions), transportation companies operate out of a “company-centered” culture. In this model, the needs of the company are critical, and the employees exist only to meet the organization’s needs.