The Real Women in Trucking nonprofit announced it will host a two-hour self-defense course for women in attendance during its first annual Queen of the Road on the High Seas cruise, slated for March 26-April this year and intended as a networking and educational opportunity for female truckers. The self-defense course is “intended to bring awareness to the dangers female drivers face while living life on the road,” the organization notes.
“For most people, the realm of professional over-the-road trucking is a secret world,” Allen pointed out. “It is recognized as a dangerous job, but it goes far beyond that. … The industry operates 24/7 and the opportunities for assault, especially against women drivers, can be high. I don’t know too many women who like to walk across a dark, isolated parking lot for a 3 a.m. delivery appointment in Chicago or the Bronx. It makes sense to provide practical self-defense education to those who keep America moving.”
The class will focus on real-life street assault scenarios. The purpose is to provide easy-to-understand, effective techniques that are efficient in a street attack. Attendees, Smith said, will leave with a “better understanding of how to react if ever faced with a violent confrontation.”