There are two groups of truck drivers that have fewer accidents, drive more miles and stay in the same job longer: veterans and women. And thanks to federal initiatives to help veterans get jobs in transportation, we should start seeing more women vets piloting trucks on American roads. Based on data it has been compiling for a decade, Omnitracs says women veterans would make for excellent truck drivers. And those women could find higher pay than the average salary garnered by the average female veterans in the private sector. “Although women and veterans make up a smaller population in trucking, they are great truckers,” Lauren Domnick, Omintracs’ director of data and analytics, told American Trucker this week. According to the Omnitracs study, fewer than 9% of truckers are women. And 19% of all truckers have a military background. While there are fewer women and veterans driving commercial trucks, those who are tend to be safer than the male truckers who didn’t serve in the military. Read the complete article here.