The American Trucking Association estimates that by 2028 there will be a 160,000 person truck driver shortage. So you would think that discrimination against any group would be the last thing on the mind of any business that needs truck drivers. When there is a shortage, you can’t afford to be picky–especially not illegally picky.
But the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a settlement with USF Holland’s Olive Branch, Mississippi terminal for 37 years of not hiring any female drivers. Well, they hired one, but fired her before she could complete an assignment.
The fine was a