It's not easy being a woman in an industry where you are outnumbered ten to one. Yet, in spite of this fact, thousands of women taking up the trade of trucking, acquire their CDL and hit the open road every year. They ride the same narrow mountain highways, long coast-to-coast lanes and muddy log trails every other driver does all the while overcoming prejudice and discrimination at every turn. We at Hammer Lane believe that the only difference between a man and a woman trucker is how the seat is adjusted.
Women through history have always had to fight to be heard and to be awarded the same rights as men. The first woman to receive their commercial driver's license and drive a commercial motor vehicle was Lillie McGee Drennan in 1929. She had to argue her case to a court to be able to be granted the license, just ten short years after the nineteenth amendment (giving women the right to vote) was ratified. This brave action paved the way for women entering the industry for the remainder of the twentieth century.
We hope this Diesel Dames design shows off the attitude and spirit of women driver's everywhere. It's the first design to have a woman featured in the driver's seat and we know it won't be the last.
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