With changing times, LGBTQ truckers move more confidently in spite of lingering harassment

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Published by iTrucker at 06 Aug

With changing times, LGBTQ truckers move more confidently in spite of lingering harassment

“I’m trans,” said Kristin Durh to the recruiter lining up her orientation schedule. She had to take a deep breath before telling him what she was pretty sure he already had figured out.

As a transgender woman, she was used to the ways companies filtered out her application once they spoke to her. That’s why, when she was finalizing details for orientation at Autumn Transport, she decided to inform her recruiter. To her amazement, the recruiter replied, “Oh, OK. Can you start on Monday?”

Julie Andrich, president for Woodbury, Minnesota-based Autumn Transport, says the decision to lease Durh and her 2015 Freightliner Coronado was based purely on Autumn’s standard criteria: driving record, pre-employment screening program, work history, and safety record. – According to the article in overdriveonline.com and its authors Carolyn Magner Mason And Max Heine

Read the full story here: HERE

Source and credits: overdriveonline.com / Carolyn Magner Mason And Max Heine and Mario Pawlowski / iTrucker

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