Truck driving can be a challenging job, especially if you’re a women. The job can be more challenging if you take pride in your looks since the job can be dirty and not kind on the skin. That doesn’t mean you can’t keep your good looks and work as a truck driver. You just need to be aware of the problems and to take the right precautions.
A good example is finger nails. Long finger nails are not a great idea. They get in the way and will most likely be chipped and cracked within the first week. It’s essential to keep those nails at a manageable length – if you want longer nails at any time, then resort to the stick-on kind.
Some trucking jobs can be particularly harsh on the skin. Flatbedders who transport heavy equipment frequently come into contact with oil, grease, and even iron filings. The latter can leave your face looking like it’s filled with blackheads. The solution is not that dificult – good quality skin cream and plenty of it applied before you start work and at frequent intervals during the day.
Gloves are an essential part of your job, and they too should be of good quality as both a barrier to oil and grease, and as protection from sharp objects. Your clothing should also be hardy and able to handle frequent washing. Tie your hair back and cover it with a cap or scarf – or both – and you won’t have any problems. Regular washing will keep that looking good as well.
You can keep your good looks and work as a truck driver (and that includes men). You just need to take the necessary precautions to be aware of what could cause problems, and to accept that there does need to be some compromises (short nails for example). Accept that and a successful truck driving career awaits everyone, women included (and most welcome by most trucking companies).