Meet The Female Truck Driver Gaining Popularity in Japan
by Joji Nishino; photos by Joji Nishino; translated by Sharon Shum
30 September 2019,
“I can't think of changing to another profession. I want to ride a truck all the time,” ..
Yukino is one such trucker who has been attracting attention in recent years among the dekotora community, because of she how has preserved the Ishinomaki-style decor from Tohoku, the region known as a sacred place by dekotora fans. Its retro aesthetics have been enjoying resurgence in recent years.
I meet an increasing number of drivers in their 20s. Depending on what you carry, truck dumping is not too hard, even for a woman. Power is not necessary to carry earth and sand and crushed stones on site. For example, long-distance trucks that require you to load and unload luggage are difficult for women, but dump trucks can be loaded and unloaded automatically. In the truck industry, dump trucks are considered easy.
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