Indian woman trucker beats the stereotype


Bhopal resident Yogita Raghuvanshi has been on the road as a truck driver for the past 15 years.

The 47-year old currently manages her transport business, apart from transporting goods across the country herself. She does long multi-state trips moving goods like fruits and alcohol, which have strict deadlines. Despite the long hours, the mother of two has revealed that the road is her best teacher.

In 2003, her husband died due to a road accident. He left behind a transport business with 3 trucks. After having a tough time managing the company, she decided to get herself a driver's licence in 2004. A helper accompanied her initially but today she goes solo, sleeping and cooking inside the truck. At times when the cargo is perishable, she drives the truck through the night to meet deadlines. In such cases, Raghuvanshi revealed that she stops at a fuel pump for a power nap.

Source: Telegraph

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