From custom rainbow rigs rolling down the highway to Facebook communities rooted in accepting all truckers, the trucking industry showcases support of the LGBTQ+ community in a variety of ways.
We’ve listed resources, carriers, and influencers that are making a difference across the industry, creating a more inclusive culture for everyone.
Groups & Resources
Join groups, find support, & stay in the loop.
Shelle Lichti founded the industry’s largest online support group for LGBTQ truckers in 2008. The 4,000 members of the Facebook group, LGBT Truckers, offer support, tips, and a safe place to share experiences.
LGBTQ+ Truck Driver Network TDN
LGBTQ+ Truck Driver Network provides social and educational resources to members of the professional LGBTQ+ trucking community, their allies, friends, and family members. LGBTQ+ TDN works towards building a network of supportive and diverse organizations and companies in the truck driving profession.
Rainbow Rider Fan Page
Check out the industry’s most colorful big rig.
Author and former trucker, Anne Balay, sheds light on the harsh realities of truckers’ lives behind the wheel in her book Semi Queer. Balay discovers that, “for people routinely subjected to prejudice, hatred, and violence in their hometowns and in the job market, trucking can provide an opportunity for safety, welcome isolation, and a chance to be themselves–even as the low-wage work is fraught with tightening regulations, constant surveillance, danger, and exploitation.”
Find safe gender-neutral restroom access while out on the road. Users can search for restrooms by proximity to a search location.
- J.B Hunt
- Artur Express
- Autumn Transport
- Expeditus Transport
- Uber Freight
- Western Star
- XPO Logistics
- FTC Transportation Inc.
- LDD Logistics
- DGC Dhindsa Group of Companies
The carriers on this list were found using data from LGBTQ Vetted Partners or have been publically recognized for their inclusivity.
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Watch and follow some of the LGBTQ+ trucking influencers sharing their stories on social media.