There are approximately 8.9 million people employed as truckers or in the trucking industry. Many truckers are owner operators while others simply drive for trucking companies. Both men and women are employed in the trucking industry, although the industry still has more male drivers than female. Depending on the type of trucking done, drivers can spend a couple weeks on the road at a time, but then have a couple weeks off from driving. The Truckers Resource continues to grow as more people turn to trucking as steady source of income.