'In the Land of Hell': Life as a Female Trucker in North Dakota | Op-Docs | The New York Times

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TJack Survival : Men in those towns feel the same way too, but no one is going to make a video about them. Because they are men.

Joe Bell : Oh she needs to drive a truck to haul all that emotional baggage.

Doctor Spence : long story short: Lady used to live in California but moved to North Dakota for less pay and now eats dinner in gas stations and lives in trailer without running water. Why she doesn't move back to California? We will never know...

Frank Black : Okay, on the one hand, I do kinda feel for the chick. On the other hand, ABE LINCOLN abolished slavery in 1863. SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO STAY THERE! 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

fangfour : More femisnist propaganda trying to emasculate men. There has been for DECADES where there are female truckers. MANY of admired and respected female truckers go about their business every day and they have no issues. It is only the socaisltist trained femails who are looking for trouble. DON'T BELIEVE THEM.

mgtowfish73 : welcome to a mans life, you strong independent women. true equality.

Jt Williams : God bless her, I hope she finds better times. I’m glad the commenters get it, though. The New York Times- the toilet paper of record- has to push feminism, has to belittle “flyover country”, and of course they have to demonize the the petroleum industry. Being a trucker is not an easy life for anybody. The economy is doing pretty good, there are more jobs than people who want to work.

Ernie Desjardins : Driving a 1 ton dodge ram DOES NOT MAKE ANYONE A TRUCKER. Real truckers take insult to the hotshots running around in pickups with trailers calling themselves truckers. Unreal.

aka1boi : Women don't want equal, they want "special."

James : You won't have any problem getting a place to live in Williston now! The boom is over, just regular jobs for regular folks now. It's not like it's any surprise that North Dakota gets cold in the winter. Some jobs and locations are just tough and better suited for tough people, figure out if that's you before you go.

The Void : I am a female truck driver (I drive a Peterbilt truck with a flatbed trailer.) She could go get a better job if she wanted it. Maybe the people she works for don't drug test... From what I can tell I get paid more, I work for a great company, I get health benefits, paid vacation and more, my company DID fly me out for paid orientation and training, and I know they are not the only company who does that. The people I work for are pleasant to be around and there are many other women driving for them as well. I can't feel the sympathy because I know it's easy to get a good job if you can pass a drug test and you aren't a wimpy crybaby... Maybe she's got some sort of unpleasant record or some reason she can't get a better job. I don't feel sorry for her. There is something they aren't telling us here. She has some personal problems that have nothing to do with her job.

Jimmy Nitro : Is this joke? I drive a pick truck and makes me a truck driver?? Lol


rom usa : if she doesn't change her way of thinking she will struggle forever

John Wood : Whine, whine. Oil Booms anywhere are rough conditions and living. I've worked many from late 70's ( oil exploration in the Dakota's, Montana, Wyoming) to the present one in No Dak. Women always say they can do any job a man can, but when the conditions aren't pleasant they can't put up with the grind.

martthesling : If this were a man and he had a sob story the New York Times wouldn't do a video on it.

Hellisan12 : I feel for her. She really should take $.05 to $0.10 caffeine pills rather than a $2.50 to $4.50 per five-hour energy.

Timothy Taggart : Then don't be a trucker, moron.

lanceyoakem : welcome to a mans life sweetheart, except we have families to feed, not just a purse dog.....

Big Cranium : This story is meant to make the oil industry look bad of course. Proponga from a dying leftie news paper no surprise here.

Abrar Ahmed : Welcome to a man's life you strong independent feminists. True equality.

The Big F U : More feminist propaganda...so obvious. Everybody has been so woke up to the antiMan antiWhite that today's feminist is... Woman have so embarrassed themselves today...gross

Donnie Wallace : 6 minutes I'll never get back

ima piledriver : you are not a real big truck driver you are a pickup driver with a trailer. crybabe go back home or quit complaining. welcome to mans world.

Chicken Bubblegum : I get it, this is anti male propaganda

brad h : The film failed to point to the reason that things aren't working out as planned. Is it lack of work? Is it that the compensation isn't adequate? Why doesn't she go back south? Why hasn't she talked to her parents in so long? Are they not able to buy her fuel to get back? Has she refused to go back? I don't know the purpose of this film.

Andro Libre : First, she's not a "young woman" she's 38 which basically 40 and if she hates working and living in the world of men then maybe she should have made other choices.

Michael Sain : Things have changed since 2014 THANK YOU TRUMP

nick beam : I am sure there is a lot of people that would be happy to have that pickup driving job !

Mark Rigsby : Stop crying, and buy a GUN!

Sam Sung : A woman who is not getting attention and dates, and has to work in the same conditions as men. Get used to it, ladies. You've become too much of a liability for men, and too much drama, and give nothing in return. More and more women will need to work the unglamorous jobs that men have had to. And we're supposed to shed tears?!

Broncort1 : She’s made her choices...moving from Cali to a Right to Work union busting red state like North Dakota.

Dale Miller : If it's so bad, how about putting in your two weeks notice and finding another job? Problem solved.

allie fisher : 2014 so this was when Obama was in the WH ? Thought everything was milk and honey then ?

April Chapman : Change your job period. Yes I am a woman

Solomon Seymour : North Dakota resident here, of course new york times tries to portray it like hell. It's not even bad at all lol.

T X : Buck up and go to work some where else quit wining

sabin97 : "i'm a hamster in a wheel" welcome to the rat race. where everyone in the 99% is after college(or high school if you chose not to go to college). "i came here to make money, but now i feel like i'm trapped and i dont know how to get out" same as above. when you put all your eggs in one basket, and that basket falls, your eggs will break. welcome to the real world. if you move to a high crime area, you are more likely to a victim of crime than if you stay in a lower crime area. wow.....white women are the most entitled creatures on earth....

Fishing in Pa : Not even close to being a truck driver . dodge truck and gooseneck trailer ,not much of a payload there. my 16 year of drives a my crewcab and pulls 28' gooseneck trailer hauling horses to 4-h shows . my be we need to call her a truck driver ,because she drives a truck .

Frances Van Siclen : Who reads the NYT anymore ?

e james : what is this woman talking about? There are more jobs in america right now than there are people to fill them. the commie is not president anymore. The nightmare is over. It's maga time.....

Jennifer Wilcox : Did this woman even research the demographic for the region she was heading to? She's "...she's not getting benefits,not getting hours..." living in a trailer with no running water or toilet. A person with reasonable cognitive skills would've researched all of that before moving. Chasing money isn't the only thing one needs to consider before going after a job. I figured she didn't do much research and maybe had skewed priorities, since her major concern seemed to finding another female so she could "...have someone to gossip with and get a pedicure...". Most self-sufficient adults have higher priorities than gossip and foot care.

Jose Diaz : Men were built for work and women weren't especially when it comes to oil field work. I've been doing it for 8 years no issues

No Way : Welcome to life outside the bubble.

DJTripleThreat78 : All I hear is someone who complaining about a decision she made on her own. This is really typical of women: Make a decision that she regrets and instead of taking responsibility for her action, she has to blame men for her choices.

Tom Yazel : get a real CDL and a company...get treated right and better conditions.

Devon Hughes : I stopped readying NYT because it’s becoming more and more about emotional manipulation than cold objective news. This kind of stuff is the same.

Sleepy Dub Sneaky : Oatmeal and ketchup? Yuck!!!!!!!

Peacecraft : Jonnie, 38 "A young woman..." Didn't watch but I assume no kids. She's expired with no future. Her life is over.

JAMES BLEVINS : Trucking is a very hard life. You must like being by yourself. It's a 24/7 job. Where dispatchers become brain damaged. You'll be treated as something less than human. DOT is always on your back. You're expected to run like a machine regardless of the weather. You learn to live without plumbing. I could go on but I think I've made my point.