Long-distance truck driving is usually seen as a man’s job. But Rhino Sasaki, a young truck driver from Japan, challenged the practice and got the job done on social media.
Rhino Sasaki was the daughter of a truck driver in Kochi Prefecture, Japan. But she never had the idea of being a truck driver until her father became ill seven years ago. The father of the ailing Rhino Sasaki continued to work. But she could not bear to see her father traveling alone on a road thousands of miles away from home. There is no one to take care of the father. Rhino, 21, who was working as a traditional dance teacher at the time, received a truck driver’s license. And decided to join his father on long journeys. She also tried to teach her dance classes. But she could not get home on time because she was driving thousands of miles across the country.
Big change in career. Rhino Sasaki says she has no regrets about quitting the job she loved so much. She is able to spend time with her father and make sure that his father’s health is not compromised. Her father teaches her every day about truck driving. Becoming one of the first female truck drivers in Japan has garnered a lot of attention online for young women. With thousands of followers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, Rhino Sasaki is the most popular female truck driver in Asian countries. Sasaki hopes that his popularity will inspire other Japanese women to enter the transportation industry.
Says Rhino Sasaki, who has now worked as a long hole truck driver for 7 years. One thing she doesn’t like about her job is that she can’t find the right clothes for her size. Gloves, safety shoes, everything is great for a woman, so one of her goals for the future is to create clothes for women in the transportation industry.