It is always important to be aware of one's surroundings, no matter how tough you think you are. There are potential risks out there for both men and woman, so it is vital to discuss safety for all people and for all drivers.
If you didn’t know already, rest areas can be very dangerous at night. For your safety, avoid getting out of the truck in dark areas. Always carry your phone with you and keep a good look over your shoulder if you have to get out in the dark. Be careful when walking between trailers, someone can be hiding under the trailer or on a catwalk.
Make sure to stay visible when you are out and about, avoiding getting hit in a parking lot; and it can potentially deter assailants. Wearing reflective clothing allows you to be seen i.e. if someone did attack you and confrontation resulted in you being left laying on the ground, it would be much easier to see you if you're wearing reflective clothing.
Make your truck a safe place. Cover your windows when you are sleeping. Keep your valuables out of sight and always lock your doors. Always be prepared, be alert, and have a plan if something were to go wrong. If you do get yourself in a situation where you are being attacked, make plenty of noise and remember that everyday items can be used as weapons for self defence.
In conclusion, not everyone is a dangerous person but know that danger is out there. Keep your mind open and stay alert if something were to go wrong.