Outback livestock truckie keeps kicking goals

Darwin-based quad road train driver Kattie Risk has become the newest member to join the Women in Trucking Australia (WiTA) board.

Now 36, Risk started her career as a bus driver when she was 22, before switching to trucks two years later.

Her career has seen her do everything from carting to the mines, earthworks, oversize and general. But these days she’s doing outback cattle work, carting quad road trains across Australia, into remote areas of the Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia.

As a director on the WiTA board, her focus will be to open up pathways for Indigenous women interested in furthering their career in the transport space through gaining heavy vehicle driving skills, experience, training and employment opportunities.

Risk also sits on two other boards: DurranDurra and her local fire brigade where she’s been a volunteer firefighter for the past seven years.

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