Livestock truckie Matthew Benseman has been named the Livestock, Bulk and Rural Carriers Association (LBRCA) 2021 SafeWork NSW Young Driver of the Year.
As is the story of many truckies, truck driving wasn’t just a job for Gray, it was a way of life. Nicknamed Shiny because his trucks were always immaculate, Gray was taken off the road five years ago, once his Parkinson’s symptoms began.
As the daughter of a truckie, Samantha Haynes (32) has been around trucks her whole life – and she’s put in the hard yards to get to where she wants to be.
It may be an important freight corridor for Queensland, but the notorious Peak Downs Highway has become an ongoing headache for many of the truck drivers who have to use it.
In a pool of 49 truck drivers at Ipswich City Council, Belinda Janson is currently the only female, but the council is looking to change that. A new employment program aims to bring more female recruits into the council’s truck driving roles.
The dusty outback roads Ryan Garland usually travels are worlds apart from the glitz and glam of the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Read more
A pilot program that began in early 2020 is paving the way for unemployed youth to begin a career in the transport and logistics industry.
Halfway across the globe, in freezing conditions, this off-road truckie navigates through ice and snow, dreaming of coming back to Australia and getting behind the wheel of a road train.
It’s been hailed a major innovation, a step forward in dolly design, and late last year its supply partners won the Castrol Vecton Industry Achievement award. But, does the converter dolly live up to all the commotion? If the operators we spoke to are anything to go by, then yes, it would seem so.
Having built a culture based on inclusivity and diversity, Eather Group in Sydney has been seeing more and more women joining its business – in roles that include everything from truck driving and office roles to executive positions.