It’s nearly the end of January and the start of the New Year has been much better than 2020, we have not been under siege by horrendous bushfires and crippling drought, although we are still in recovery mode from Covid-19.
I am starting this year off with new words; we need to stop calling trucking a male dominated industry because while it is predominantly male, the men do not dominate the women who are succeeding in the industry.
Amazing as it may seem, we have much to celebrate as 2020 draws to a close. We are still standing, a little battered and beaten and sadly in some cases without members of our families. However, in the majority, the resilience of the trucking industry has kept the country moving and supplied with all the essentials of life through the most chaotic year most of us will ever experience in our lifetime.
As we count down the days to the end of 2020 most of us can’t wait to see it gone. In so many ways this year has been highlighted by disappointments, devastation, losses, bungles, scandals, disappointments, and other negativities.
I read this on LinkedIn, “Behind every woman is a circle of other women who have her back.” and it annoyed me so much, it makes it sound as though men don’t have our back. Read more
For possibly the first time in the last three years I have really struggled to put the column together this time. This may be because I have had to work from home for the last several weeks and the only human interaction I have had is via Teams, Zoom, Skype and the telephone except for the occasional drop off of coffee and office supplies.
Do you ever wonder how you are going to get through it all? All the information that is coming at you every day. So much of it irrelevant, so much false caring from companies who you really don’t want or need to hear from, so much repetitive garbage about COVID-19. Do we need any of this?
While cleaning out some old papers, reading past news articles of my own and others plus answers to various interview questions over time there was a recurring theme – industry image and how we can improve it.
So much is happening in the world today much of it very depressing so I’m going to try to concentrate on the positive. Read more
In August 1970 I joined the Australian trucking industry.