With all the debate and divisiveness that is going on around the country within our own industry and the community in general, we need to start to pull together to get our country moving and get our economy back on track.
So much can happen in two weeks: the Transport Women Australia Limited, Wodonga TAFE, Volvo Group Australia initiative – Women Driving Transport Careers has been named a finalist in the Victorian Training Awards – Industry Collaboration Award category, with the winner to be announced on October 16.
Isn’t it amazing sometimes when a door slams shut behind you, it propels you into a world of amazing opportunity.
I’ve noticed that my columns lately have been depressing and melancholy, a little like me, so I’ve given myself an upper cut, figuratively not literally, and decided that I must make things more upbeat – I’m hoping I can make that happen.
Over the past three and a half years, I have been writing this column, I have covered many topics, mental health and my battle with depression, bureaucracy and the abundance of red tape that the trucking industry deals with every day, and the lack of rest areas and our draconian fatigue rules to name just a few.
The year is half over, and we are still enduring lockdowns, businesses are being forced to close with little warning and reopen with restrictions, so many of them not reopening at all.
Just when we thought the carnival was over, the rollercoaster started all over again with a Covid-19 outbreak in Victoria. Allegedly the outbreak was caused by a person exiting hotel quarantine in South Australia while being Covid-positive.
With the Brisbane Truck Show over, May has been an amazing month in the transport industry.
What a month we have had and what a month we have in front of us, with so much going on in the trucking industry.
In the past few weeks I have been able to fly to Sydney to present about ‘Women Breaking Glass Ceilings in Transport Operations’, then go home to central western NSW to visit family and manage to fit in a meeting with the remarkable Sally Tipping of Dubbo.