Driving trucks is in the blood of 32-year-old Luke Bishop whose great aunt was legendary Cape York female road transport identity Toots Holzheimer.
Two TAFE Queensland apprentices were given a once in a lifetime training experience, working alongside the Shell V-Power Racing Team at the Dick Johnson Racing workshop on the Gold Coast.
Several years ago, then 17-year-old Jake Caulfield walked into the company’s office and asked if he could get a job driving a truck.
It was about 12 years ago that Theresa Scott packed up her carving knives and her suitcase, leaving behind the career she had built working as a chef at a New Zealand casino to embark on a new adventure in Australia.
The Queensland Trucking Association and Daimler Trucks and Bus Australia have announced the Daimler Emerging Leaders Scholarship recipients for 2020/21.
Through the Flexible Learning Options (FLO) Government program, the Motor Trade Association (MTA) is providing career pathways that are helping young people in South Australia re-engage with their learning.
Funding that aims to support more women to get back into the workforce forms part of the Victorian Budget 2020/2021 – including a $2.4 million Women in Transport program that’s set to assist 300 women to become heavy vehicle drivers.
Ben McTighe worked in the yard and office of Rocky’s Own Transport before becoming a driver a few years ago and enjoys life on the highways.
Heavy commercial industries apprentice, Jack Polkinghorne, 20, from Brown and Hurley, has been awarded Heavy Commercial Industries Apprentice of the Year at the third annual TAFE Queensland – SkillsTech Apprentice Awards. Read more
Recently named the 2019/20 QTA Daimler Emerging Leader of the Year, Letitia ‘Teash’ De Winter from IWS Haulage has proven herself as a jack of all trades – and she has some big plans ahead.