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.
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.
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.
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.
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.