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.
Transport Women Australia Limited has bestowed the 2021 Trish Pickering Memorial Award on well-known and much-loved trucking identity, Phyllis Jones OAM. 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?
A mentoring program developed by Transport Women Australia Limited (TWAL) is creating a supportive environment for its members to grow and develop as they progress through their career.
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