More WOMEN IN TRUCKING * Australia
* Queensland - Trucks have long been an obsession for Annie Alexander
--- It's been a life-long love affair with trucks for Annie Alexander... When she set up her own training company, Queensland Regional Training and in between training assignments took on some casual driving jobs... Her hands-on approach allowed her to constantly upgrade her own skills and qualifications so she is better able to teach others the same skills... Through her role as a trainer Annie has constant contact and involvement with the trucking industry... She took that 'involvement' one step further in 2012 when she married Bones, the operations manager of a Lockyer Valley-based trucking company... Needless to say it was a truck-themed wedding...
(Photo: Annie in play mode at her trucking wedding) -- Townsville, QLD, Australia - Big Rigs, by Bob Riley - 27th Feb 2017
* North Queensland - Women driving the business in
--- Barbara Anderson has made a major contribution to the road transport industry in the far north... Barbara and her husband, Steve, are directors of Anderson Transport Service NQ Pty Ltd which is based on the outskirts of Townsville... The company has 11 trucks - eight Kenworths and three Freightliners - which carry cement powder in tankers, general freight on flat-top trailers, half-height containers, iso's , copper on flat top trailers, and also have end tippers... They have eight drivers employed driving from road trains to single local work as well as three workshop staff along with one administration staff member... Barbara and Steve are ably assisted by astute operations manager Vidonna Lewis... Barbara pinpoints the positive role of many women and their importance in transport, particularly in family-run businesses...
(Photo: Mixed Company: (From left) Steve Anderson , Barb Anderson, Vidonna Lewis, Taki Mason and Riki Mason) -- Townsville, North QLD, Australia - Big Rigs, by Alf Wilson - 27th Feb 2017
* Tasmania - More Tassie' women in trucking: Allison Morgan
--- It was great to catch up with Allison Morgan from New Norfolk the other day, driving an SRT 2006 FLX Freightliner with a C-12 Cat, a nice truck which she said goes well. She happily found time for a quick chat about her life on the road and here it is in her own words! ... "So just briefly, I'm a Huon girl, my dad drove trucks carting apples from the Huon to Hobart in the early 50s around the old Huon Rd (literally around the side of Mt Wellington) through fog, ice and snow, then during off season freight from Hobart to Scottsdale - a big return trip back then... "It's a wonderful industry to be involved in, and I have no regrets at all!” conclude Allison...
(Photo: Allison Morgan on board) -- New Norkfold, Tasmania, Australia - Big Rigs - 3rd Mar 2017