Women in Road Transport – News


Calling Night-Time Drivers…

Have you got favourite tunes when you’re driving? There’s been an approach from Radio New Zealand which looks like a great opportunity to profile our best, friendly truck drivers and get the public to better understand how important we are. The DJ wants to do a series on what songs truck drivers listen to. He wants a brief chat to the truck driver and who they work for (good promotion), as well as what they listen to. GO ON!

Josie Vidal
Manager Communications and Government Relations
Road Transport Forum NZ

Deals on Wheels monthly column archive

Looking after our mental health in stressful times
Women can help solve our driver shortage
Sharing your stories
Fiona's on the pace
Woman representing our industry
Looking back at the years gone by
Young women winners show future of industry
‘Show us your wheels’ winner chosen
Road to Zero
Let’s recognise the wonderful women in trucking
Let's get in behind TruckR
Dealing with NZ’s stressful roads
The Elephant in the Cab
Let's take advantage of our diversity
Can we improve truck cabs for women?
Time to get on top of our mental health
Sharing the road
Female job applicants demand respect
Truck Driver Appreciation Week
See you at the conference
A better workplace for women
Making the roads safer
Taking inspiration at Women's Transport Conference
Pushing ourselves to the front
Playing our part in road safety
Achieving Your Goals
Introducing Beth Sandle
Chronic fatigue a major safety risk
Understanding Unconscious Bias
Popularity of Aussie Boot Camps Encouraging
Valuing our Ageing Workforce
Success Deserves Celebrating
Looking Beyond Immigration
Dealing with Workplace Bullying
Governance Group appointed for women in transport network
Oh Canada!
The Difficult Job of Managing Health and Safety
Roadside Facilities Important for Women
Opportunity for Women to Excel at Driving Champs
WIT Conference USA
What is driving us to eat the way we do
Trucking 16
WiRT to establish govenance group
Our Future Driving Force
NZ Express's Abbey Ray
10 Tips to Attract Women Drivers
WiRT to improve appeal of industry
New Chair for WiRT

Mel’s Story

Played at the 2018 RTF Conference tanker driver and WiRT member Mel Foot related this experience of being interviewed for a position in a road transport company. You can read more about Mel here.

Well done to Heidi Inkster of Truckstops Wellington for winning the recent Hino Skills Competition. You can read about Heidi’s success here

Women Behind the Wheel – Photo Comp

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

Show and Shine – Amy Edwards

Action Shot – Sheree Nield

Open Category – Brian Coxhead

People’s Choice – Amanda Bright

We need better rest stops!

We need your help Ladies. One of the WiRT objectives is to make the country’s rest stops a safer place for those of you out on the road, keeping the wheels turning.

Where are the best rest stops for trucks in New Zealand? – ones with good toilets, good parking and adequate lighting. If you have a favourite stop on your run, let us know. If there are some that need improving, share that with us too. We need your input to start the wheels of change turning so please add your comments below and let’s talk…!

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