Women in Road Transport – News


End of year funding for women’s leadership development available

Residual funding is available to support the development of female leaders across NZ’s transport and logistics sector.

The initiative is providing women with grants of between $2,500 and $8,000 to enable participation in one of three programs that cover such things as reinforcing resilience and wellbeing, engaging with challenge and conflict, creating future focus, leading authentically and driving performance.

The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for transport and logistics sector women, but has to be allocated by the end of 2019.

Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to 6 December: www.womenandleadership.co.nz/funding.html

Deals on Wheels monthly column archive

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…!

Kiwi truckie says starring role in Volvo truck stunt was ‘hardcase’


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