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Women gaining momentum in the road freight industry

The Queensland Trucking Association Ltd (QTA Ltd) will celebrate International Women’s Day with a ‘Women in Road Transport’ breakfast to be held on Wednesday 6 March 2013 at the Brisbane Golf Club, Yeerongpilly.

International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. This year’s event will feature the current QTA Trucking Industry Woman of the Year Award winner, Tracie Dickenson.

QTA Ltd chief executive officer Peter Garske said: “The event is in its second year and continues to attract strong support from industry and our association’s corporate partners, who clearly value the important role of women in the freight task. Highly skilled women are to be found in all occupations in the trucking industry and associated freight task. They are successful forklift operators, administrative staff and managing directors.

“Women make a significant contribution to the transport and logistics industry, and the QTA Ltd’s International Women’s Day breakfast is a unique event in the Australian trucking industry calendar that recognises their contribution,” Mr Garske said.

“The considerable efforts made by women in the trucking industry, and the increasing presence of diversity in the industry, will be discussed by a panel of industry champions who are leading the way with gender inclusion, diversity initiatives and workforce development in the industry. We have a sold out event and I am certain the panellists we have for this year will make an impact on all who attend,” Mr Garske said.

Panellists for the 2013 event are:

  • Kevin Campbell, chief executive officer, Transpacific Industries Pty Ltd.
  • Tracie Dickenson, partner, Daryl Dickenson Transport.
  • Nicole Holyer, HR advisor, DP World.
  • Paul Kahlert, general manager, All Purpose Transport.
  • Louise Perram-Fisk, managing director, Emberin (facilitator).

Transpacific Industries CEO Kevin Campbell said supporting the QTA’s event was a way of celebrating the achievements of women throughout the road transport industry while encouraging more women to consider it as a career choice.

“Transport and logistics have traditionally been a predominately male industry. At Transpacific, we’re committed to encouraging more women to join our company and to providing the necessary support to ensure they excel in their careers with us,” Mr Campbell said.

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