Mainfreight commended for women in transport commitment


Education program involving eight team members gets industry backing

Mainfreight commended for women in transport commitment
Mainfreight's program participants

 

Mainfreight has been lauded after eight of its team members were recently granted an opportunity to complete a Women in Transport program.

Held in conjunction with Wodonga TAFE, the four-week course comprised: safety and chain of responsibility (COR) compliance; workplace responsibilities; work diaries, route planning and load restraint; 5SHVL driver coaching and training; and the heavy rigid vehicle licence.

"We are proud to announce that all eight have now completed their training and have passed their non-sync heavy rigid vehicle licence tests with flying colours," the company notes.

"We would like to thank all involved for giving our team the opportunity to be part of this program and also Wodonga TAFE/DECA for providing such a high level of training.

"It is a fantastic initiative, we can’t wait for the next course."


Read about the program involving Linfox last year, here


The Australian Trucking Association congratulated two of its members for the inititive aimed at boosting opportunities in the industry.

"The ATA commends our members Mainfreight and Wodonga TAFE/DECA for providing this invaluable training opportunity for the industry’s female truck drivers," ATA communications manager Emily Mills tells ATN.

"The trucking industry is diverse and has roles for people from all walks of life. Initiatives such as the ‘Women in Transport’ program provide important platforms to showcase our diversity and career pathways for new recruits.

"The safest way to enter the industry is through a quality training program like those offered by Wodonga TAFE/DECA, and Mainfreight has done a great job in fostering a strong safety culture."

 

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