Women currently make up just 1% of the nation's heavy vehicle driver workforce.
Without proper training, people try to do the right thing, the wrong way.
Incorporated in 2014, Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls is a Karratha-based, not-for-profit organisation providing professional development opportunities and career pathways for newly licensed truck drivers.
The Institute is the only organisation of its type in Australia.
Safe Roads. Trained Professional drivers. Industry Productivity Gains. Gender Diversity.
To avert projected national heavy vehicle driver shortages through the provision of 160 hour professional development opportunities to newly licensed drivers from across Australia as a stepping-stone to the commencement of road transport sector traineeships.
IT IS ANTICIPATED PILBARA HEAVY HAULAGE GIRLS' NATIONAL HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVER TRAINING INSTITUTE WILL
- Ease projected heavy vehicle driver shortages nationally
- Reduce gender disparity among heavy vehicle drivers
- Attract, train and support marginalized groups into driving careers
- Create on-going employment opportunities for "Aussies"
- Cultivate positive industry image through professional driver training
- Negate the need to bring foreign truck drivers into Australia
- Contribute professionally trained drivers to replace retiring drivers
- Provide "safe driving around trucks" educational opportunities for motorists
Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls - removing obstacles to and promoting the employment of women as heavy vehicle drivers.