Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girl's CEO Heather Jones was awarded the Australian Trucking Association Top Industry Award for 2015 "Most Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Road Transport Sector."
Driving in the Pilbara from a truckie’s perspective
6th February 2017
Road Safety Commissioner Kim Papalia has been given a ‘truckie’s eye view’ of the daily life of road train drivers in the North West of Western Australia.
Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls Inc founder and CEO Heather Jones invited the Commissioner to climb aboard a three-trailer road train, and take the wheel on a return trip from Karratha to the Wheatstone Project in Onslow.
“Heather has provided the Road Safety Commission with a sensational opportunity to gain insight from a perspective many others would not have,” said Mr Papalia.
“This is a chance to find the design gaps in infrastructure for heavy vehicles and other road users on regional roads in WA, and work on better ways to accommodate all vehicles on our roads.”
Mr Papalia said Monday’s road trip with Ms Jones would assist the RSC in better designing infrastructure to support road safety in regional WA, including rest stops and road improvements.
“We’ve seen hazards such as flooding from heavy rainfall and stray cattle crossing the roads, as well as people broken down in very isolated locations,’ said Mr Papalia.
“All of these occurrences are just part of the daily life of truck drivers in the North West and we don’t experience that in any other part of the world.”
Photo courtesy of Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls Inc.
Volvo Trucks Australia supports PHHG..................
4th May 2016
Volvo Group Australia President and CEO Peter Voorhoeve handed over the keys to two new trucks, a Volvo FH16 and a Mack Super Liner, to Heather Jones, CEO of Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls this morning. The trucks, which have been donated by Volvo Group, will be put to use on driver training duties in WA. Ms Jones said that Volvo's support of PHHG will allow the organisation to train Heavy Haulage Truck drivers to the highest standards. Ms Jones thanked Volvo CEO Peter Voorhoeve and commended him for his vision to support this Pilbara based initiative.
For more information contact PHHG on 1300 1 TRUCK
Truck driver Heather Jones and the call of the road with Richard Fidler
18th February 2016
Conversations with Richard Fidler recently joined Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls Inc. CEO Heather Jones for a fascinating insight into Heathers life on the road with her family.
Click on this link to take you to Richards podcast.
NATIONAL ATA AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE AUSTRALIAN TRANSPORT INDUSTRY
March 24, 2015
Heather won the national ATA Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Transport Industry.
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