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Women Take The Wheel In Australia’s Trucking Sector - Inter Pres

This happens very rarely, but when it does, it makes me really sad. With more women joining the profession, sexism is less severe today than what it was when Heather original site Jones first began driving trucks over two decades ago. I have found if you treat the men you work with in the manner you would like to be treated, they mostly treat you the same in return. When I first started, some people didnt think it was appropriate for a woman to be in this business and would refuse to speak to me or conduct business blog url with me, and ask this site to speak to a man [instead], she told IPS. Jones grew up around motorbikes and cars, and was working as a secretary for a mining company when she made the spontaneous decision to exchange her typewriter for a seat behind the wheel. A single mother with two young daughters, she was initially attracted by the pay trucking offered. Most truck drivers in Australia enjoy high salaries and reasonable job security, with those in mining towns earning close to 111,000 dollars (about 120,000 Australian dollars) a year. Related IPS Articles IPS Coverage of Gender Equality Jones made the truck her mobile home and worked her way up to become a manager for a transport company before setting up her own, Success Transport. Along the way she mastered the various skills necessary to survive on the long, remote roads, such as lying under the truck to fix a fan belt, or changing an 81-kg flat tyre. My time behind the wheel is my time to think, reflect and address business situations, says Jones, who until recently employed 16 drivers, including sub-contractors, and had between 15 and 20 trucks on the road. <br>More:

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