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A day in the life of a lady truckie

Here’s a great video produced by Australian Geographic about the life of one truckie in Australia. Claire Strasburg is a young livestock carter, committed to keeping Australia’s beef industry moving. The video shows her at work, carting cattle from sale yards and station ­paddocks to the abattoir.

It’s refreshing to see the media treating this subject so fairly without any clichés about women in the industry. It also paints trucking and rural carriers in a good light, another rarity!

Having said that here’s another example of positive media spin about women from, of all paces, Today Tonight. The story reckons 15 per cent of truck drivers in the Pilbara are women but does come up with the line, “Heavy Haulage Heroines”.

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