Volvo Supports The Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls

As part of the Volvo Group Australia approach to closer co-operation with transport operators the company is developing a strong support programme with the Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girl’s National Vehicle Driver Training Institute.

Heather Jones

The institute provides mentoring of newly licenced truck drivers through

a diverse range of industry skills development across 160 hours in live work environments. Those participating achieve a 100 per cent employment rate within four weeks.

Volvo Group Australia has announced it will present the Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls with a new Volvo prime mover to be used in the institute training programmes.

“Volvo Australia will support the Pilbara Girls because they are doing exactly the right thing. The family structure is changing; women can work in different ways either full time of part time. The percentage of women drivers in the Pilbara is three times the national average at 15 per cent. This is a superb initiative,” said Mr Peter Voorhoeve, President Volvo Group Australia.

One comment

  1. It’s interesting to see how the heavy haulage field is changing and it’s great to see that there are more women working in this career. Is there any special training or additional certification that is required to drive these bigger loads? I like how your training takes place in live work environments so participants have real life experience when they are done. Thanks for sharing this information!

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