International Women’s Day 2018 – Celebrating Women in Transport

With only 8% of the haulage industry made up of women, we wanted to use International Women’s day to celebrate women in the industry and show that there are opportunities for everyone.

A male dominated environment could be intimidating at first, but those that enter are immediately won over. There are women all over the UK who enjoy roles as HGV drivers, transport managers, administrators or technicians. Technology advancements mean that the industry is evolving so fast new types of expertise are always in demand; all you need to do is play to your strengths.

With such a high proportion of everything we consume delivered by road, transport is a fantastic route to take if you want a career for life. Government statistics show the industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people by 2022 – let’s help to make more of them women.

Here are some women leading the change from within at TruckEast, find out why they love working in transport.