Will we be fighting the same battles with the same results?
AS WE move into 2019, we all must wonder what the next 12 months holds in store for the trucking industry.
Will we be fighting the same battles with the same results, the same battles with new and better results or new battles and getting the same results?
This would mean nothing changing regarding the attitude towards our professionalism and safety, and our contribution to the Australian economy and the life of ALL Australians.
Let us hope we can all work together to get our message across that we are working, as we always have, to make our industry safer.
We will embrace new and better technology, welcome new entrants to the industry through a variety of initiatives that have commenced over the past couple of years.
Transport Women Australia Limited will expand the Women Driving Transport Careers initiative and our association with the Girl Guides Australia.
We will also be holding Learning Seminars combined with Networking events in various centres throughout this year as we lead up to our 20th Anniversary Dinner on November 16, 2019.
Our other plans include continuing our traditional QTA International Women's Day Breakfast, our Brisbane Truck Show and the Road Transport Hall of Fame Reunion Breakfasts, combining with Roadfreight NSW for an International Women's Day event and planning International Women's Day events in other centres.
We will be hosting our second brunch in conjunction with the Tasmanian Transport Association and attending regional truck shows wherever possible. We will be hosting a breakfast at the Australian Trucking Association Trucking Australia 2019 as well as having a panel session during the main program.
We have several other projects in the planning stages; these include but are not limited to the updating of the website and our mentoring program.
We will be expanding our cooperation with the bus industry and we hope to attend the QBIC conference in Townsville; continue to support Women in Road Transport NZ as we build stronger ties across the Tasman and return to the USA to continue our alliance with Women in Trucking.
While the TWAL Board will be busy with all this, we will still be there for our members and sponsors as we expand on the work laid down by the previous Board members who laid the foundationsfor this organisation as its heads into its 20th year. Please save that date - November 16. We are planning a fantastic night of celebration and fun.