A new home for the girls

PHHG are on the move

Big Rigs - - NEWS -

THE Pil­bara Heavy Haulage Girls are mov­ing on­ward and up­ward to a new de­pot, be­gin­ning an­other chap­ter in the story of the suc­cess­ful Kar­ratha-based, not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion.

PHHG CEO Heather Jones said the West­ern Aus­tralia based driver train­ing in­sti­tute’s de­vel­op­ment was the next step to con­tinue their work, as­sist­ing fe­male driv­ers into the in­dus­try by plac­ing them in real life heavy ve­hi­cle work conditions.

Af­ter an ex­tremely suc­cess­ful year, the PHHG team have se­cured a beau­ti­ful new yard, with a work­shop, class­rooms and hand­stand, that is twice as much space for the or­gan­i­sa­tion to grow.

“We just aim to in­crease Aus­tralia’s on road ratio for fe­male driv­ers from 2%,” Heather said.

“We would like to get that to at least 6% the same they have in Amer­ica, there re­ally isn’t any rea­son why there shouldn’t be more fe­males be­hind the wheels of trucks.”

Since the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s for­ma­tion over two years ago, they have gained enough in­ter­est to out­grow their cur­rent do­nated Kar­ratha de­pot, and search for a big­ger home.

“We are very ex­cited to get it up and run­ning, the yard has come up big­ger, work­shop with power and wa­ter,” Heather said.

❝Yes there are now toi­lets that flush! — Heather Jones

PIL­BARA HEAVY HAULAGE GIRLS

A much bet­ter op­tion for the group, who had to cart wa­ter to their last de­pot.

“It is a bit cen­tral more cen­tral to the com­pa­nies we work with as well,” she said.

Rid of red dirt and onto solid ground, Heather said the or­gan­i­sa­tion will also ben­e­fit from a few added crea­ture com­forts.

“Yes there are now toi­lets that flush,” she laughed.

De­spite re­main­ing tight-lipped on the next sur­prises for the group, Heather did men­tion they were look­ing in­ter­na­tion­ally.

“We have been ap­proached by a very large com­pany in Ja­pan, for us to per­haps to head over there and help get a few fe­males be­hind heavy ve­hi­cles. So we are al­ways ex­cited to see what’s next for our team,” she said.

PHO­TOS:

BRAND NEW: The Pil­bara girls set up the new site that comes red dirt free and with a work­ing loo.

Pil­bara girls work to set up the new site.

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