A new home for the girls
PHHG are on the move
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.
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.