Fuso backs women in trucking
FUSO NEW ZEALAND joined the United States-based
to support diversity
HAS in the industry.
It says that inclusivity is a core company value and it is “now putting its weight behind
to attract more women to roles within the sector.”
e aim, the company says, is “to be a leading voice for increased opportunity and greater diversity within the workforce.”
Fuso NZ general manager of sales Kathy Schluter says that women have a lot to oer and to gain from being involved in the transport sector.
“It’s a cool industry to work in, full of great people and dedicated operators, who are actively engaged in evolving the industry to make it safe and rewarding for those within it.”
Schluter says that joining the Americanbased group is all about following leader and women in trucking pioneer Ellen Voie.
Schluter says she heard Voie speak at a
annual conference in 2015, met her and was inspired by her. Voie has been a leading voice internationally in promoting a role for women in the industry.
Schluter says that Fuso NZ, in addition to joining Voie’s organisation, will also be meeting NZ’s and hopes to work together with the Kiwi group as well.
“Whichever way you look at it, getting more women into transport, whether as a driver, technician or administrator, can only be a good thing,” says Schluter.
“ere is a lot we can learn from others to help develop a more progressive approach to diversity. Being aligned to an international organisation such as provides an opportunity to draw on that experience.
“Fuso NZ wants to be at the forefront of supporting positive change across the sector, whether it be creating more inclusive working environments or changing the perception of working in transport.”