As part of International Women's Day on 8th March 2018, Midland Expressway Ltd, the operators of the M6toll have announced the launch of their latest campaign, #DrivingForChange to continue to encourage women to join the haulage industry. The aim of this campaign is to help to promote positive change within the industries which are male dominated.
Sadie Booth, Pertemps Driving Academy Manager said "Since we launched in 2014, we have trained over 1,600 drivers, all completely free of charge. However, only 7% of drivers trained are female, demonstrating how much more work is needed to attract females into the industry. For that reason, we’re honoured to be working with M6toll on their campaign”.
Last year, Emma Walker was awarded the M6tolls HerGV campaign winner and won a price worth over £3,000 including HGV training from Pertemps Driver Training and also upon completion of Emma's training to be offered a work placement. M6toll want to continue their campaign into 2018 in the hope to encourage women to enter the HGV world!
It would be fantastic for more women like Emma to take their first steps into the HGV Industry!