An upcoming program will showcase diversity champions in the trucking industry in a bid to encourage new entrants into the workforce.
The 2023 Teletrac Navman Driving Change Diversity Program is reported to be a ground-breaking initiative and will include the filming of participant stories in their workplace, industry marketing and promotional campaigning and a diversity workshop and participation in Trucking Australia 2023 from 28-31 March 2023.
Attendees will reportedly learn how to create change and facilitate diversity in their workplace and community as well as develop a strong professional network with like-minded individuals.
“Diversity can be identified along the dimensions of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities and religious beliefs, and has proven benefits in the workplace,” Teletrac Navman Director of Marketing – Australasia, Megan Duncan, and Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Chair, David Smith, said in a joint statement.
“The proven benefits include increased productivity and competitive advantages, as well as having access to a greater range of talent.”
To participate in the 2023 Teletrac Navman Driving Change Diversity Program one must be involved as an owner or employee in a trucking business that is a financial member of an ATA association or is a TruckSafe accredited operator. A participant, according to Duncan and Smith, could also be a direct member of an ATA association that offers individual membership. Also, participants must be nominated by their ATA association or TruckSafe.