Record entries to the 2015 FTA everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards highlight how the industry is being embraced by growing numbers of women.
Driver shortages and anticipated population growth mean more opportunities exist for women in the world of transport and logistics, but currently less than a quarter of all employees are female and it is hard to change the perception that it’s men’s work.
The FTA hopes the awards, which were established eight years ago, will encourage more women into a sector in which they are seriously under-represented.
FTA Chief Executive David Wells said: “The current driver shortage crisis illustrates the need for our industry to access a wider talent pool in order to meet its need for good quality staff.
We are pleased to encourage forward-thinking companies that are committed to introducing diversity to the freight industry, and working further with everywoman offers FTA opportunities to expand that work.”
The FTA announced five commitments following its Driver Crisis Summit in March including developing a national campaign to improve the standard of driver facilities and presenting transport and logistics as an attractive industry to work in.
The winners of the awards will be unveiled at a ceremony on Wednesday 3 June at the London Hilton on Park Lane, which will be attended by more than 400 industry leaders.