A Coventry-based transport controller is calling on women to recognise the career opportunities available to them in haulage, in support of International Women’s Day.

Gemma Moyo said the transport industry offered varied and rewarding long-term job satisfaction and that increasing numbers of women were finding out the advantages of HGV driving or transport management.

Moyo, who works for waste management firm CSG, said: “I have worked here for two years now, and I can honestly say every day is different.

“My role sees me managing a fleet of vehicles and drivers and ensuring we meet our customers’ needs, every day.

“We will always need a network of professional road haulage and service vehicles, so there are lots of opportunities for women to succeed in this sector.”

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The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, on 8 March, is ‘break the bias’ and calls on everyone to challenge unconscious bias or gender stereotyping.

Moyo said: “I still occasionally deal with someone – usually a man – who doesn’t realise I am indeed the person they need to speak to.

“There is still some bias in the transport industry, but it is improving all the time and I have the benefit and backing of a brilliant employer.”

Teletrac Navman has highlighted four women in transport who it said had gone above and beyond to ensure their operations run smoothly, ahead of International Women’s Day, as part of its campaign, Going the Extra Mile.