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Road Freight NSW celebrates International Women’s Day 2024

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Road Freight NSW recognises the extraordinary achievements of women in business, transport, social, economic, cultural, environmental and political spheres on International Women’s Day.

Specifically, this #internationalwomensday, Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) acknowledges all of the amazing women working in the trucking, freight and logistics industries who work to #InspireInclusion in predominantly male industries every day. RFNSW has some inspirational female leaders who encourage #womens voices to be heard and for a diverse, equitable and inclusive world. Women are integral to making road transport work day in day out from driving a truck, working for or running a business or making decisions in the boardroom. Women are passionate about the trucking, freight and logistics industry and make a significant contribution.

You can read about some of the inspirational Road Freight NSW women in our newsletter celebrating IWD below:

From the truck cab to the boardroom

Women are an integral part of the transport and logistics industry at all levels. Road Freight NSW is highlighting some of our members to showcase the diverse roles women play. 


Sally Tipping

Company Director, Tipping’s Transport
As director of her family business Tipping’s Transport in regional NSW, Sally has been part of the industry for 28 years. Her passion is reflected in her ‘Wave to a Truckie’ initiative which promotes tolerance and respect on the roads. 

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Louise Dwyer

Operations Manager, Blue Transport Solutions
After starting out assisting in her father’s transport business, Louise now works as operations manager for Blue Transport Solutions. With 25 years of experience, Louise enjoys the hands-on role in the hot seat of dispatch, and solving the challenges that each job presents.

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Wavea Walkley

MC Driver, Hannah’s Haulage
Wavea (Sam) has had a range of roles in the industry, from Yardie to MC driver. Working as an MC driver at Hannah’s Haulage for the last 3 years, she loves the diversity of the role, working locally, intrastate and interstate on highways and bush roads, and driving side loaders and tautliners. 

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Danielle Fahey

Chief Financial Officer, Plant Haul Heavy Haulage
In 2010 Danielle joined her husband in running their family business, Plant Haul Heavy Haulage. Specialising in OSOM transport, she learned quickly about the industry and its regulations. She loves being part of the transport industry and the passionate operators she works with. 

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Lana Hampson

AM Team Leader, Vellex
Joining Vellex in 2022, Lana began as a forklift operator and is now AM Team Leader. She displays exceptional leadership skills, and her ability to cultivate positive relationships with her colleagues has benefited the team greatly. 

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Ann Lopez

RFNSW Board Member
After managing Lopez Bros Transport with her husband for 30 years, Ann became the first female Road Freight NSW board member in 2021. In this role she advocates for a safe and sustainable transport industry in NSW. 

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Misty Huriwaka

Operations Administrator, Vellex
Misty is one of Vellex’s newest team members, joining as Operations Administrator in January. She has made a significant impact through her eagerness to learn and ability to forge positive connections. 

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Mia Nikolic

MC Driver, Hornby Transport
Mia joined the industry in 2023, carting scrap for Hornby Transport. She enjoys her job and is thankful to be part of the Hornby team.

“I see the women too as the backbone of our company. Without the unconditional Love & Support from the wives, our operators would not be as successful and happy as they are trucking all over Australia. As a woman I was not automatically welcomed into the industry, there have been challenges, but its a new age, more and more women are moving into transport.”

Danielle Fahey, Plant Haul Heavy Haulage

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