Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Shifting up a gear for a trucking career

Tracy Singer has become the first woman in Aberdeen to pass her Category C Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) test, through the Women into Logistics scheme.

The initiative, which is run by Instep Initiatives, the training arm of the Dundee and Tayside Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has been set up to address the gender imbalance in the logistics industry, which sees women accounting for only an estimated 9 per cent of the workforce in the road freight transport sector.

Singer passed her Category ‘C’ LGV test in December last year, and is now able to drive rigid-sided vehicles. She now plans to move into the freight transport side of the company, by securing her Category ‘C+E’ license in May, which will enable her to drive articulated LGVs.

Dan Watson, vehicle training manager of Instep Initiatives says: “The initiative provides a supportive environment in which women can undertake vocational training which should lead to sustainable employment within the road haulage and logistics sector.”