The contribution of women in haulage is often unseen. Unlike many industries, haulage remains a male-dominated environment.
Incredibly, only 8% of the 1.8m people that work in the haulage industry are women and only 1% of HGV drivers are women.
Government statistics* show that by 2022, the industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people. We believe that recruiting more women is the answer.
The RHA believes that only through better representation of women within haulage will more women outside want to join the industry. The haulage industry needs to publicise that women are invited; women are welcomed.
This is where She's RHA steps in. She’s RHA is about celebrating women in haulage by providing a platform where women can reconnect and empower themselves. It consists of networking events, mentoring programmes, and publicising of women in the sector.
She's RHA receives regular coverage in Roadway, giving members new opportunities to shine a light on the women in their business, and introduce them to their rightful spotlight.
She's RHA news:
Upcoming She's RHA events:
On the Road to Diversity
15th September - 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Join us for an afternoon of talks, designed to promote diversity in the workplace and provoke discussion on how we can create a more diverse haulage industry. It's free to attend, and you can book your space here.
Join the She's RHA Steering Group
We're creating a She’s RHA Steering Group, made up of members and RHA staff. The Steering Group is going to help shape the future of She’s RHA and develop the strategy to make sure we are effective at achieving its objectives.
Register your interest in sitting on the Steering Group here.
“Understanding skills and performance challenges in the logistics sector” UK Commission for Employment Skills, 6 October 2014