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Women drivers surprising the blokes at Australian mines

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Something that's changed quite a bit in recent years is the presence of women running machinery throughout mining operations across Australia. Those giant dumper trucks are a good example. I expected to see only blokes running those machines. But in fact the ladies are running the equipment just as often. Unsurprisingly, the ladies look after the equipment better than the blokes according to the mining companies. So, if you happen to be on a mine site and see an ore hauler pull up to to a stop, don't be surprised when the driver descending from the cabin isn't the bearded bloke you might have expected.

 
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Matthew Strahorn
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