GTF VOLVO! (That’s Girl Torque Family, folks)

That’s right, Volvo has joined the Girl Torque Family! Volvo Trucks has entered a partnership with the newly founded organisation Girl Torque, in a move aimed at further promoting the vital role women play in the road transport industry and encouraging more to consider it as a future career path. Established by Aberdeenshire-based Ian S Roger driver Karen Sutherland in 2021, Girl Torque has grown quickly to comprise nearly 50 women working within the haulage industry in the UK – many as HGV drivers. Together, they fundraise for charity and promote the role of hard-working women in the transport and logistics sector.

Karen says: “I had to pinch myself when Volvo said they wanted to enter into a partnership with us. This whole idea of Girl Torque began at my kitchen table last year – to now have this kind of support from a global brand is simply incredible. When I told the girls they couldn’t believe it!” Looking to the future, she adds: “We’re currently busy preparing to launch our 2023 calendar, plus we have a range of dual-branded Girl Torque and Volvo merchandise coming.”