Since joining in January 2021, Amanda has gained both her class four and full class five licences. Before starting, Amanda’s truck driving experience was limited to driving her horse truck but now the joke is, there is only one division of the business Amanda hasn’t operated within. Robbie, General Manager, says “that is only a matter of time!”
Amanda grew up on a farm in Waipukurau, Central Hawke’s Bay, giving her a good knowledge of livestock handling. Her first role with Stephenson’s was on a truck only stock unit. When the need arose Amanda was happy to assist on the local freight run but now finds herself learning the ropes on a Spreader unit. This leaves only the bulk division.
After seventeen years on the slaughter board, Amanda is enjoying the freedom the open road brings her. No day is ever the same. As a busy Mum of two, Amanda is managing to juggle both work and a busy home life.