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Friday, December 18, 2015

Currently, women represent 48% of the Canadian workforce yet only 3% of Canada’s truck drivers. - Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.


Currently, women represent 48% of the Canadian workforce yet only 3% of Canada’s truck drivers.




Currently, women represent 48% of the Canadian workforce yet only 3% of Canada’s truck drivers, technicians, and cargo workers. The trucking industry has begun taking steps toward marketing the industry to women in hopes that more female drivers will help solve the driver shortage and fill in the gaps left by aging male drivers.

As the driver shortage worsens the trucking industry has turned its attention to female drivers in hopes of attracting more women to the industry. Sources say this shift in attention is ‘about not overlooking 50% of the potential workforce in Canada’ and about lessening the driver shortage and combating the aging driver population.


Read More: http://breakawaystaffing.ca/women-in-trucking/

The shortage of qualified truck drivers in Canada may reach the tens of thousands by the start of the next decade



The shortage of qualified truck drivers in Canada



The shortage of qualified truck drivers in Canada may reach the tens of thousands by the start of the next decade, according to a recently released report from the Conference Board of Canada, leaving the industry scrambling to find ways to fill those future empty seats.

The report, funded by the Canadian Trucking Alliance and titled ‘Understanding the Truck Driver Supply and Demand Gap and Implications for the Canadian Economy,’ estimates that the gap between the supply of drivers and the demand for them could soar as high as 33,000 by 2020.

Read More: http://www.trucknews.com/features/new-report-quantifies-canadas-driver-shortage/