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Trucking HR Canada launches youth in trucking survey


OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada has launched its Youth with Drive survey in an attempt to develop a national employment strategy for youth in the trucking industry.

The goal of the survey is to gather information about young people (18-35) currently employed in the trucking industry from both an employer and employee perspective. The survey questions cover three main themes, including; attraction, engagement and challenges.

Millennials are now the largest cohort in the Canadian workforce, yet are still largely under-represented in the trucking industry. A recent study prepared for the Canadian Trucking Alliance predicts a driver gap of 34,000 by 2024, and the ratio of younger to older workers continues to increase. The average age of a Canadian truck driver is 47.1 years, four years older than the average Canadian worker, and less than 15% of drivers are between 25–34 years old. With the growing need for drivers, technicians, safety personnel, managers and more, the trend is concerning.

“We need to identify ways to better attract, recruit and retain young people in the trucking workforce” said Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “We want to hear from industry so that we can assess and ultimately address what some of the challenges are.”

The online survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, is fully anonymous, and is open to employers and employees of all ages, who are currently employed in the trucking industry.

To access the employer survey, click on the following link: https://truckinghrengage.com/en/content/youth-drive-employer-survey-0

To access the employee survey, click on the following link (Driving and Non-Driving Occupations): https://truckinghrengage.com/en/content/youth-drive-employee-survey-0


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3 Comments » for Trucking HR Canada launches youth in trucking survey
  1. Peter says:

    Trucking is not a career anymore. You don’t make any money. Working for free is not cool. Stay local get paid by the hour stay close to your family and make decent money

  2. Lucien Bleau says:

    Shortage of 34,000 ???

    Raise the wages and attract some of the 110,000 to come back that hold Class Licenses but quit driving due to low pay.

  3. Lucien Bleau says:

    Raise the wages and attract some of the 110,000 to come back that hold Class Licenses 1/AZ1 but quit driving due to low pay

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