Andy Transport has taken bold steps to address the driver shortage, by opening its own internal training center. Drivers who graduate with a Class 1 licence are offered employment at the company. If they stay for a pre-determined length of time, they are reimbursed their training costs.

Andy Transport says it is operating the first such school in Quebec. It’s another innovative move by an innovative company that’s rapidly growing.

“It may seem like a paradox, but while there is a shortage of truck drivers all over North America, new drivers have trouble getting hired. That’s why we have created a safe and structured one-stop shop for those who wish to enter the industry and join our company,” said Andreea Crisan, executive vice-president, Andy Transport.

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James Menzies is editor of Today's Trucking. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 20 years and holds a CDL. Reach him at or follow him on Twitter at @JamesMenzies.

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  • Hey Andy, there is no driver shortage, just lack of good experienced
    drivers willing to live in a truck for weeks at a time for minimum wage. Good luck.