Readers share thoughts on mental health
TORONTO, Ont. -- Sunny skies have returned, but there are those who struggle in the darkness. With that in mind, our latest Pulse reader survey asked about the state of your mental health. About 42% of those who responded said their jobs cause them some form of mental distress, and 84% believe the trucking industry has a role to play in addressing mental health in the workplace.
Get real — and retain your drivers
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Basic marketing sense says you should sell your positives, but when it comes to selling your fleet to potential drivers, overselling may be causing higher turnover. Industry experts talking driver retention and feedback at the 2018 Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) convention say broken promises lead to higher driver turnover, with a large number of drivers walking out the door before they’ve been employed a full six months.
Splinter reflects on cancer, HR challenges
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Angela Splinter, the chief executive officer of Trucking HR Canada, didn’t begin by talking about cancer. When she took to the podium of the organization’s annual Women with Drive leadership summit, she focused specifically on human resources challenges. The labor shortage in trucking is real, she said, referring to an intensifying capacity crunch. “There is a limited supply of quality talent available.” But where 48% of Canada’s workforce includes women, they represent around 3% of drivers and technicians.