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.
TTSAO announces a ‘Touch a Truck’ hiring event for adults
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) is trying to drive more people into the industry by hosting a “touch a truck” event for adults. The group announced the event and sought marketing ideas for it during the carrier group townhall meeting at their annual conference. The event – to be held in Mississauga, Ont. On May 26 – will be a hiring event focused on bringing in employees to all areas of the industry, not just drivers.
Orr, Hinz to take the helm at CFI
JOPLIN, MO – Greg Orr will be taking the helm at CFI. The full-truckload carrier and division of TFI International promoted Orr today, while moving Michael Hinz into the role of senior vice president of sales & operations. “Greg has been the driving force behind many of our recent accomplishments, and bringing Michael to CFI further supports our efforts to create a world class leadership team,” stated Greg Rumble, Chief Financial Officer of TFI.