Gala celebrates industry women, but more to do
MONCTON, NB - The Transportation Club of Moncton celebrated Atlantic Canada's women in transportation on March 16, naming Midland Transport as Employer of the Year, and Kelly Henderson of THRSC Atlantic as Woman of the Year. But while gains for the region's women were celebrated, Angela Splinter of Trucking HR Canada stressed in a keynote address that there is more to do. Women account for 48% of Canada's workforce but just 27% of people who work in transportation. Of those women, 18% are senior managers and 15% are supervisors. And she asked the crowd how they would react if a young girl in their family came forward and said they wanted to be a truck driver when they grew up.
Leaders stress balance, mentorship at HR summit
TORONTO, ON - The career paths to leadership roles don't always take straight lines. Kelli Saunders, president of Morai Logistics, began by answering the ad for a telemarketing rep at a logistics company. Anne McKee, Chief Operating Officer at Trailer Wizards, began studying earth sciences. Michelle Arseneau, Managing Partner GX Transportation, was still in high school when she joined her sister at a fleet office job that paid better than local retailers. "I don't know if I believe in career paths," McKee adds. "Meanderings used to work very well for me." Despite the varied career paths, they share many similar career philosophies - and offered them up during Trucking HR Canada's recent Women with Drive summit in Toronto.
HR experts discuss lack of women drivers
TORONTO, ON - Human Resources experts from Canadian carriers were among those who took took center stage on Thursday during the third-annual Women with Drive summit, offering thoughts on what can be done to attract, recruit and retain female drivers.
Pamphlets not enough to improve industry image: panel
MISSISSAUGA, ON - Industry employers need to overcome several barriers if they hope to attract a new generation of employees, according to several educators, career and guidance counselors. But the panelists, participating in the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario's annual conference on Thursday, say there are several ways to reshape the image of trucking-related careers.
Future Shock: Speakers discuss changing workplaces
BRAMPTON, ON - Predicting the future is an inexact science, but several emerging trends offer glimpses of things to come. The Toronto chapter of CITT, which offers training in supply chain logistics, pulled together several industry representatives at its Fast Forward event on Thursday night to share thoughts on challenges they experience and expect.
BC to require 13,431 new drivers in next decade: study
VANCOUVER, BC - British Columbia's transportation and construction industries will need to fill 110,000 jobs in the next decade - and truck drivers will be among those most in demand, according to Asia Pacific Gateway Labor Market Outlook 2016-2025.