Women in Trucking
Truck World Day 3: A video recap
TORONTO, Ont. -- Can't get enough of Truck World? Jim Park has you covered with a wrap up and review of this year's show. Watch everything from day three including the Highway Star of the Year presentation, a celebration of women in trucking, and much more from the showroom floor.
Guiding Star, Shelley’s Destiny
AYR, Ont. – Shelley Uvanile-Hesch is beaming like anyone who receives the keys to a brand new truck. But the Sharp Transportation driver is particularly proud of the message her Western Star 5700XE will soon carry back and forth to the U.S. The truck is wrapped with pictures of women who have found a place in Canada’s trucking industry, and promotes the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada.
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.
Tiny Trucker making a splash for WIT
SKANEATELES, NY – The Women in Trucking Association has a new friend. The group has a new 13-inch plush doll – Clare – manufactured by HABA in the United States. Clare features an official Women in Trucking cap and an “I heart trucking” t-shirt. The package she is delivered in shares the story of how she made it into the driver’s seat of her big rig.
Reception honors Canadian women in trucking
Women are a rarity in Canada's trucking industry, representing just 3% of people who work behind the wheel. But on the same day that Newcom Business Media recognized the first women to be named HighwayStar of the Year, another Truck World gathering celebrated all the industry's female drivers. The Salute to Women Behind the Wheel - running for seven years in the U.S. -- came to Canada on Saturday afternoon.