SASKATOON, Sask. – Kindersley Transport says recognition for its employment equity and diversity program is a humbling experience.
The group was one of 18 recognized last Fall with an inaugural Employment Equity Achievement Award (EEAA) from the Government of Canada.
The EEAA is awarded to companies that are subject to the federal Employment Equity Act, who have implemented programs to help create more diverse workplaces.
ATLANTA, GA – UPS CEO and Chairman David Abney has taken a pledge to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Abney signed the pledge just a month after 175 CEOs came together to launch the “CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion” program, aimed at creating a more welcoming work environment for everyone.
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.
MISSISSAUGA, ON – Senior UPS executives were in Mississauga, Ontario on Friday, celebrating 10 years of a program that connects and mentors women in a traditionally male-dominated sector.
Recruiters in Canada’s trucking industry appear to be overlooking massive labor pools, and a recent report from Trucking HR Canada is making the business case to connect with several under-represented demographic groups. “We just want the industry to be aware of the demographics; that these are the labor pools we need to tap into,” says CEO Angela Splinter, whose trucking-focused organization promotes best practices in human resources.
OTTAWA, ON – Trucking HR Canada, an organization that promotes the industry’s best practices in human resources, has unveiled a report that makes the business case for diverse workplaces.
Changing Workforce combines labor market data and practices already established by fleets including Bison Transport, Canada Cartage, Kriska Transportation, Northern Resource Trucking, Trimac Transportation, and Westcan Bulk Transport.
TORONTO, ON – Barely 3% of Canada’s truck drivers and techs are women, but that is something the organizers of Trucking HR Canada’s second annual Women with Drive summit hope to change.
More than 180 industry representatives packed into a Mississauga, Ontario hotel on March 3, discussing ways to recruit, train and retain more women in a traditionally male-dominated field. “It isn’t very often in our industry that we have this many women together in one room,” said Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “Our goal is to keep that conversation going.”
There were plenty of conversations to be had.
TORONTO, ON – Newcom Business Media and JGK Media have formed a strategic partnership aimed at bringing members of the South Asian community to this year’s Truck World Show running April 12-14 at the International Centre, near Toronto’s Pearson airport.
JGK Media is the parent company of Desi Trucking magazine. Newcom is the owner of Truck World, while also publishing Today’s Trucking, Truck News, Truck West, Transport Routier, and Truck & Trailer magazines.
“Growing ethnic communities are an important part of the trucking industry and it’s time to make a better effort at bringing the whole industry together under one roof,” states Joe Glionna, Vice President of Newcom. “Recent efforts made by the Ontario Trucking Association to reach out to South Asian leaders have started bridging the gap between a perceived two industries. I am happy to continue this by working with the team at Desi Trucking magazine to encourage their followers to take part in Canada’s National Truck Show,” added Glionna.