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.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Maybe they’re inspired by the can-do spirit of their governor and media star Sarah Palin, or maybe they’re just fed up with the cold and want to hop in a cab and drive anywhere, as long as it’s south.