Today's Trucking

4 ways to attract more women to trucking jobs

April 1, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Women are largely underrepresented in the ranks of Canada’s trucking industry, and account for just 3% of truck drivers overall. But Rona Ambrose believes that solutions to the issue could be more straightforward than some people think.

Linda Young, Bison Transport

Sponsored The People Person: Linda Young

January 1, 2019 by John Smith

Linda Young is Bison’s vice-president of human resources and people development, and also serves as chairwoman of Trucking HR Canada.


Meet Geoff Topping — the accidental HR manager

December 4, 2018 by John Smith

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Geoff Topping never imagined he would trade in his keys to become a human resources executive. But he did. Now the vice-president of human resources at Challenger Motor Freight is recognized as one of best in the […]


Camo-Route gets funding to recruit women drivers

August 10, 2018 by elizabeth

MONTREAL, Que. – With the support of the Canadian Government Camo-Route is hoping to put women in the driver’s seat. Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced $294,000 in funding for a new project called “Women Truck Drivers: Target 10%” aimed […]


Kindersley lauded for commitment to diversity

June 1, 2018 by elizabeth

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.


Living in the Aftermath: Struggling with PTSD after a collision

March 23, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Normand Lavoie begins his day much like he used to when he was driving. He gets up before 7 a.m., has breakfast, checks in with his supervisor, and then heads to work. The job gives him a chance to use skills he developed years ago — and helps keep his mind off other things as he serves a three-year prison sentence.


Splinter reflects on cancer, HR challenges

March 4, 2018 by John Smith

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.


Panelists for Women with Drive 2018 unveiled

November 28, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – Packed with powerful women, the line-up at the fourth annual Women with Drive Leadership Summit, hosted by Trucking HR Canada, will focus on the recruitment and retention of women in the trucking industry.
Executive Director of Catalyst Canada, Tanya van Biesen will give a State of Women in Business address, as the March summit’s keynote speaker. Catalyst is a nonprofit working with organizations to accelerate progress for women in boardrooms across the country. van Biesen brings more than two decades of corporate leadership and diversity experience to the discussion.


Recruitment the focus of Women with Drive summit

November 16, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – Recruitment and retention will be the topic of discussion at Trucking HR Canada’s fourth annual Women with Drive summit being held March 1, 2018 in Toronto.
The panel discussion will focus on company branding on multiple platforms and how that can influence or help companies attract employees.
Called “Outside in” the panel will feature experts from the social media platform Linkedin, and the employment website Workopolis. The panel will talk about attracting women and other under-represented groups to the trucking industry.


Top Fleet Employers nominations open

November 1, 2017 by John Smith

OTTAWA, ON – Trucking HR Canada has opened applications for its 5th annual Top Fleet Employers program, recognizing those that demonstrate superior human resources practices.


Recruiting, retention, and reflecting demographics

October 24, 2017 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, ON – The trucking industry’s average employee is seven years older than a typical Canadian worker, and overwhelmingly male. But a potential generation of new recruits is within reach in the form of largely untapped resources – millennials and women.


Awards recognize excellence in HR

October 13, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – Trucking HR Canada has once again recognized fleets that follow best practices in human resources, unveiling a series of awards during the 2017 Top Fleet Employers Gala.


Most millennial truckers looking to leave: report

October 11, 2017 by John Smith

OTTAWA, ON – Trucking industry recruiters are looking for ways to attract new millennial-aged workers, but droves of existing workers under the age of 35 are already thinking about leaving.


Trucking HR: teach your kids to love trucking

August 3, 2017 by elizabeth

OTTAWA, ON – This November Trucking HR Canada is calling on all fleets to introduce the pint-sized members of their families to the trucking industry.

The organization is working with The Learning Partnership, a group devoted to advancing publicly funded education, and encouraging more fleets to participate in national Take Our Kids to Work Day, November 1.


Trucking HR names chairman, acting CEO

July 31, 2017 by John Smith

OTTAWA, ON – Trucking HR Canada has named Mike McCarron of Left Lane Associates as its new chairman, while David Bradley of the Canadian Trucking Alliance will serve as acting Chief Executive Officer. Both moves come as Chief Executive Officer Angela Splinter takes a temporary medical leave of absence.

Isabelle Hétu is promoted from her role as program manager to director – programs and services, and will be responsible for day-to-day operations.