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Trucking continues to face a gender divide

October 25, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Shelley Uvanile-Hesch is a rarity. Of the 181,330 tractor-trailer drivers working in Canada’s trucking industry in 2016, barely 3% were women, according to Newcom Media’s Changing Face of Trucking research. In contrast, women made up about half (47%) the entire workforce overall.

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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 […]

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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.

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HR experts discuss lack of women drivers

March 3, 2017 by sehui

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.