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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
TORONTO, ON — The Women in Trucking Association is looking to create a Canadian Image Team, encouraging the employment of women in the trucking industry, promoting their accomplishments, and minimizing obstacles along the way. Those women selected to the team […]
MONCTON, NB – The Atlantic Truck Show returns to the Moncton Coliseum June 9-10, with a biennial event that typically attracts more than 12,000 visitors over two days, organizers say.
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.
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.
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PLOVER, Wis. — Coming into its third year, the Women In Trucking Association has added a new director to the board, while three charter directors have submitted resignations.
MIAMI, FL – Ryder is introducing female-friendly trucks to its fleet based on recommendations from Women in Trucking, to encourage more women drivers to join the ranks of fellow truckers.
PLOVER, WI – For the fourth consecutive year, the Women in Trucking Association and Navistar are presenting the Influential Woman in Trucking award to a female role model and pioneer in the trucking industry.
When I look around and take stock of what this industry needs — what the entire world needs, for that matter — I see a monstrous waste of talent because women haven’t been allowed to play a role.