Monthly Archives: March 2017

Shortage of Canadian Drivers Could Lead to Looming Shipping Troubles

Shipping and transportation may soon become more difficult in Canada, due to a looming shortage of drivers. According to the Canadian Trucking Alliance, the shortage is set to reach 48,000 drivers in about a decade. According to the data, around 30% of Canada’s truck drivers are 55 or over. The average age of a driver is over 47. It’s no surprise then that the trucking and shipping industry is has amongst the oldest workforces in the country. The Problem Isn’t Only in Canada The situation Read more [...]

Why More Women are Needed in Trucking Transportation

Logistics and transportation are both industries run predominantly by men. In the logistics industry for example, only 35% of graduates are women, the lowest of any business field. There are several historic reasons why the disparity exists, but a major one that continues to this day is the problem of perception. Transportation, and in particular trucking—is typically seen as ‘man’s work’. The stereotype of a trucker being a 6’’ burly man with tattoos, potbelly and unkempt beard Read more [...]