Communique RH Camionnage Canada IMT

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE DE RH CAMIONNAGE CANADA       

RAPPORT NATIONAL D’INFORMATION SUR LE MARCHÉ DU TRAVAIL (IMT)

Un manque criant de 20 500 chauffeurs; des mesures immédiates s’imposent pour remédier aux impacts négatifs sur l’économie du Canada.

TORONTO (11 mars 2020) RH Camionnage Canada a publié aujourd’hui son plus récent rapport d’information sur le marché du travail (IMT), intitulé La voie de l’avenir : Résoudre la pénurie de main-d’œuvre dans l’industrie du camionnage et de la logistique au Canada lors d’un lancement national auquel ont participé des dirigeants de l’industrie ainsi que plusieurs intervenants du secteur. Élaborée en partenariat avec le Conference Board du Canada et en collaboration avec plusieurs firmes de recherche renommées, des intervenants de l’industrie et d’autres spécialistes du domaine, cette étude approfondie mesure et sonde l’ensemble de l’industrie du camionnage et de la logistique pour fournir les analyses les plus éclairées à ce jour portant sur les importantes pénuries de main-d’œuvre et leurs conséquences négatives sur l’économie canadienne.

Parmi les thèmes principaux qui en ressortent, on retrouve la nécessité d’accroître le nombre de chauffeurs longue distance ainsi que le besoin d’augmenter la participation des femmes à l’industrie, d’élaborer des stratégies pour attirer les milléniaux de façon efficace et de cerner les meilleures pratiques permettant d’appuyer plus précisément le recrutement et l’intégration d’une plus grande diversité de talents.

PRINCIPALES CONCLUSIONS : QUANTIFIER LA PÉNURIE ET SON IMPACT

La voie à suivre : Résoudre la pénurie de main-d’œuvre dans l’industrie du camionnage et de la logistique au Canada a révélé que :

  • Au cours des dernières années, le secteur du camionnage et de la logistique employait 3,6% de la main-d’œuvre du Canada, soit un peu plus de 650 000 travailleurs.
  • L’industrie du transport par camion présentait un taux de postes vacants de 6,8% en 2019, soit le double de la moyenne nationale établie à 3,3% et le deuxième plus haut taux des industries canadiennes après l’agriculture. Parmi les préoccupations, on note également le taux moyen démesuré de postes vacants chez les chauffeurs longue distance, qui s’établit à 9,4%.
  • Alors que les chauffeurs de camion représentent 46% de l’industrie, ils comptent pour 63% des postes vacants de ce secteur.
  • Le nombre total de postes de chauffeurs de camions vacants au Canada a augmenté de plus de 138% entre 2016 et les trois premiers trimestres de 2019, passant de 8 600 à 20 500 au cours de cette période.
  • Le processus d’embauche exige plus de temps que ce que les professionnels des RH avaient anticipé, et ces professionnels sont surchargés en raison de l’augmentation de la pression et de la frustration liées au recrutement, en plus de la nécessité de traiter des éléments de conformité de plus en plus complexes.
  • La pénurie de chauffeurs a mené au report d’expansions planifiées par les entreprises de camionnage et à des pertes de ventes pour l’industrie d’environ 4,7% en 2018, ce manque à gagner équivalant à environ 3,1 milliards de dollars.
  • Sans mesures concrètes, on estime que le nombre de postes de chauffeurs vacants grimpera encore et atteindra la barre des 25 000 d’ici 2023, soit une augmentation de plus de 25% par rapport à 2019.

Les conclusions du rapport s’articulent autour de la pénurie de chauffeurs dans une optique « d’offre et de demande » et font état des mesures positives menées actuellement par le secteur, démontrant que l’industrie du camionnage d’aujourd’hui est bien différente de celle d’antan.

« Nous devons prendre des décisions cruciales et nous arrivons à un point charnière », a déclaré Angela Splinter, PDG de RH Camionnage Canada. « L’offre de bons salaires dans un secteur en pleine croissance, le meilleur équilibre dans la conciliation travail-vie privée, les investissements dans de nouvelles technologies et dans la mise en œuvre d’initiatives favorables à l’environnement ne sont que quelques-unes des approches que nous mettons de l’avant. Nous devons faire encore mieux afin de surmonter les défis et assurer la stabilité et la fiabilité de notre réseau de transport par camion pour l’avenir. »

LES IMPACTS DE L’IMPORTANTE PÉNURIE DE CHAUFFEURS CANADIENS SUR L’ÉCONOMIE DU CANADA

Le secteur du camionnage :

  • Veille au transport d’environ 550 milliards de dollars de biens achetés par les Canadiens et de plus de 300 milliards de dollars de biens canadiens destinés aux marchés d’exportation.
  • Génère des emplois bien payés pour la classe moyenne et emploie plus de 650 000 personnes.
  • Fait le pont entre les consommateurs, les entreprises, et les marchés internationaux indispensables à la stabilité et à la bonne marche de notre économie.
  • Soutient les neuf autres secteurs d’infrastructures essentielles, soit les secteurs de l’énergie et des services publics, des technologies de l’information et de la communication, des finances, de la santé, de l’alimentation, de l’eau, de la sécurité, des services gouvernementaux et du secteur manufacturier.
  • Joue un rôle clé au sein de notre réseau de transport intermodal national reliant le camionnage, le ferroviaire et le transport maritime, en plus d’offrir un soutien essentiel en période de perturbations dans d’autres modes de transport (le ferroviaire, à titre d’exemple).

« Les impacts de cette importante pénurie de chauffeurs au Canada se font ressentir bien au-delà de l’industrie du camionnage », précise Kristelle Audet, économiste principale au Conference Board du Canada. « Le camionnage est un secteur vital pour des industries clés telles que la foresterie, l’agriculture, la fabrication automobile ainsi que pour les grossistes et les détaillants. »

« Notre pays compte sur des travailleurs qualifiés pour maintenir la croissance de notre économie. De l’information de qualité sur le marché du travail nous permet d’identifier les besoins de l’industrie et de prendre des mesures pour garantir une industrie du camionnage stable et fiable au Canada », a déclaré la ministre de l’Emploi, du Développement de la main-d’œuvre et de l’Inclusion des personnes handicapées, l’honorable Carla Qualtrough. « Le rapport d’aujourd’hui met en évidence les possibilités du marché du travail pouvant permettre aux Canadiens d’obtenir des emplois bien rémunérés et de bonne qualité dans ce secteur ».

Pour télécharger La voie de l’avenir : Résoudre la pénurie de main-d’œuvre dans l’industrie du camionnage et de la logistique au Canada, veuillez cliquer ici.

Diffusion Web nationale de l’événement : Veuillez cliquer ici pour vous inscrire et visionner l’annonce.

La diffusion du rapport d’aujourd’hui sera suivie d’un Échange de connaissances sur le marché de l’emploi afin d’examiner attentivement les résultats de la recherche et de contribuer à l’élaboration de solutions supplémentaires, axées sur l’avenir.

Le 12 mars se tiendra le sommet annuel sur le leadership Femmes en mouvement, lors duquel seront présentées les meilleures pratiques de recrutement et de rétention des femmes. Cet événement d’envergure nationale fait suite à une série d’événements Femmes en mouvement régionaux, rassemblant des membres locaux de l’industrie pour étudier les obstacles et les possibilités à l’échelle régionale.

Cet automne, l’industrie lancera une campagne nationale pour recruter de jeunes travailleurs et remédier au problème des vieilles perceptions erronées.

Demeurez à l’affût de nos prochaines publications d’information sur le marché du travail, qui présenteront encore plus de recommandations pratiques afin de garder cette industrie vitale sur la voie de l’avenir.

RECHERCHE ADDITIONNELLE

Notre rapport, Milléniaux en mouvement 2 (juillet 2019), met en lumière nos recherches sur les jeunes. Ces recherches nous ont permis d’étudier les obstacles perceptifs et la manière dont les jeunes voient notre industrie afin de déterminer où nos efforts de recrutement doivent être dirigés.

À PROPOS DE RH CAMIONNAGE CANADA

 

RH Camionnage Canada est un organisme à but non lucratif d’envergure nationale, qui propose des solutions de RH modernes, destinées à la main-d’œuvre du camionnage et de la logistique. Nous avons établi des partenariats et collaborons avec un réseau dynamique qui comprend des associations d’industrie, des ministères et des professionnels de l’industrie afin que le réseau canadien de transport des marchandises dispose d’une main-d’œuvre ayant les compétences nécessaires au monde d’aujourd’hui et de demain.

REMERCIEMENTS

RH Camionnage Canada a fait appel au Conference Board du Canada pour réaliser la recherche qui constitue le fondement de ce rapport.

Nous souhaitons également remercier et saluer notre partenaire, l’Alliance canadienne du camionnage (ACC).

Ce projet est financé en partie par le Programme d’appui aux initiatives sectorielles (PAIS) du gouvernement du Canada.

CONTACT :

Angela Splinter, PDG
[email protected]
(613) 244-4800, poste 304

LMI Report – Press Release

TRUCKING HR CANADA RELEASES        

NATIONAL LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION (LMI) REPORT

Acute shortage of 20,500 drivers; Immediate action required to address adverse impacts on Canada’s economy

TORONTO (March 11, 2020) – Trucking HR Canada (THRC) released its newest Labour Market Information (LMI) report today titled The Road Ahead: Addressing Canada’s Trucking and Logistics Industry Labour Shortage at a national launch event with attendance by industry executives, and sector stakeholders. Developed in partnership with The Conference Board of Canada and working with various leading research firms, industry stakeholders and other subject matter experts, this comprehensive study measures and assesses the full trucking and logistics industry — providing the most informed analysis to date concerning critical labour gaps and the adverse impacts on the Canadian economy.

Emerging key themes include the urgent need to increase the number of long-haul drivers, increase women’s participation, develop approaches to effectively reach millennials, and identify best practices that specifically support better recruitment and integration of more diverse labour talent.

KEY FINDINGS: QUANTIFYING THE SHORTAGE AND IMPACT

The Road Ahead: Addressing Canada’s Trucking and Logistics Industry Labour Shortage reveals that:

  • In recent years, the trucking and logistics sector employed 3.6% of Canada’s workforce, which translates into over 650,000 workers.
  • Truck transportation industry average job vacancy was 6.8% in 2019; double the Canadian average of 3.3%, and highest among all industries (outside of crop production). Of particular concern – long-haul drivers had an exorbitant 9.4% average job vacancy rate.                   
  • While truck drivers represent 46% of the industry, they account for 63% of its job vacancies.
  • The total number of truck driver vacancies in Canada has increased over 138% between 2016 and the first three quarters of 2019 – escalating from 8,600 to 20,500 during this timeframe.
  • Hiring is taking longer than anticipated by HR professionals, who are being bogged down with increased recruitment pressures and frustrations, and by more complex compliance issues.
  • The driver shortage has directly led to delayed planned expansions by trucking operators, and resulted in lost sales in the truck transportation industry by an estimated 4.7% in 2018, equivalent to roughly $3.1 billion in lost revenues.
  • Without meaningful action, vacancies are expected to soar to 25,000 by 2023, an increase of over 25% from 2019.

The report findings articulate the critical “supply vs. demand” driver shortage, and inform the positive actions the industry is taking now and ongoing that demonstrate that trucking today is different.

“We are at a pivotal decision and action point,” stated Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “Good salaries in a growing sector, better work-life balance, investments in innovative technology and green-friendly initiatives are just some of the approaches we are taking. We need to do more to resolve industry challenges to ensure a stable and reliable trucking transportation network for the road ahead.”

THE IMPACTS OF CANADA’S CRITICAL DRIVER SHORTAGE ON CANADA’S ECONOMY

The trucking sector:

  • Carries an estimated $550 billion worth of goods purchased by Canadians and more than $300 billion worth of Canadian goods destined to export markets.
  • Generates well-paying middle-class jobs, employing more than 650,000 workers.
  • Connects consumers, businesses and international markets that are vital to our economy’s stability and performance.
  • Is integral to Canada‘s nine other critical infrastructure sectors: energy and utilities, information and communication technology, finance, health, food, water, safety, government, and manufacturing.
  • Is a key element in our nation’s intermodal transportation network that links trucking, rail and shipping, and provides an essential contingency during disruptions in other transportation modes (i.e. rail).

“The acute shortage of truck drivers in Canada is felt beyond the trucking industry, confirmed Kristelle Audet, Principal Economist, The Conference Board of Canada. “Trucking is a lifeline for key industries such as forestry, agriculture, auto manufacturing, construction, as well as wholesale and retail.

“Our country relies on skilled workers to keep our economy growing. Quality labour market information allows us to identify industry needs and enables us to take action to ensure a stable and reliable trucking industry in Canada,” stated The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion. “Today’s report highlights workforce opportunities that can lead to Canadians securing well-paying, good quality jobs in this sector.”

To download The Road Ahead: Addressing Canada’s Trucking and Logistics Industry Labour Shortage, please click here.

National Launch Event Webcast: Please click  here to register and view the announcement.

Today’s report release is followed by a Workforce Knowledge Exchange event, which will take a deeper dive into the research findings, and have industry stakeholders provide input into solutions as we move forward.

March 12 marks Trucking HR Canada’s annual Women with Drive Leadership Summit – presenting and exchanging best practices to recruit and retain women. This national event follows a series of regional Women with Drive events engaging local industry members to examine regional challenges and opportunities.

This fall, the industry will launch a national campaign to recruit young workers and address out-dated misperceptions.

Stay tuned for our next labour market information releases, with more practical recommendations to keep this vital industry driving forward.

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH

Our Millennials Have Drive 2 report (July, 2019) highlights our youth research that probed the perceptual barriers and how young people view our industry, while also identifying where we can realistically target recruitment efforts.

ABOUT TRUCKING HR CANADA

 

Trucking HR Canada is a national, non-profit organization, advancing modern HR solutions for the trucking and logistics workforce. We collaborate, partner, and work with a dynamic network including industry associations, government departments and industry professionals to ensure Canada’s freight transportation network has the skilled workforce needed for today and into the future.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Trucking HR Canada (THRC) engaged The Conference Board of Canada to undertake the research that is the basis for this report.

We would also like to thank and recognize our partner The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA).

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program (SIP).

CONTACT:

Angela Splinter, CEO
[email protected]
613-244-4800 x 304

LMI Interim Report

OTTAWA, ON (September 26, 2019) – Trucking HR Canada has released an interim labour market information report with the most up-to-date, and accurate workforce data currently available for the Canadian trucking and logistics industry.

Trucking HR Canada has partnered with The Conference Board of Canada and has produced a preliminary, interim report highlighting current occupational representation, vacancy rates, workforce demographics and more.

“We are working to ensure the industry as a whole and employers have accurate, relevant and timely labour market information”, says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. Interim findings show a high vacancy rate, and overall employment growth combined with low unemployment and an upward surge in wages. “All compelling evidence the industry faces a driver shortage.”

In addition to this report, Trucking HR Canada continues to seek input from employers through a comprehensive, national labour market information survey.

To participate in the survey visit: www.truckinghr.com/truckingsurvey

To access the report visit: https://truckinghr.com/lmi

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This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program (SIP)

Trucking HR Canada is a national partnership-based organization that is dedicated to developing, sharing and promoting the trucking industry’s best practices in human resources and training.

For further information, contact:
Bridget O’Shaughnessy
Manager, Marketing and Communications
[email protected]
613-244-4800 x 302

Trucking HR Canada to Pilot Job Placements

OTTAWA, ON (July 30, 2019) – Trucking HR Canada is embarking on a new project focused on supporting employers in better connecting with under-represented groups. The initiative will focus on piloting job placements with people with disabilities.

Roughly 20% of the population aged 15 or over — 6.2 million Canadians — are affected by a disability that limits their daily activities in one way or another. And according to the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability, only 59% of those between 25 and 64 are employed.

Working in partnership with employment services groups – the project will support employers, employees and potential new hires in obtaining and/or maintaining employment in the industry.

Specific activities include:

A job placement framework, and pilot for persons with disabilities interested in careers within the trucking and logistics sector. This will include wage subsidies for employers.

A coaching and mentoring resource for employers designed to support the onboarding and retention of persons with disabilities

There will be a limited number of placements available for this pilot project with the aim of supporting individuals with long-term employment opportunities.

“People with disabilities often face barriers in entering the workforce, and this pilot project will help the industry better address them,” Says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada, “As we continue to innovate our recruitment and retention approaches, this pilot provides a practical approach to support employers in diversifying their workplaces.”

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Trucking HR Canada is a national partnership-based organization that is dedicated to developing, sharing and promoting the trucking industry’s best practices in human resources and training.

For further information, contact:
Bridget O’Shaughnessy
Manager, Marketing and Communications
[email protected]
613-244-4800 x 302

Millennials Have Drive 2

OTTAWA, ON (July 23, 2019) – Trucking HR Canada has launched a new report, Millennials Have Drive 2, examining the findings from research conducted through Abacus Data, which surveyed over 2000 millennials across Canada to find out why they aren’t entering the trucking and logistics industry. The report, which builds on the Millennials have Drive roadmap, provides practical tips and insights on how employers can be more successful in recruiting from the millennial talent pool in an age where competition is high for qualified talent.

When looking at six industries, survey results showed that millennials gave the trucking transport industry the lowest positive impression (46 per cent “very good and good”), compared to the construction industry which got the highest positive impressions from millennials (68 per cent “very good and good”), making it trucking’s #1 competitor in recruiting millennials.

It’s not all bad news though. The report also identified warm trucker leads, finding that 12 per cent of millennials (approximately 1.1 million Canadians aged 18 to 36) are interested in a career in long-haul trucking. One of the biggest barriers to entry for this warm-leads group was time and money. Over one-third (38 per cent) think it’s overly expensive to pursue long-haul trucker training and get licensed, steering many into other industries, like construction.

Modernizing your HR approaches with flexible work arrangements, commitment to professional development and training and strong employee communication programs are only some of the recommendations that employers will find outlined in detail in the report.

Canada’s trucking industry wants and needs millennial employees. It’s evolving and it’s innovating, offering tremendous career opportunities for millennials to do satisfying, fulfilling work in a wide range of occupations.

To download your free copy of Millennials Have Drive 2, visit Trucking HR Canada’s website at: https://truckinghr.com/millennials

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program.

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Trucking HR Canada is a national partnership-based organization that is dedicated to developing, sharing and promoting the trucking industry’s best practices in human resources and training.

For further information, contact:
Bridget O’Shaughnessy
Manager, Marketing and Communications
[email protected]
613-244-4800 x 302

Trucking HR Canada Launches New Project Focused on Indigenous Youth

OTTAWA, ON (June 25, 2019) – Trucking HR Canada, with support from Indigenous Services Canada, announced today a new project focused on Indigenous youth. Over the next year, Trucking HR Canada will be working in collaboration with Indigenous organizations to deliver career awareness resources to Indigenous youth in northern Canada.

As the fastest-growing demographic in the country, Indigenous youth, are largely under-represented across all occupations within the trucking and logistics industry. Ultimately, this project will provide an array of resource materials geared towards better serving the needs of this growing demographic. In partnership with Carcross/Tagish First Nations, a workshop will be held in 2020 to showcase these career awareness resources and tools in the Yukon.

“We are pleased to partner with Indigenous Services Canada, and the Carcross/Tagish First Nations in promoting the range of careers available in trucking and logistics.” Says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada, “We will also work to build relationships with groups that can help our employers better connect with all labour pools.”

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)’s First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy (FNIYES) is part of the Government of Canada’s effort to enhance Indigenous Canadians’ education, participation in the labour market and economic success.

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Trucking HR Canada is a national partnership-based organization that is dedicated to developing, sharing and promoting the trucking industry’s best practices in human resources and training.

For further information, contact:
Bridget O’Shaughnessy
Manager, Marketing and Communications
[email protected]
613-244-4800 x 302

 

Top Fleet Employers program honours 63 industry workplaces

OTTAWA, ON (April 9, 2019)— Sixty-three of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry have earned honours through the 6th annual Top Fleet Employers program, Trucking HR Canada has announced.

All applicants were rated on topics including recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices. Additionally, those who have been recognized in the program for a minimum of 5 years are honoured with the Top Fleet Employer of Distinction status.

The 2019 honours are awarded to the following (listed by number of years in the program):

5+ years – Top Fleet Employers of Distinction:

  • Bison Transport (ON)
  • Challenger Motor Freight (ON)
  • Edge Transportation Services (SK)
  • Erb Transport (ON)
  • Home Hardware Stores Ltd. (ON)
  • J.G. Drapeau (ON)
  • Kindersley Transport (SK)
  • Kriska Holdings Ltd. (ON)
  • Liberty Linehaul (ON)
  • Linamar Transportation (ON)
  • Logikor (ON)
  • Ryder Canada Supply Chain Solutions (ON)
  • SLH Transport (ON)
  • Transpro Freight Systems (ON)
  • Triton Transport (BC)

4 years:

  • Arnold Brothers Transport (MB)
  • Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd (ON)
  • Canaan Shipping Co. Ltd. (BC)
  • Canada Cartage (ON)
  • J&R Hall Transport Inc. (ON)
  • Joseph Haulage Canada (ON)
  • Midland Transport (NB)
  • Olymel – Transport Transbo (QC)
  • Q-Line Trucking (SK)
  • Rosedale Transport (ON)
  • Steed Standard Transportation (ON)
  • Sutco Contracting Limited (BC)
  • Tandet (ON) • Trailer Wizards (ON)
  • Westcan Bulk Transport (AB)

3 years:

  • Carmen Transportation (ON)
  • Groupe Guilbault (QC)
  • Harv Wilkening Transport Ltd (SK)
  • JD Smith Supply Chain Solutions (ON)
  • Munden Ventures (BC)
  • National Shunt Services (ON)
  • One for Freight (ON)
  • Onfreight Logistics (ON)
  • Payne Transportation (MB)
  • STG Fleet Services (SK)
  • Woodcock Brothers Transportation Group (ON)
  • XTL Transport (QC)

2 years:

  •  Arrow Transportation Systems (BC)
  • Bandstra Transportation Systems (BC)
  • Beyond Transportation (ON)
  • Caron Transportation Systems (AB)
  • Clarke Road Transport (NS)
  • Coastal Pacific Xpress (BC)
  • Fast Lane Freight Services (MB)
  • Fortigo Freight Services (ON)
  • Polaris Transport Carriers (ON)
  • RST Sunbury Transport (NB)

This year we welcome:

  • Alchemist Specialty Carriers (BC)
  • Armour Transportation Systems (NB)
  • Big Freight Systems (MB)
  • Client Transport Inc. (ON)
  • GX Transportation Solutions (ON)
  • Highlight Motor Group (ON)
  • Modern Landfill (ON)
  • Spring Creek Carriers Inc. (ON)
  • Titanium Transportation Group (ON)
  • Trimac Transportation (AB)
  • Versacold (BC)

“Our Top Fleet Employers are leaders in promoting a positive image of the trucking and logistics industry,” says Angela Splinter, Chief Executive Officer. “As the competition for skilled workers continues to intensify, their consistently strong HR approaches will help position us an industry of choice.”

The Top Fleet Employer standards have been validated by trucking industry experts, and is reviewed annually to ensure an accurate reflection of human resources issues, trends, and today’s working environments. A newly created “Top Fleet Employers Council” provides strategic input to program policies and the Top Fleet Employers’ Awards assessment criteria.

The Top Fleet Employer Program is open to for hire, private fleets/fleet services of all sizes across Canada. Trucking HR Canada will proudly honour, celebrate and recognize the 2019 Top Fleet Employers at its annual Gala Awards Dinner being held on October 17th, 2019 at the Palais Royale in Toronto. Awards will be presented to the Top Fleet in each category (top small, medium, large and private fleet) along with Achievement of Excellence Awards in the following categories: Workplace Culture, Training & Skills Development, Workplace Diversity, HR Innovator, Employee Engagement and the two new Achievement of Excellence Awards will be presented for Workplace Mental Health and Women in the Workplace. The evening will cap off with the announcement of the prestigious HR Leader of the Year Award, presented by Reimer Associates.

For more information on the Top Fleet Employer Awards Gala or to get your tickets click here.

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Trucking HR Canada is a national partnership-based organization that is dedicated to developing, sharing and promoting the trucking industry’s best practices in human resources and training.

For further information, contact:
Bridget O’Shaughnessy
Manager, Marketing and Communications
[email protected]
613-244-4800 x 302

Trucking HR Canada Releases a Roadmap Focused on Recruiting and Retaining Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA, ON (June 5, 2018) – Trucking HR Canada has launched its new report Indigenous Recruitment & Retention: A Roadmap for Canada’s Trucking and Logistics Industry, to support industry employers in their efforts to better attract and retain Indigenous employees.

The number of Indigenous workers in the trucking and logistics industry continues to remain well below the average for the Canadian workforce. Yet, they represent a significant untapped labour pool. Employers in the trucking and logistics industry, as well as other like-minded industries in Canada, have achieved important business benefits by successfully hiring Indigenous peoples. Their experience shows that success will come from being intentionally inclusive in their recruitment and retention practices.

Trucking HR Canada engaged with Indigenous communities and interviewed trucking and logistics employers to better understand their perspective on the industry and the opportunities and barriers that exist for recruitment and retention.

The report highlights the findings from the interviews as well as practical steps to support more diverse recruitment and retention efforts. The report provides a roadmap for community outreach, recruitment and hiring, orientation and onboarding and a section on available training resources.

“Indigenous peoples are the fastest growing demographic in Canada. In light of the current labour shortages industry employers are facing, implementing innovative recruitment and retention initiatives to reach out to these communities is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative.”, said Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada.

At a time where the driver shortage is top-of-mind for all trucking and logistics employers, this practical resource can support those interested in attracting, recruiting, and retaining workers from largely untapped labour pools.

To download your free copy of the Indigenous Recruitment & Retention Roadmap, click here.

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Trucking HR Canada is a national partnership-based organization that is dedicated to developing, sharing and promoting the trucking industry’s best practices in human resources and training.

For further information, contact:
Angela Splinter
Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]
613-244-4800 x 304

Trucking HR Canada launches new resources and webinar focused on driver training

OTTAWA, ON (May 29, 2018) – Trucking HR Canada has released a new driver training toolkit and will hold a supplementary, free webinar on June 13th to educate employers on how to best use the resource in their workplace. The driver training toolkit, called the National Occupational Standard (NOS) Toolkit, was developed with input from stakeholders across the country.

Based on the NOS for Commercial Vehicle Operators, the toolkit provides employers with a guide to support the onboarding and ongoing training of drivers. Designed to put the NOS in motion, and support ongoing training beyond entry-level training, the toolkit includes the following resources:

  • How to Guide
  • Essential Skills Profile for Commercial Vehicle Operator
  • Entry-Level Curriculum Framework
  • Driver Learning Record
  • On-Road Skills Demonstration
    • On-Road Skills Demonstration Driver Preparation Guide
  • Off-Road Skills Demonstration o Coupling and Uncoupling Training Guide
  • Workplace Performance Evaluation

The webinar, sponsored by the Canadian Trucking Alliance, will focus on the practical application of the toolkit and is aimed at employers or anyone who is looking to better understand how to use the NOS toolkit in their workplace. Trucking HR Canada will host the webinar on June 13th at noon ET.

“The toolkit and webinar were designed to support the industry with a consistent approach to driver training based on the national occupational standard,” says Angela Splinter CEO of Trucking HR Canada “And, following many employer requests, our national working group helped in developing resources that can be used to support the onboarding of new drivers as well as skills upgrading of experienced drivers.”

The toolkit is available for free download here. To register for the free webinar email [email protected]

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Trucking HR Canada is a national partnership-based organization that is dedicated to developing, sharing and promoting the trucking industry’s best practices in human resources and training.

For further information, contact:
Angela Splinter
Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]
613-244-4800 x 304

Top Fleet Employers program honours 52 industry workplaces

OTTAWA, ON (April 10, 2018)— Fifty-two of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry have earned honours through the 5th annual Top Fleet Employers program, Trucking HR Canada has announced.

All applicants were rated on topics including recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices. Additionally, those who have been recognized in the program for 5 years in a row are honoured with a Top Fleet Employer of Distinction status.

The 2018 honours are awarded to the following (listed by number of years in the program):

5 years – Top Fleet Employers of Distinction:

  • Bison Transport (MB)
  • Erb Transport (ON)
  • Home Hardware Stores Limited (ON)
  • Kindersley Transport Ltd. (SK
  • Kriska Holdings Ltd. (ON)
  • Logikor (ON)
  • SLH Transport (ON)
  • Transpro Freight Systems (ON)

4 years:

  • Challenger Motor Freight (ON)
  • Edge Transportation Services (SK)
  • J.G. Drapeau (ON)
  • Liberty Linehaul (ON)
  • Linamar Transportation (ON)
  • Ryder Canada Supply Chain Solutions (ON)
  • Triton Transport (BC)

3 years:

  • Arnold Bros. Transport (MB)
  • Brian Kurtz Trucking (ON)
  • Canaan Shipping (BC)
  • Canada Cartage (ON)
  • Joseph Haulage Canada (ON)
  • Midland Transport (NB)
  • Olymel– Transport Transbo (QC)
  • Q-Line Trucking (SK)
  • Rosedale Transport (ON)
  • Rosenau Transport (AB)
  • Steed Standard Transport (ON)
  • Sutco Transportation Specialists (BC)
  • Tandet (ON)
  • Trailer Wizards (ON)
  • Westcan Bulk Transport (AB)

2 years:

  • Carmen Transportation (ON)
  • Groupe Guilbault (QC)
  • Harv Wilkening Transport (SK)
  • JD Smith Supply Chain Solutions (ON)
  • Munden Ventures (BC)
  • National Shunt Services (ON)
  • ONE for Freight (ON)
  • Onfreight Logistics (ON)
  • Payne Transportation (MB)
  • STG Fleet Services (SK)
  • Woodcock Brothers Transportation Group (ON)
  • XTL Transport (QC)

This year we welcome:

  • Arrow Transportation Systems (BC)
  • Bandstra Transportation Systems (BC)
  • Beyond Transportation (ON)
  • Caron Transportation Systems (AB)
  • Clarke Road Transport (NS)
  • Coastal Pacific Xpress (BC)
  • Fast Lane Freight Services (MB)
  • Fortigo Freight Services Inc. (ON)
  • Polaris Transport Carriers (ON)
  • RST and Sunbury Transport (NB)

“These 52 fleets demonstrate a commitment to strong human resources approaches. We commend them for their leadership in showcasing the trucking and logistics industry as a great place to work” says Angela Splinter, chief executive officer. “Now in our fifth year, we are especially proud to honour those achieving the Top Fleet Employer of Distinction status.”

Top Fleet Employers selection criteria, which has been validated by trucking industry experts, is reviewed annually to ensure an accurate reflection of human resources issues, trends, and today’s working environments. A team of human resources professionals oversee the assessment process.

Trucking HR Canada will proudly honour, celebrate and recognize the 2018 Top Fleet Employers at its annual Gala Awards Dinner on October 11, 2018 in Toronto. Applications for 2019 will open October 15, 2018.

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Trucking HR Canada is a national partnership-based organization that is dedicated to developing, sharing and promoting the trucking industry’s best practices in human resources and training.

For further information, contact:
Angela Splinter
Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]
613-244-4800 x 304