Sample Sidebar Module

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Sample Sidebar Module

This is a sample module published to the sidebar_bottom position, using the -sidebar module class suffix. There is also a sidebar_top position below the search.

On Wednesday, April 8, at 11:00 a.m., the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada unveiled its Stay Home, Flatten the Curve, Save Lives mobile campaign.

The campaign consisted of a #flattenthecurve fully-wrapped 53 ft trailer donated by Sharp Transportation, which departed at 11:00 a.m. from Toronto Digital Imaging, located at 2201 Drew Road, Mississauga, and headed to Cambridge on the 401.

The wrap was sponsored by WTFC and Armour Insurance, designed by Big Rig Wraps Transport Truck Advertising and Paula Kennedy of Purple Door Creative and installed by the Toronto Digital Imaging team.

The purpose of this initiative, made possible by the collective support and joint efforts of the above-named transportation industry professionals, is to support the Provincial and Federal efforts to raise awareness to the impact of staying home to flatten the curve and save lives.

Following the unveiling, the trailer will continue to roll across Canada and Cross-Border to further propagate this message and awareness.

If you would like more info about Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada and the Stay Home, Flatten the Curve, Save Lives mobile campaign, please contact:

Shelley Uvanile-Hesch, CEO

519-591-6722 | shelleyu@wtfc.ca | www.wtfc.ca

Current News

New Research Findings: Labour Market Impacts of COVID-19 for Canada’s National Trucking Industry

Trucking HR Canada released the second report in a series focused on assessing labour market impacts of COVID-19. This report includes updated insights of how COVID-19 is affecting trucking and logistics employment, and what can be expected for employers in the industry in the next three years. This second stage of the report presents a labour market forecast and shares results based on the ramifications of COVID-19. In the forecast, we learn that:

  • Over the first two quarters of 2020, employment in the trucking and logistics sector is expected to contract by 10.4%, or 72,000 jobs, due to COVID-19. We expect a 10.9% contraction among truck drivers and 10.0% decline among non-truck driver occupations.
  • Given anticipated retirements and other labour outflows from the truck driver occupation, there is a strong indication that, by 2023, labour demand is unlikely to be fully met, which would mean a return to driver shortages.
  • We estimate that COVID-19 and its economy-wide impacts will result in declines in truck driver employment that cost the truck transportation industry approximately $3.2 billion in sales in 2020.

On July 9, the Government of Canada held a briefing to share this important update with officials and ultimately aid in good decision making for the industry. Trucking HR Canada partnered with The Conference Board of Canada to undertake research assessing the labour impacts of Covid-19 on the trucking and logistics sector. This forecast is designed to help us better understand what employers might expect down the road in terms of post-COVID economic rebound projections, forecasts of employment as well as estimates on expected employment losses.

You can download the report at truckinghr.com.

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.