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PMTC announces new Driver Qualification System

The PMTC is happy to announce that its newest member service product is now available. Effective July 9, the new PMTC Driver Qualification System is live and accessible to PMTC Members. Powered by ISB Canada’s Making Eligibility Easy (MEE) Division, this customized system will now provide PMTC members the ability to order their driver qualification and requalification documents at a steeply discounted rate.

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Trucking HR Canada requests assistance from industry in pair of surveys

Youth with Drive survey

Trucking HR Canada has launched its Youth with Drive survey, as a next step in developing a national employment strategy for youth in the trucking industry.

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A Trucking HR Canada Blog

Those missing millennials

Millennials, or those aged 18 to 35, are the largest cohort in Canada’s workforce. Yet they represent a very small percentage of the trucking workforce.

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Human Resources

Employer of Choice Luncheon and HR Conference

"Employer of Choice” is a program developed by industry for the trucking industry and is offered through the Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic. 

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PMTC panel on driver recruitment impresses

John Harrison, Andy Walker, Dennis Shantz, Mike Millian

On Feb. 23-24, the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario Inc. held its inaugural annual conference in Mississauga. Featured was a panel from the PMTC discussing ‘The Future of Recruitment in the Private Fleet Industry.’

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Private fleets secure top workplace honours

The Brick, Home Hardware recognized by Top Fleet Employers

Two private fleets have made their mark in Trucking HR Canada's Top Fleet Employers program, which has recognized 22 of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry.

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View Masters

11 ways to conduct better job interviews

There is a lot to be learned during a job interview. Consider these tips to help gather vital information and find the best candidates for your organization.

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The art and science of people picking

The stakes for hiring good, safe, smart people have never been higher. And they've never been more competitive

"The fact that you’re a private fleet is going to get their attention,” says John Thomson, vice president Canadian operations at Huron Services Group. Indeed, private fleets have an undeniable edge in the competitive, candidate-driven marketplace for recruits. The operations offer the chance to be part of consumer-facing brands and, in many cases, schedules that allow drivers to return home at the end of a shift. What’s not to like? But this hardly means you can rest on your laurels. “It’s been tough in recent years. You are constantly working away, tweaking things, to get someone in the door where hopefully you can sell it to them,” he says.

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Let's talk about sex

Women account for a fraction of fleet employees. You should be worried.

Today’s fleets have a problem with women. To be precise, the problem is a lack of women. While representing 48% of Canada’s labour pool, they account for just 3% of truck drivers, mechanics and cargo workers. Things are only marginally different in office environments, where a mere 11% of managers and 18% of dispatchers are female.

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Dream Teams

The trucking industry’s future stars can shine during early interviews, road tests

Some people seem born to be truck drivers. They move effortlessly through the gears, are never rattled by traffic, and approach every task like true professionals.

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A Rewarding Experience

EOBRs helped Hensall reach key targets … once drivers began to earn incentives

Driver-monitoring technologies may lead to better performance in the short term, but those improvements may be short-lived unless drivers see a benefit.

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A Driving Force

Want to attract the best drivers? They’re looking for more than a paycheque.

MOST MANAGERS WOULD DREAM of a fleet packed with drivers from the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC) Hall of Fame for Professional Drivers. When researchers studied this group and other high performers in private fleets they found employees who are focused, self-disciplined and conscientious; comfortable working on their own without being antisocial; and, serious about “getting it right”.

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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.