Trucking HR Canada requests assistance from industry in pair of surveys Private Motor Carrier

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.

The goal of the survey is to gather information about young people (18-35 years of age) currently employed in the trucking industry from both an employer and employee perspective. The survey questions cover three main themes: attraction, engagement and challenges.

Millennials are now the largest segment in the Canadian workforce, yet are still largely under-represented in the trucking industry. A recent study prepared for the Canadian Trucking Alliance predicts a driver gap of 34,000 by 2024, and the ratio of younger to older workers continues to increase. The average age of a Canadian truck driver is 47.1 years old, four years older than the average Canadian worker, and less than 15% of drivers are between 25-34 years old. With the growing need for drivers, technicians, safety personnel, managers and more, the trend is concerning.

“We need to identify ways to better attract, recruit and retain young people in the trucking workforce,” says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “We want to hear from industry so that we can assess and ultimately address what some of the challenges are.”

The online survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, is fully anonymous, and is open to employers and employees of all ages, who are currently employed in the trucking industry.

To access the employer survey, click on the following link:

To access the employee survey, click on the following link (Driving and Non-Driving Occupations):

Compensation benchmarking study

Trucking HR Canada has developed an industry specific compensation benchmarking study. The data gathered through the study will assist employers in developing competitive compensation packages for all occupations from truck drivers to dispatchers and fleet managers.

The study will look at average annual incomes, benefit packages, retirement plans, rewards and recognition programs, and much more. The data collected will be aggregated into a comprehensive report – which will include a national overview and provincial breakdowns for each occupation.

“This study is a direct response to the needs expressed by employers and the current lack of compensation data available in Canada,” says CEO Angela Splinter. “The data gathered will support employers in competitively addressing one of their largest business expenditures.”

To ensure that the study is reflective of national and regional circumstances, Trucking HR Canada is calling on industry employers of all sizes from across the country to complete it. As an incentive, those who complete the long form version will receive a discount on the final benchmarking report.

To complete the survey, visit