Canada’s population is aging, which means that many of the truck drivers currently on the road are approaching retirement. The Canadian Trucking Alliance has commissioned a study that shows the trucking industry will be short more than 30 thousand drivers by 2020, particularly in the area of long haul truckers.
The reasons for this shortfall are many, but it boils down to this: truck driving isn’t for everyone.
It’s a demanding job that can often require extended time away from home. For many drivers, the goal is to purchase their own truck and take greater control over their professional life as owner/operators.
More than 90% of the goods sold in this country are transported by road, so you can expect efforts to recruit truck drivers to be on the increase. Already, many companies are reporting that responses to their “help wanted” ads is well below their expectations.
If you think you might have what it takes to enter the truck driving profession, and assume a considerable amount of independence and responsibility, now is the perfect time to investigate truck driving as your potential career.
At First Class Training Centre, we have more than 50 years of combined experience in the truck driving industry. We enroll a limited number of students, guaranteeing that each one has the access to our expert instructors that they need. We are members of the Manitoba Trucking Association, and have made it our goal to serve our students by providing them access to the trucking careers they want, through educations and assistance in obtaining the licenses they need.
To find out more about First Class Training Centre, or the trucking industry in general, free to contact us online or call Toll Free (1-(855) 632-5302. In the Winnipeg area call 204-632-5302.