Tag Archives: Truckers in Canada

Compensation in the Trucking Industry: What’s Fair?

Given that the trucking industry is such a lifestyle-based profession, there are probably as many opinions as to what an attractive compensation package is are there are truckers. The trucking industry can include so many variables in terms of compensation that go beyond a salary and a rate paid per kilometer travelled.

Our friends at Trucking HR Canada, a national partnership-based organization, have written a blog to guide organizations through the compensation development process, and have laid out some great tips to help manage the expectations of employer and employee.

Click here to read the article and here to learn more about Trucking HR Canada.

The Trucking Industry is Actively Seeking Women Drivers

Women currently represent only 3 percent of Canada’s Truck Drivers, mechanics, and other support roles.  Only 11 percent of managers in the industry are women, and less than a quarter of all parts technicians, dispatchers, and freight claims, safety, and loss prevention specialists are female.

Trucking HR Canada has announced a new initiative with the goal of encouraging more females to enter the industry.  Supporting Women in Freight Transportation (SWIFT) is a national committee made up of senior level managers, directors, presidents, and other executives in the industry.  The goals of SWIFT are to develop a national strategy to attract women to the industry, identify recruitment opportunities and better ways to retain women once they enter the industry, and promote the industry as a whole as a good place to work for women.

SWIFT’s first meeting will take place on April 11th at Truck World in Toronto.

For women (and anyone else) in the Winnipeg area curious about a career in the trucking industry, First Class Training Centre is an excellent source of information and training.  Our instructors have more than 200 years of experience in the industry, and don’t just focus on the skills you need to drive a truck, but encompass the knowledge you require to build a career in the trucking industry.  Contact us online or call Toll Free (1-(855) 632-5302.  In the Winnipeg area call 204-632-5302.