Key Findings for Canada's Driving Force
There is a shortage of qualified Class 1/A drivers which is expected to worsen over the next five years (see further in this issue for details on Class A).
The driver shortage is having negative effects on trucking businesses.
There is a considerable loss of potential drivers between licencing and employment in the industry.
There is limited opportunity to convert inactive licence holders to become active drivers.
The shortage of qualified drivers is not because of the number of drivers, but because many of them need more training/experience.
- Training needs of new or potential drivers do not align with existing training provided by employers.
Source: Canada's Driving Force Report, Canadian Trucking Human Resource Council (www.cthrc.com)
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