Women expected to help Canada fill its need for drivers

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  1. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Canada has, like its neighbor to the south, a problem with truck drivers: There are too few and many are retiring or getting ready to. And, just as it is here in the U.S., trucking in Canada is looking to women to help meet the need. A recent report by the CBC on the situation in the province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) demonstrates the issue. The island’s trucking industry is facing a shortage of workers, and officials hope women will help fill the gap.

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  2. Duck

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    Labor is a commodity like any other. It's subject to the law of supply and demand.

    If supply was short, labor prices (wages) would rise.

    When Swift, Werner, Schneider & JB Hunt start offering $60k a year starting wage for rookies, then we'll know there's a driver shortage.

    Until then, what we're seeing is a bunch of bullshit hype intended to flood the labor market with "supply" to keep the commodity (labor) prices (wages) down.

    I don't know why people keep buying into this crap. The principles of supply and demand are so simple you could almost teach a Bernie Sanders supporter to understand it, yet the megafleet drivers are lucky to make 40 grand their first year.
     
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  3. dchawk81

    dchawk81 Well-Known Member

    Kinda hard to make money at 62mph when your mileage rate is low.

    Not that I'd want to see most of those guys in a faster truck...
     
  4. patriciajnsn

    patriciajnsn Steering Wheel Holder

    If Canada hasn't already found women to meet their freight demands what makes them think it's going to be different now.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member Staff Member

    They will be advertising and marketing the industry to make it appealing to women.

    It's a great idea, really. If there are women looking to get into the workforce, trucking is something that they often may never even consider. Introducing it to them and letting them know that they are capable of working in this industry can open doors that some didn't know even existed.
     
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  6. patriciajnsn

    patriciajnsn Steering Wheel Holder

    You know if there were more men like you welcoming women into the trucking industry then there would be alot more women then there is now.
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member Staff Member

    My mom did this work for years, gender has nothing to do with being able to get the job done.
     
  8. patriciajnsn

    patriciajnsn Steering Wheel Holder

    I totally agree but try telling that to the men who disagree and because of that women do feel intimidated.I did when I first started driving.
     
  9. realdesertkickin

    realdesertkickin Well-Known Member

    Bad article....US has a zillion drivers, there will never be a shortage

    In my town, every man, has a cdl....most local trucking starts at 12 to 14 an hour, tops is 18...companies dont care, they all have stacks of applications

    Women? Why acknowledge a specific type of person...good proper drivers are good proper drivers.
     
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  10. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member Staff Member

    This is Canada, not the US.

    This is aimed at making more women aware of the industry, nothing wrong with that.
     
  11. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Folks, the sexist comments are not needed in these threads, joking or otherwise.
     
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  12. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

    yeah like Swift, Schneider, Prime etc are any better.
    Another reason why I stopped going to the U.S. too many ignorant assholes!:thumbsup::idiot:
    You are a kid! I was running the interstate at 65 mph steady and as high as 90 when most Yankee trucks where limited to 55:thefinger:
     
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  13. dchawk81

    dchawk81 Well-Known Member

    Lmao. I'm 35. Trucking newbie but not a kid. [emoji14]
     
  14. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

    You are a kid!
    I already knew that you were 35 when I posted that you're a kid.
    Maybe a trucking newbie should shut his trap , until they know what they are talking about.
     
  15. Duck

    Duck Quack Supporter

    Alright pops, you're like what? 40?
     
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  16. dchawk81

    dchawk81 Well-Known Member

    That would be boring.
     
  17. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

    Keep going.
     
  18. Duck

    Duck Quack Supporter

    41?
     
  19. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

    Keep going or you could go by my profile :D
     
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  20. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

    Most of the women, if they did attract them to trucking , would have to go OTR into the U.S. Why in the **** would they want to do that with the ignorant comments? As seen here.

    FYI. Not all Canadian trucks are limited to 65mph!
     
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