STA's Ewart Speaks on Transportation at Canada's Farm Show
June 29, 2022
Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) Executive Director, Susan Ewart spoke last week at Canada's Farm Show, hosted in Regina Saskatchewan. Ewart, who was joined on a panel by David Przednowek, Assistant Vice President Grain, CN Rail, and Kenric Exner, General Manager of Multimodal Logistics and Trade Execution, Viterra, had an enlightening conversation on the importance of transportation in agriculture.
Advancing Women in Trucking
In today's trucking industry, the makeup of professional drivers between men and women is widely disproportionate with only 3.5% of the driving workforce identifying as female.
If the truck driver workforce mirrored the gender representation of Canada's overall economy, there would be an additional 129,100 female truck drivers in Canada.
In the current context of Canada's ongoing supply chain challenges, the search for qualified transport truck drivers has become increasingly difficult--as the number of vacancies surged, with 25,560 vacant truck driver positions recorded from January - March 2022. These numbers have been published in the June 21st Statistics Canada job vacancy data.
With such high vacancies in the driver seat, attracting females to careers in trucking will be vital. Listen as Ewart discusses the importance of women in trucking.
Solving Trucking's Labour Challenge
Not all careers start with four years in a classroom.
Have a listen again to Susan Ewart as she talks about the perception challenge in trucking.
Empowering Women with Transportation Industry Skills
Women Shifting Gears
The STA, YWCA Saskatoon and Saskatchewan Ministry of Immigration and Career Training have launched a pilot-program to encourage more woman to participate in the trucking industry.
Categories | Advocacy
Tags | Business Operations, Careers, Driver Shortage, Driving the Economy, Economy, Supply Chain