The Law of Supply and Demand Could Put You in the Driver’s Seat
90% of the goods available for sale in Canada arrived where they are today thanks to the trucking industry.Canada’s west is growing. People are moving to the Prairie Provinces in search of economic and lifestyle opportunities. Opportunities for companies to move in and provide goods and services are at an all-time high.The Conference Board of Canada has determined that economic growth, the pending retirement of a large group of truck drivers, and reluctance in young people to take on the demands and responsibilities of the job are coming together to form a “perfect storm” for the trucking industry.
The Board predicts that by the year 2020 the trucking industry will be short approximately 25,000 drivers.These numbers are particularly disturbing, to both companies in the transportation industry and Canada’s Federal and Provincial governments. Former Transport Minister, Steven Fletcher, said in a speech to the Manitoba Trucking Association: “If not addressed, driver shortages could become acute and a brake not just on your industry but on the wider economy.”This looming shortage of drivers means that the outlook for younger people considering a career in trucking is better than it has been in decades.
More companies will be hiring drivers, and the law of supply and demand dictates that they will be doing everything in their power to attract and retain new drivers. If you’re seeking opportunity, a career in the trucking industry could be just what you’re looking for.Winnipeg’s First Class Training Centre offers you the opportunity to learn practical, real-world skills that lead to jobs in trucking. Our instructors will help you learn how to drive a truck, and how to navigate the ins and outs of a job search in the industry.To find out more about the upcoming driver shortage, and what you can do to turn it to your advantage, contact First Class Training Centre online or call Toll Free (1-(855) 632-5302.