Many industries will need new workers to fill the void of the ageing workforce. The trucking industry will need upwards of 48,000 new truck drivers by 2024 to fill a potential void.
The average age of a truck driver is over 47 — up from 45 in 2013 — and almost 30 per cent of the driving force is 55 or over, which makes it one of the oldest workforces in Canada, according to the organization’s president.
“Tens of thousands of them are nearing retirement and we’re not getting anywhere near our commensurate share of new drivers into the business,” says David Bradley.
Definitely an opportunity for the right person or perhaps a career change.
Source- Morgan Lowrie Canadian Press in The Toronto Star
Image- Ontario Truck Driving School