In order to address the ongoing truck driver shortage in Atlantic Canada, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association is launching an awareness and education campaign that will focus on promoting the variety of career opportunities in the industry. To lead this campaign, the APTA has hired Stephen Olmstead who will be our Transport Outreach Liaison Officer.
“Steve comes with great experience but has a big job ahead of him. He will need to create awareness of our industry and close the gap between the career opportunities we offer and younger people.” said Jean-Marc Picard, APTA’s Executive Director.
It is well documented that the industry is in desperate need of drivers across Canada, but this extends to other jobs as well. “We are always looking for people, we are a great industry with some of the best trucking firms in Canada based right here in Atlantic Canada”. We need to attract more people, younger people, to our industry if we want to continue to prosper as an industry in Atlantic Canada,” said Picard.
Added APTA Chairman Dave Miller: “Lately, if you read anything about our industry one topic seems consistent, we are growing, evolving, changing and improving in all aspects of our business. One of the things that remains unchanged is the need for good people to work in our industry.”