If wanting to put wheels under a well-paying career within in a relatively short time, get in touch with Crossroads Truck Training Academy in Barrie. “Right now, North America-wide, an estimated 200,000 drivers are needed,” said Desmond Hearn, V.P. Of Operations for the company.
In Canada, he noted, that within four to five years we will need 30,000 to 40,000 drivers…
Why the shortage? Mostly it’s a case of attrition.
As Hearn explained, the average age of commercial drivers is pushing 50 right now. Many of these employees are approaching the end of their particular career and currently aren’t being replaced quickly enough by younger men and women wanting to get behind the wheel.