OTTAWA, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) will fold next year, and in its place will be the newly formed Trucking Human Resources Canada.
The new organization has the support of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, Truck News publisher Glacier Business Information Group and Newcom Business Media.
It will focus on: identifying human resources issues, trends and opportunities in the trucking and logistics industries; supporting the recruitment and retention of human resources needed to meet industry demand; partner on initiatives that impact human resources; provide a national forum for gathering and sharing best practices; and promote career opportunities and career paths within the trucking and logistics industries.
“Trucking HR Canada will be a forum for gathering and exchanging ideas and information relating to human resources and best practices in training,” says Angela Splinter, executive director of the new organization. “As a national, partnership-based organization, we will collaborate to promote safe, secure, efficient and professional trucking and logistics.”
The CTHRC will phase out of operations early in 2013.
“By including the most prominent membership-based fleet organizations in Canada, and publishers of the largest trade magazines in the trucking and logistics industry, our new organization is immediately positioned to support the broadest range of businesses and ensure HR needs, resources and strategies are effectively communicated to the industry at large,” Splinter says.
“We are very hopeful that a new national organization which focuses on working with industry partners can help us as we work to address what most carriers believe is the industry’s toughest challenge – making sure we have top-quality people who are recognized as skilled labour and treated as such, to pilot our vehicles in the future,” says David Bradley, president and chief executive officer of the CTA.
Bruce Richards, president of the PMTC adds “PMTC is a firm believer in the need for exceptional human resources practices in the trucking community. Our members recognize the value of proven training curricula and delivery methods, as well as the bottom-line results that can be delivered by superior hiring and retention practices. We are pleased to be a part of the new organization in helping to bring awareness of high-level HR practices to the forefront of the Canadian trucking community.”