Over 700,000 people across Canada work in the trucking and logistics industry – and for good reason.


Have you considered the advantages?

Opportunities abound

We often only think about drivers behind the wheel, but the trucking and logistics industry offers many career opportunities, from dispatchers and compliance officers, to route planners and truck mechanics. This talented workforce keeps the rubber on the road!

Room to develop a career

Within the trucking industry, it is not unusual for an individual to start at an entry-level position and – over the course of their career – progress into positions with more responsibility and that require the use of different skills. Some of today’s company leaders started in the warehouse, as a dispatcher, or behind the wheel of a shunt truck.

Trucking and logistics is innovative

As a result of the rapid pace of innovation, we have seen technological advancements like zero emissions and electric vehicles to advanced safety systems and driver assistance technology. We are an industry that is at the cutting edge of innovation and sustainability.

The workforce is becoming more diverse

Employers are hiring talent into entry-level and leadership positions from diverse backgrounds. This continues to enhance the diversity of the workforce. Many employers have also developed and continue to improve diversity programs that create inclusive workspaces that support and celebrate cultural and ethnic differences.

The industry is stable, and the work is steady

Trucking and logistics is an essential service that drives Canada’s economy forward. As a result, we are in constant demand, meaning there is long-term stability and job availability.

Pay and benefits are competitive

Trucking and logistics employers have adjusted their pay structures and benefits to be more competitive. Compensation is comprehensive and includes a range of financial and non-financial benefits and incentives.

You don’t always need a college degree or advanced training to get your foot in the door

Many entry-level positions exist, and employers often provide specialized training and on-the-job learning for jobs in the warehouse, office, and yard. With these company training and learning opportunities, workers with transferable skills can often become productive in trucking and logistics almost right away.

Have you considered becoming a truck driver?

There’s more to trucking than long-haul freight

For truck drivers, there is a lot of variety in the types of freight that can be hauled, the range of equipment that can be used, and the routes they can be driven. It’s not hard for drivers to find a job that interests them and that meets their needs for work-life balance, whether that means getting home more often or maximizing their miles and money on the road.

Trucks provide comfortable, connected work environments

Today’s technology makes trucks easier to operate. With automated transmissions, electronic braking, air-ride suspensions and driver-assisted safety systems, today’s trucks and technology assist drivers in safely doing their jobs. In addition, trucks are equipped with many comforts and wireless technology that create a safe living environment on the road. Sleepers can be equipped with auxiliary power for heating and A/C units, computers, small appliances and more. Most trucks are network-enabled, allowing for electronic log entry, and for maintaining a constant connection with loved ones at home.

Over 45% (that’s more than 300,000) careers in the industry are driving positions. Employers are often hiring truck drivers as there is widespread industry shortages which are forecasted to increase!

There’s a feeling of freedom and independence

For adventure seekers, trucking offers opportunities to travel and work without direct supervision and without being alone. Trucking can be a way to see new places while making money at the same time.

Drivers can work as a team

Having two drivers in the same cab is extremely valuable to a carrier and its customers. A driver can earn more money working with a friend or loved one. Some employers let drivers take their pets on the road.

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