Growth in the transportation industry is happening more rapidly than ever before as the delivery of goods by truck serves an important role in our economy.
In 2012, 90 percent of all consumer products and foodstuffs were shipped by truck throughout Canada and that number is expected to rise due to the growth of online shopping and the expectation of quick delivery.
Although the industry is growing, the industry as a whole is seeing a reduction in the number of truck driving applicants. Moreover, the average age of a truck driver is 48, meaning many drivers are approaching retirement. Combine that with the lack of young applicants and issues finding enough qualified drivers begin to arise.
Somewhere along the way, the allure of becoming a truck driver has decreased during a time when becoming a truck driver has never been more profitable.
Although our economy is changing, the desire for professional independence and economic freedom in younger audiences has not. So why isn’t the trucking industry — an industry that offers both professional independence and economic freedom — receiving more interest from Canada’s youth?
The Benefits of Becoming A Truck Driver
- Be your own boss: Whether you are self-employed or work as a driver for a company, you are still largely your own boss while you’re on the road.
- Competitive benefits and salary: Being compensated adequately for your work isn’t something you’ll have to worry about as a truck driver, especially in Ontario.
- Mental health & Work/Life Balance: As workers’ mental health becomes more of a priority for businesses, Minimax is proud to make a commitment to our drivers’ home life. One of our objectives is to offer Minimax drivers the flexibility and routes that’ll allow them to be at home with their family and friends in the evenings. Because our shipments are local and daily between Ontario and Quebec, you can drive with the peace of mind that you’ll be home when the day is done.
- Recognition of good work: We also do our best to add a personal element to our working relationship with our drivers. Our team enjoys a caring connection and receive regular recognition for their work and accomplishments.
The “Truck Driving with Minimax” section on our website outlines why drivers will love working with Minimax.
Check it out and if you have any questions about becoming a truck driver, contact us!