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Driver shortage: Global problem, North American solutions?
27 Jun 2022 - 17:00 CET

Driver shortage: Global problem, North American solutions?

online | IRU event

Hosted by IRU in cooperation with ATA, CANACAR and CTA

This IRU North American Transportation Forum event focuses on IRU's recently published annual global driver shortage survey.

Chronic shortages are getting worse, harming carriers who struggle to find drivers to meet demand and seriously disrupting supply chains across North America and the globe.

IRU’s North American Transportation Forum members ATA, CANACAR and CTA have long worked on these issues. 

Join us to explore the latest North American solutions to this global problem, with: 

  • A briefing on the latest data and trends from IRU’s global market intelligence team  
  • A debate on the best options for North American governments, associations and carriers to fix the problem, including: 
    • Reducing the legal entry-age for commercial drivers
    • Expanding training initiatives 
    • Attracting demographics such as women, retirees, and minorities
    • Improving the working environment for drivers. 

 

The North American Transportation Forum (NATF) brings together IRU members, supply chain leaders, the wider industry and governments to improve cross border transportation and logistics in the region.

Driver shortage: Global problem, North American solutions?

Speakers

Bob Costello, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist ATA
Bob Costello
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist ATA
Douglas Southerland, Chairman, CTA Blue Ribbon Task Force on Driver/Labour Shortage President, Sutco Transportation
Douglas Southerland
Chairman, CTA Blue Ribbon Task Force on Driver/Labour Shortage President, Sutco Transportation
Refugio Muñoz López, Executive Vice President CANACAR
Refugio Muñoz López
Executive Vice President CANACAR
Matthias Maedge, Director Global Advocacy
Matthias Maedge
IRU Director Global Advocacy
Natalia Corchado, Business Analyst
Natalia Corchado
IRU Business Analyst
Martin Rojas, Senior Adviser - The Americas, Moderator
Martin Rojas, Moderator
Moderator, IRU Senior Adviser - The Americas