The trucking industry is facing a shortage of drivers – and it could get far worse.
The industry has an ageing driver population. In many regions, more than 30% of drivers are over 55 years old, while between 5 to 10% are under 25. With the rate of replacement being much lower, the shortage of truck drivers could worsen significantly in the coming years if no action is taken.
The rate of women drivers is also low. Less than 5% of truck drivers are women in all regions, with the United States being a notable exception at 8%.
How do we change that and attract more young people and women?
Our webinar speakers will share best practices to attract more young people and women to the profession. The speakers include Iwona Blecharczyk, a Polish truck driver, operator and industry advocate, as well as one of IRU’s New Industry Shapers.
We’ll kick off the webinar with a rundown of the latest driver shortage figures, based on our annual driver shortage survey report.