New human resources organization for Canada trucking industry launches

by Canadian Shipper

OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada, a new organization dedicated to addressing the human resource challenges of the country’s trucking industry, has officially launched, stepping into the shoes of the now defunct Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC).

Trucking HR Canada is currently offering a new series of human resources seminars and services for individual fleets, while other support, including a self-guided online tool known as the HR Circle Check, will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Officials say HR Circle Check is designed to help industry employers identify and address any gaps in HR practices, and research on communicating with the youngest generation of industry employees.

Trucking HR Canada will also be offering a broad library of manuals, training programs and research findings for the industry. Many of the library’s early offerings were developed through the CTHRC.

Numerous industry stakeholders have been participating in related business planning and consultation sessions for the new organization over the last year. Officials say “the result is a new organization with a revised focus, direction and streamlined governance structure.” 

“This transition from one organization to the other has gone smoothly, in large part because of the leadership of CTHRC chairman Gord Peddle,” said Trucking HR Canada CEO Angela Splinter. “His passion for the CTHRC’s mandate, coupled with his business savvy and unwavering confidence in our staff’s ability to find a way to move forward, was a key factor in what we have achieved today.”

The organization’s inaugural board of directors includes Canadian Trucking Alliance president and CEO David Bradley, Private Motor Truck Council of Canada president Bruce Richards, Manitoba Trucking Association executive director Bob Dolyniuk, and Mike Millian of Hensall District Cooperative

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