CargoM’s Trucking Try-It days prove popular

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

On May 4 and 18, CargoM, the Logistic and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montréal, held its first Trucking Try-it Days as part of the Trucking Career Immersion Program (TCIP) launched in April.

Fifteen participants were introduced to the truck driving profession. Over the two  days they took part in information sessions, practical tests and workplace visits to CargoM member Groupe Morneau.

“We have been providing driver training at our company in partnership with the CFTR road transport training centre since 2020. The work-study program makes it much easier for candidates to fit into our teams and enables them to take an active part in the life of the company,” said Marie-Claude Hébert, senior talent acquisition partner at Groupe Morneau.

Labour shortage

The trucking industry is going through a labour shortage that is bound to get worse in the coming years as people retire. In addition to promoting the sector, the TCIP ensures that the people who apply for the Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) truck driver program will do so with a realistic understanding of a career in this occupation.

“The participants were very satisfied with the activities and told us that they had learned a lot about this profession, which is actually quite hands-on and visible, but with many aspects that remain unknown to the general public. In addition to the activities, those who wish to move forward and register for the Trucking DVS will have access to the services of a guidance counsellor who will be able to support them in their efforts,” said Mathieu Charbonneau, executive director of CargoM.

“We are certain that with the large-scale promotional campaign in full swing and with the TCIP gaining in popularity, the next few days will also be a success. CargoM would like to thank Groupe Morneau for their contribution.”

New participants

Charbonneau added that additional trucking companies, including Groupe Robert, have confirmed their participation in the TCIP.

The activities are free. Other Try-it Days are set for June 2 and 14. To learn more or to register, please visit votrevoierapide.com.

The Trucking Career Immersion Program (TCIP) is funded in part by the Conseil emploi métropole. The project is also supported by the sectoral labour committee of the road transport industry Camo-Route, and with the road transport training centre located in Saint-Jérôme, the CFTR.