Dec 1, 2022
Consumers Aware Of Problems Facing Trucking Sector
A majority of Canadians view trucking as the most crucial transportation mode in the Canadian economy and recognize how the labour/driver shortage the trucking sector is experiencing right now is directly pressuring the supply chain and hindering the delivery of goods to retail markets, says a survey by Abacus Research. Just over half of Canadians (51 per cent) consider trucking the most important mode to get goods delivered across Canada – much higher than rail (19 per cent), air (18 per cent), and marine (13 per cent). Three in four Canadians (76 per cent) believe trucking to be either the most or second most important mode in getting goods to market. Sixty-five per cent of Canadians think trucking is experiencing severe (25 per cent) or moderate (40 per cent) labour shortages. This was most pronounced in Quebec where 38 per cent say the trucking labour crunch is ‘severe.’
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