April 9, 2021 – CBC PEI: Concerns are being raised by some members of PEI’s trucking industry about what the future might hold as a driver shortage lingers across Canada. “I think people have a concept of what the industry is and I don’t think it’s accurate,” said Brian Oulton, the executive director of the PEI Trucking Sector Council.
“It’s not a, you know, old boys club. There’s a lot of diversity, there’s a lot of opportunity, there’s a ton of professionalism.”
Currently, Oulton estimates approximately 4,000 people are working in the trucking profession on the Island — roughly half of those are drivers.
But, he said more than 500 additional people will be needed over the next five years.
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