Schulich Business School is promoting the trucking industry as a destination for young, emerging business leaders.
Schulich, which partners with OTA on the esteemed Next Generation program, posted on its website:
Though everyone felt the disruption during the pandemic years, the transportation industry experienced perhaps the most significant shift. Exponential demand growth, supply chain bottlenecks, economic and political factors, rising fuel costs, and a global talent shortage forced carriers to adapt quickly.
Agility remains a critical factor in success, especially for the trucking industry, which continues to struggle to overcome challenges amidst rising costs and market decline.
Technology remains the most viable solution to address top-tier issues, helping trucking professionals streamline processes, reduce documentation errors, improve communication between stakeholders, and generally mitigate organizational risk.
“The trucking industry is a complex and constantly evolving sector. Whether that’s dealing with shifting economic and inflationary impacts, regulatory changes from a labour, tax, environment, or truck safety perspective, adapting to a changing workforce, or our efforts to promote the industry’s image and recruit new talent, it’s imperative that the next generation of leaders in our industry remain engaged and have a valuable platform to have their voices heard on important issues in our industry,” says Stephen Laskowski, President of the Ontario Trucking Association.
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