Did you know that the percentage of women working in freight transportation is well below the Canadian national average of 48%? In fact, women make up: 3% of truck drivers 3% of...
The Women’s Trucking Federation Of Canada was established to encourage and promote the Women of the Trucking Industry whether your ” In the Office, under the Hood or behind the Wheel we’re all pieces of the puzzle ”
The Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada’s aim is to build bridges between drivers and all areas of the trucking industry; carriers, enforcement, training organizations, and safety groups, as well as citizens and the media. An important part of this goal is getting more involved with young people at the high school level, or even elementary school, We aim to help our youth better understand trucking and to promote trucking as a viable career option.
Commercial truck drivers should be portrayed as qualified professionals and perceived that way by the general public. WTFC will shift attitudes in that direction by promoting training standards, safety, and encouraging unity.
There are organizations for nearly every profession in the workforce. An organization is a synergistic group, meaning that the effect of a collection of people is greater than just one person. So, how exactly can becoming part of this synergistic group help further your goals? Here are some benefits of joining an organization. For most people, creating professional relationships is important, and joining a group allows you to have a sense of security and trust. From this, you are able to support and help one another in reaching your professional goals. Organizations can sponsor numerous events throughout the year that allows you to connect with your peers. You can share ideas, ask for advice, volunteer to be a speaker or become a member of a committee. Since most organizations have International or local conferences, you can participate and have the opportunity to learn about breaking news in your group, learn “best practices” or new ideas, hear about key achievers in your field and also meet and brainstorm with others who are also looking to share and learn new information. Another benefit of enhancing your organization is that you may find a mentor to help you with your professional needs or you may be in a position to become a mentor to someone else. Giving back can be the greatest reward and benefit. Participating in forums, chat groups or discussion boards sponsored by the organization is also a great way to grow your network. This allows you to use your peers as sounding boards and often make some great friends with the same interests as you.
- Create a network for women whether you’re ” In the Office , under the Hood or behind the Wheel”
- Promoting Safety
- Empower women
- Expand employment of women
- Improve & promote training standards
- Message public re: safety around large commercial vehicles
- Shift attitudes: Drivers as qualified professionals
- Promote retention
- Promote encouragement & unity between new & experienced drivers (women & men)
- Create Outreach programs for women whether your ” In the Office , under the Hood or behind the Wheel”
- Continuing education
Our purpose is to promote personal growth and responsibility whether your ” In the Office , under the Hood or behind the Wheel” , to create a recognizable shift toward qualified professionals who are entering the industry. This is not just an organization, this is a network . We hope you will join us…..
~ Choose a job YOU love, and YOU will never have to work a Day in YOUR Life ! ~ Confucius