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Jul 18, 2016

WOMEN IN TRUCKING * Canada - Drivers' shortage

* Prince Edward Islands - Trucking industry wants more women behind the wheel

--- Industry facing a shortage of 30,000 by 2020 nationwide... The Island's trucking industry is facing a major shortage of workers, and officials hope women will step up to help fill the gap... According to the P.E.I. Trucking Sector Council, truckers are aging and many are set to retire in the next several years... Executive director Brian Oulton says approximately 30,000 truck drivers are needed nationwide by 2020, several hundred on Prince Edward Island.... Jobs 'everywhere' on the Island... Oulton said many trucking jobs on the Island go unfilled, and getting more women behind the wheel would make a big difference... 
(Photo by Jessica Doria-Brown/CBC - Amy Herring loves driving a truck because, 'You see a lot, and every trip is different')  --  London, ONT, CAN - CBC News, by Jessica Doria-Brown - Jul 15, 2016

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