U.S. Trucking Companies Recruiting Long-Ignored Women
JoTo PR client, John Kearney, CEO of Advanced Training Systems, is featured in a Sourcing Journal article titled, Trucker Shortage Set to Double Spurs Industry to Recruit Women.
Advanced Training Systems, a maker of virtual simulators for motor vehicle operators, cites data from the American Trucking Association (ATA) projecting that the current driver shortage is set to double over the next decade.
Long-haul trucking is the hardest hit,” said John Kearney, CEO of Advanced Training Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of virtual simulators for driver training. “To address this problem, U.S. trucking companies are widening their recruiting efforts to include a segment of the population they have long ignored—women. Women have concerns, however, about going into the field. The industry is seeking to address those concerns and make the environment safer and better for women. The emphasis on simulator training bears out what we’ve been saying for a long time: it should be mandatory for the whole industry, just as it is for pilots. Another big factor is automatic transmissions, which is making it an easier job for everybody. There’s a lot more to do, but we are committed to making trucking a profession a woman can successfully start with and stay with.”
Advanced Training Systems (ATS) is a technology and engineering firm that has revolutionized the design and manufacture of high-tech simulator systems to improve training for operators of all types of motor-powered vehicles. ATS, the holder of multiple patents in its field, is dedicated to providing cutting-edge adaptive training at an affordable cost to all involved in the transportation industry, resulting in more qualified drivers/operators and safer streets. For more information, visit www.atstrainingsystems.com
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