DRIVER SHORTAGE: A new website launching in August aims to address the driver shortage.
DRIVER SHORTAGE: A new website launching in August aims to address the driver shortage.

Industry-first website aims to address skills shortage

WITH driver shortage being the biggest challenges facing the transport industry, NatRoad with the support of PACCAR and Dealer Industry Fund announced the establishment of an industry-first website that will provide a conduit between employers and employees. 

The website which will go live in August, is dedicated specifically to transport with resources for employers and job seekers including:

  • Training and career paths options
  • Industry vacancies across various streams
  • Transport specific portal for employers to list jobs
  • Access to an efficient online process to manage your recruitment

"Addressing the skills shortage and attracting younger workers to the road transport industry is a priority for NatRoad,” said CEO Warren Clark at NatRoad's annual conference in Brisbane this week.

"The industry needs 50,000 drivers now and will need 120,000 more truck drivers over the next five years. With the launch of the website, we will create real value for the road transport industry to identify and train the aspiring professionals of tomorrow.

"Currently, there is no dedicated platform available to both job seekers and employers to source information on opportunities and career paths available within the industry. The website will provide employers with a massive opportunity to engage directly with highly qualified candidates.”

For more information and to participate in the project employers and associations can get in touch with NatRoad. 

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