The trucking industry faces a shortage of skilled heavy vehicle drivers due to the industry’s aging workforce, the increasing freight task and competition from other industries, such as mining.
The QTA with the ATA and its Member Organisations are working to encourage more people to enter the industry in driving, operational and management roles.
The trucking industry employs 246,100 people around Australia. The average age of truck drivers is 43 years, and 97.5 per cent of the people in the industry are men.
The QTA, through the ATA Skills & Workforce Policy Group will: