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The subsequent panel discussion, entitled The Future of Trucking, was moderated by Truck West magazine, a Newcom Business Media publication. Panelists included Randy Fleming, District Sales Manager for Volvo; Cass Pidmen, a driver for C.S. Day Transport; Heather Day, owner of C.S. Day Transport; Kyle Favel, owner of Favel Transportation; Brenda Cuthbert, HR Manager for Siemens Transportation Group; and Mackenzie Lapchuk (Technical), Cervus Equipment Peterbilt.

Addressing technological and demographic changes in the industry, the discussion touched upon several issues, including an aging workforce, attracting Millennials to the industry, and strategies and tactics to create a sustainable workforce.

The AGM continued with guest speaker Meghan McCreary from MLT Aikins, who spoke about the “legalization of marijuana from an employers’ perspective.” She expressed the main concerns employees would have and proposed ways in handling these for the betterment of both parties.

 

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