If you're planning to attend this week's International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA)'s Distribution Solutions Conference, be sure to pencil in time to attend one of the Transportation tracks.
"Steering the Next Generation Toward Careers in Trucking" will take place Sept. 15, 2:30-3:15 p.m. in Tampa, Fla.
Attracting young people into professional trucking careers isn’t just important – it’s a five-alarm fire situation for an industry that relies on a robust transportation workforce.
Moderated by Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive, this session will focus on proactive steps that companies can take to invest in this critical pipeline, from collaborations with school systems to internal CDL pathway programs.
Speakers include Lindsey Trent, president and co-founder, Next Generation in Trucking Association; Scott LaHaie, transportation business change manager, Gordon Food Service; and Dave Dein, co-founder, Next Generation in Trucking Association and teacher at Patterson High School.
IFDA's Distribution Solutions Conference is an annual event where leaders in operations, transportation and technology gather with industry leaders, innovators and disruptors to chart the future of foodservice distribution.
Let's meet up!