CALGARY, Alta.–Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA), the industry group that represents bus and truck companies in Alberta, invited Alberta's commercial transport drivers, employers of commercial drivers license holders, and those involved in commercial driver training to participate in a survey about driver training and a proposed minimum training standard.
The survey can be obtained by going to www.amta.ca. It will be available until November 15.
The survey consists of 20 questions and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
Questions are primarily multiple-choice with opportunities to provide additional comments in some areas. Survey participants remain anonymous and the data collected will be used in aggregate terms.
"AMTA is exploring a minimum training standard for commercial drivers in Alberta," says Don Wilson, Executive Director of AMTA. "Many professional transport drivers already undergo extensive training that goes well beyond what is required for a provincial license. Yet at this time there is no recognition for that advanced training or the high-level of skill that professional drivers attain."
University of Alberta researchers who are conducting work for AMTA on a minimum driver-training standard will use data from the survey.