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B.C. driver training program delayed until fall due to lack of funding

LANGLEY, B.C. - B.C.'s Professional Truck Driver Training Program has hit a speed bump due to lack of funding, local media reports.


LANGLEY, B.C. –B.C.’s Professional Truck Driver Training Program has hit a speed bump due to lack of funding, local media reports.

Paul Landry, head of the B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) told the Surrey Leader that “funding issues” have delayed the roll out of the program till fall. It was initially set to launch in the spring.

The program raises the bar for truck driver training in the province and is based on the Canadian Trucking Human Resources’ Earning Your Wheels program.

The program involves eight weeks of classroom and driving time followed by four weeks of on-the-job training and then 1,000 hours of solo driving. At the end, the driver receives a Certificate of Qualification.


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