We really enjoyed the article about testing requirements for senior drivers. (March Truck News, cover).We are impacted by this issue and would like to see the rules changed. In the meantime, how about allowing the senior to use an automated transmission for the test and adding a restriction to his/her licence that would allow driving automated trucks only?
This would solve the problem for owner/operators that have automated transmissions. They would not have to go to the expense and trouble to rent a different vehicle and could re-test on a standard later if the need arose.
This would mean that the MTO does not have to “lower” their criteria.Win/win, I’d say!
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