Let’s close the licensing mills

Dear Editor,

To have new drivers with the knowledge they need for entry-level trucking , we need to get truck schools up to a certain criteria. Let’s get rid of all the $500-and-we’ll-get-you-an-A-licence types.

More good, experienced OTR drivers are needed for the ongoing training of new drivers. After all, we all learned from asking questions and being helped by other drivers.

I believe the new driver who asks for help is the one who will become a true professional.

To run a good school costs money, and you have to compete with the $500 special. If companies would not hire from these schools, they wouldn’t exist. Let’s not put all the blame for inadequate training on the rookie.

Bev Plummer

Barrie, Ont.

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