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SCARBOROUGH, Ont. - The president of the Truck Training Schools of Ontario says the province is willing to consider a long-sought crackdown on training standards for entry-level truck drivers. But he ...


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SCARBOROUGH, Ont. – The president of the Truck Training Schools of Ontario says the province is willing to consider a long-sought crackdown on training standards for entry-level truck drivers. But he needs to hear from you to make it happen.

While the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities seems willing to consider new standards for training wannabe truckers, benchmarks for their instructors and rules for training schools, Wayne Campbell says his association needs written submissions about the current state of driver training and what members of the industry want.

“We have heard the industry cry for better-trained, entry-level drivers in this province, and the result is safer roads for us all,” he says. “We’re now at the minister’s level. We can help make this happen.”

So far, his requests for written requests have fallen on deaf ears. But submissions made before mid-September could make a difference, he adds.

“Are we to think that everybody’s happy with the way things are? I don’t think so.”

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