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Andy Transport offering free training for new drivers

SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Que. — Andy Transport has announced the opening of a new internal driver training center, which will train new drivers to obtain their Class 1 licences and then offer them employment immediately upon completion.

If graduating drivers stay with the company for a pre-determined amount of time, they’ll be reimbursed for all costs related to the training and internship, the company announced. Andy Transport says it’s the first Quebec-based carrier to offer such schooling.

“It may seem like a paradox, but while there is a shortage of truck drivers all over North America, new drivers have trouble getting hired. That’s why we have created a safe and structured one-stop shop for those who wish to enter the industry and join our company,” said Andreea Crisan, executive vice-president, Andy Transport.

The program has been in development since April when it welcomed its first group of truck drivers.

Training includes: theory, simulation lessons and on-road practice. Once drivers obtain their Class 1, they’re paired with an experienced driver-trainer. Next, if they meet Andy’s requirements, they’re hired and sent out on their own.

Andy Transport acquired a simulator in June to assist with the training.

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4 Comments » for Andy Transport offering free training for new drivers
  1. Mahdi says:

    Hi,I’ve got my license class 1 for since 7 months ago,i ‘m looking job as hwy driver,i worked about 3 months in montreal for delivery,do you have opportunity for new driver?thanks.

  2. Nazari says:

    Hi! I have got my learner permit so I need to practice on the road and wanna be a member of Andy

  3. Harry Rudolfs Harry Rudolfs says:

    this is a great idea, they’ll have to screen the candidates well, but this will give Andy a leg up on recruiting

  4. Sanjar rostami says:

    Hi I am looking for long distance job I have 16 years on flat bed and one year on refer and van do you have any opening.

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