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  • Vigillo and J.J. Keller partner to improve driver safety

    October 2, 2016 12:46PM by Truck West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Vigillo and J.J. Keller and Associates have partnered to create the Prescriptive Analytics Solution to identify unsafe behavior in drivers and appropriate training. Training will be provided by J.J. Keller, which is a provider of truck

  • AMTA partnership with BIS enhances online health and safety training

    January 28, 2016 10:29AM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) and BIS Training Solutions have turned safety into an collaborative effort, joining forces to deliver both classroom and online workplace health, safety and high-risk activities training courses. The partnership launches in

  • Celadon renames driving schools

    November 18, 2015 11:58AM by Truck News

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Celadon has renamed its driving schools in the US and Canada to Celadon Driving Academy. Previously, they were known as Quality Drivers School. The name change takes effect immediately at all locations in the US and Canada,

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    TTSAO 2016 Annual Conference

    November 6, 2015 2:16PM by Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario

    Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario is excited to announce their first ever annual Conference! The 2016 Conference will kick-off with Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on February 23, 2016 starting at 6:00pm. On February 24th, John G. Smith, Publisher and


    October 28, 2015 2:22PM by James Menzies

    Andy Transport has taken bold steps to address the driver shortage, by opening its own internal training center. Drivers who graduate with a Class 1 licence are offered employment at the company. If they stay for a pre-determined length of

  • Andy Transport offering free training for new drivers

    October 28, 2015 8:07AM by Truck News

    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

  • TTSAO diversifies board of directors

    August 6, 2015 8:51PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSA) has added three people to its Board of Directors. The new additions are: Ed Popkie, president of 5th Wheeel Training Institute; Mike Millian, president of the Private Motor Truck

  • PMTC announces scholarship for aspiring professional drivers

    July 28, 2015 2:07PM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) is offering to pay for the complete training of an aspiring professional driver on behalf of one of its members. The new scholarship will cover up to $5,000 for

  • TTSAO, Province of Ontario look to crack down on substandard training providers

    May 13, 2015 3:26PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) and the province of Ontario have been in talks over cracking down on substandard driver training operators they say are exploiting a loophole to offer cheap, ineffective training. The

  • Private fleets partner with TTSAO in face of worsening driver shortage

    April 17, 2015 1:05PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council (PMTC) of Canada has partnered with the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) to help member fleets find well-trained drivers. The PMTC says its member fleets are beginning to suffer from

  • The importance of mentors

    March 6, 2015 11:38AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — Joanne Mackenzie still remembers her first long-haul trip as a professional driver. Sent to New Jersey with a newly-minted licence and practically no on-the-job experience, and told to follow another driver who’d been on the job just

  • Plans to implement Ontario’s mandatory entry-level driver training move forward

    February 25, 2015 7:18PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Last fall, Ontario’s provincial government announced its plans to consult the trucking industry on plans to introduce mandatory entry-level commercial driver training to improve safety across provincial roadways. And today pending plans to introduce the new program

  • Pro-Tread hits milestone with seven millionth lesson completed

    February 24, 2015 7:29AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, Wash. — Pro-Tread, an online training tool for drivers with lessons delivered via smartphone and tablet, celebrated the completion of its seven millionth course recently. It was completed by Ryder System driver James Ekins, who finished the Avoiding Fixed

  • Feds to fund truck driver, manager training in Western Canada

    January 25, 2015 9:26PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — The federal government on Friday announced with the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) that it was making available $268,000 to support training in the Western Canadian trucking industry. The announcement was made by Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian

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    Bendix reaches milestone with online brake school

    January 22, 2015 6:10AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix says its online brake school has experienced significant growth, delivering more than 750,000 courses since March 2013. Total registration has reached more than 25,000 users, Bendix reports. “We now offer more than 50 courses through the