CASTLEGAR, B.C. — Mountain Transport Institute (MTI) has launched a new week-long Mountain Driver Training course for truckers looking to gain mountain driving experience.
Currently there is no requirement for drivers licensed in Canada to learn how to safely and properly drive a loaded Class 1 vehicle in the mountains. However, MTI specializes in training drivers how to safely operate loaded vehicles on long, steep mountain grades, a skill the company says must be taught professionally and practiced to become proficient.
The new course will give drivers experience piloting loaded tridem or super B-train trailers through some of the most mountainous terrain in B.C.’s southern interior. The school is located within an hour of five different mountain passes allowing both new and experienced drivers to hone their skills.
"Most drivers have never received professional training for safely ascending and descending long, steep mountain grades," says MTI owner, Andy Roberts. "Our demanding terrain, expert training and qualified instructors develop confidence and skills on the longest and steepest grades in Canada. Making our highways safer for all users is our objective."
For information, contact Roberts at 877-965-3748. You can also visit MTI’s Web site at www.drivemti.com.
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