EDMONTON, Alta. — Alberta drivers who take their Class 1, 2 or 3 road test with a truck equipped with an automated transmission will be restricted to operating vehicles with automated or automatic transmissions effective Dec. 1, Trucknews.com has learned.
Drivers who pass their Class 1, 2 or 3 road test with a manual transmission-equipped vehicle will not be restricted.
Alberta defines an automated transmission as one where “the transmission manufacturer’s operating instructions indicate that the driver does not need to use a clutch to shift gears except for starting off and stopping” and/or “the transmission automatically shifts gears without the driver having to move a gear shift lever.”
So in other words, Eaton’s AutoShift three-pedal transmission understandably qualifies as an automated transmission. For more info on the change, contact Alberta Transportation Driver Programs and Licensing Standards at 780-427-8901 in Edmonton or 403-297-6679 in Calgary. (You can call toll-free at 310-0000).
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