LANGLEY, B.C. — After learning from Truck News that two Lower Mainland carriers have been accused of being involved in the Delta Driving School fraud investigation, the B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) has called for an investigation.
Police told Truck News that two carriers in the Lower Mainland hired unqualified graduates of Calgary-based Delta Driving School to falsify logbooks in order to keep trucks on the road for longer periods of time.
"All the information we’ve gathered indicates the…majority of untrained and unskilled Class 1 drivers probably aren’t getting behind the wheel," Det. Gord Robertson told Truck News. "Our understanding is that there are at least two companies in the Lower Mainland (of B.C.) that are knowingly hiring Class 1 holders they know can’t drive to do log-splitting on the long hauls."
The Insurance Corp. of B.C. (ICBC) has been re-testing drivers who attended Delta Driving School and most drivers have failed the re-test. For a full report on the Delta Driving School charges, see the April issue of Truck News and Truck West.
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