Entry-level driver training moves forward at national level
Federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau joins Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit to discuss actions at the annual meeting of the Council of Ministers responsible for Transportation and Highway…
Simulators, VR systems enhance driver training
BEAMSVILLE, Ont. – The developers at iMVR Canada live in a world that straddles the virtual and reality. Their work spaces overlook actual tractor-trailers pulling through a local truck stop; the trucks on their computer screens travel no further than a hard drive. There is a clear connection between the two worlds, though.
New Alberta test track part of a broader vision
EDMONTON, Alta. – One of the newest and largest training facilities for Canada’s trucking industry features a few tools that none of the others have. Edmonton’s five-acre test track and truck simulator are rare enough, but they also happen to share space with simulators for training on a 737 or helicopter.
Ontario tractor-trailer apprenticeship program, tax credits in question
TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario’s decision to dissolve the province’s College of Trades has placed a voluntary apprenticeship program for tractor-trailer drivers in limbo, with some fleets now wondering about the future of tax benefits for apprentices they helped to train.