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…
Opinion: Governments failing us when it comes to driver training
Driver training should not be the huge problem that it is. It just shouldn't. If we were truly serious about it, we would have resolved the issue decades ago. Yet here we are, needing the Humboldt tragedy to focus our collective mind on solutions. And even with that impetus, we're really nowhere close to doing it right.
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.
National truck driver training standard is in the works, but will it be mandatory?
MONTREAL, Que. – Canada’s federal government is committing to introduce a national truck driver training standard by January 2020, but it will still be up to individual provinces and territories to decide whether that training is mandatory.
National truck driver training standard promised by 2020
Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau (right), discusses the communique with fellow transportation ministers following their meeting in Montreal. (Photo: Steve Bouchard) MONTREAL, Que. – Canada’s transportation ministers have committed to…