Prince Edward Island

PEI reduces minimum truck licensing age

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI - Eighteen-year-olds in the last stages of graduated licensing will now be able to earn Class 3 truck driving licences under amendments to Prince Edward Island's Highway Traffic Act -- aligning with other provinces and territories. A Class 3 licence applies to a truck or combination above 14,000 kilograms, including special equipment or gooseneck trailers. The amendments were made as of a result of the Federation of Agriculture's request to the government to help alleviate a shortage of truck drivers.