Alberta licence change not automatic

EDMONTON — A restriction on Alberta truckers testing in a vehicle with an automated transmission will not be going into effect just yet.

A notice from Alberta Transportation Driver Programs and Licensing Standards was circulated in November, which indicated drivers who took a road test for a class 1, 2 or 3 licence, using an automated transmission would be restricted to only operating vehicles with automated transmissions.

The restriction was supposed to begin Dec. 1, but according to Rob Blyth with Alberta Transportation, the change in licensing standards has been delayed.

The government will need some more time to get their systems updated before moving forward with the automated transmission restriction. There’s no indication when the change will take place, but another notice is expected to be posted prior to the change going into effect.

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