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Continued DriveTest strike could mean layoffs for Ontario training facility

CALEDONIA, Ont. -- KRTS Transportation Specialists could layoff 50-60% of its truck training division staff if...


CALEDONIA, Ont. — KRTS Transportation Specialists could layoff 50-60% of its truck training division staff if the DriveTest strike is not resolved in two to three weeks, according to company president, Kim Richardson. KRTS is one of Canada’s largest training facilities.

 

“We have heard the dissatisfaction of the DriveTest examiners first-hand since (UK-based business services firm) Serco took over the road testing in the province,” said Richardson.

 

Richarson noted that despite the economy’s attempts at a rebound, lack of driver training will impact trucking companies looking to hire entry-level drivers to move freight. He also noted that students attending a Private Career College working towards an AZ or DZ licence “will remain on unemployment affecting every tax payer in the country.”

 

“At the end of the day we have a very close working relationship with many of the DriveTest centres and their staff across the province. These are good people who need to be treated properly,” added Richardson.


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