Hyndman opens driver training centre

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Celadon group and its subsidiary, Hyndman Transport are opening a new training centre in Wroxeter, Ont.

The training sessions will be offered monthly at the facility. The program is free (as long as you log 120,000 miles for the company after completing the training) and includes two weeks of basic training aimed at the AZ license and six weeks of supervised driving. They hope to train 75 drivers in the first year of operation.

“Similar to what Celadon is experiencing in the States with scarcity of qualified drivers, the driver shortage is here to stay in Canada as well,” said Mike Campbell, president of Hyndman. “Celadon has had great success with their training centre in Indianapolis and we plan to duplicate the results at our school at Hyndman.”

John Kellie, manager of safety and compliance at Hyndman added: “For more than 75 years, Hyndman has been on the cutting edge of trucking innovations in Canada. The opening of our driver training centre is the latest initiative that demonstrates our commitment to ensuring we can continue to provide excellent service in truckload transportation throughout the Canadian provinces and beyond.”

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