KRTS launches new MTCU-approved trucking and construction program

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CALEDONIA, Ont. — KRTS Transportation Specialists announced today that it has received approval from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to launch a new program.

The program, called Transportation and Construction Express, will certify clients in trucking, construction and warehouse. It also includes a Professional Truck Driver Institute certificate.

“For our team, it is all about employability and retention in the transportation industry,” said Kim Richardson, president of KRTS.  “We want to ensure the graduates of KRTS have the best opportunity for employment and retention in the industry.”

Once successfully completing the course, a student will be qualified to work  in trucking, construction or warehouse distribution.

“Simply put, an individual who enrolls in the program and successfully graduates should never be unemployed again,” said Richardson. “During our research and development process, we learned a number of things. Good carriers support and want entry-level drivers with a PTDI certificate. Construction companies want operators who can move equipment. Third, the transportation industry’s warehouse sector is experiencing a shortage of properly certified forklift operators.”

To apply, you must be 18 years old, have at least completed grade 10 (or equivalent) and hold a G-class driver’s licence. You must also pass an MTO medical and written exam, supply a criminal record and driver’s abstract.

Enrolment is available immediately. The program lasts a total of seven weeks. For more info, contact Kim Richardson, at 1-800-771-8171 x201 or


Wade Evans and Steven Sault, KRTS students pictured with a training unit.
Wade Evans and Steven Sault, KRTS students pictured with a training unit.
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