MTI keeps sending new truck drivers down the mountain

OTTAWA — Mountain Transport Institute of Castlegar, B.C. says that it is about to graduate its 100th consecutive class of Earning Your Wheels students.

The intensive 12 week training program developed by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) provides minimum of 120 hours in the classroom and 85 hours behind the wheel. This is followed by a minimum of 100 hours behind the wheel during four weeks of supervised workplace experience with a partnering carrier.

MTI was founded in 1998. It was first accredited by CTHRC in 2003 and has since graduated more than 500 Earning Your Wheels students.

The training center’s president Andy Roberts is also designated as a "master trainer" by CTHRC, which allows him to train Earning Your Wheels Instructors across Canada. 

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