Ontario Transport Minister Steven Del Duca was a guest on the latest episode of Trucker Radio News & Talk, available now on TruckerRadioTalk.com. He discusses Ontario’s plan to introduce mandatory training for entry-level drivers.
The interview is conducted by hosts Stan Campbell and Tim Denis, with KRTS president Kim Richardson appearing as a guest host for the segment. Del Duca talks of the importance of highway safety in Ontario and the province’s willingness to take a leadership position in mandating training for entry-level commercial drivers.
Also on this week’s show is The Dancing Trucker. Yes, you read that right. John Drury, a pro driver from Cincinnati, Ohio, talks about losing 100 lbs through his passion for dance and explains how he is trying to motivate other drivers to become healthier.
Truck News editor James Menzies gives a fresh – and potentially controversial – take on fuel-efficiency training for drivers. Who needs it?, he asks. Today’s trucks – when spec’d appropriately to utilize existing technology – won’t really let a driver be inefficient.
The ‘Ed & Al’ show returns, featuring a couple good ol’ boys from down south who have some progressive thoughts on how to attract and retain new drivers to the industry.
Terry Shaw, head of the Manitoba Trucking Association, discusses new funding from the federal government for the training of truck drivers and managers in Western Canada. And of course – another Dufus Driver story from Denis.
As well, Erb Group is welcomed as a show sponsor and we share details of an upcoming career fair with the company – one of the recently named Best 20 Fleets to Drive For.
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