Submit your comments on the proposed National Occupational Standard

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OTTAWA, Ont. – There’s only one week left for Canadian fleet managers, drivers and others in the industry to share their opinions on the proposed National Occupational Standard.

The draft standard was designed to help clearly define a truck driver’s job and includes a list of the knowledge and skills that a commercial driver need to demonstrate. The standard can be downloaded at and comments have to be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on January 16.

The standard has been developed over the past year through Trucking HR Canada’s Driving the Future project, supported by the Canadian Trucking Alliance and every provincial trucking association.

Go to the Trucking HR Canada Web site to submit your comments.

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  • I agree with a national basic standard, but some of the old school small carriers, that are still around just want drivers in the seats. Drivers are responsible for the equipment they are driving 100% but when they have and report problems to the carrier it is sometimes perceived as whining or a know it all, This attitude has to change. If a driver reports a minor defect, or an annoying problem with their equipment it should be fixed if it is a major problem ans a safety issue the equipment should not be driven. That said the driver should not lose any pay while waiting for it to be fixed. The old school carriers need to get up with the times.