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TTSAO hosting roundtable on mandatory entry level driver training

HAMILTON, Ont. – The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) is hosting a roundtable next week to focus on improving the safety of Ontario’s roads and highways.

Steven Del Duca, Ontario minister of transportation is scheduled to attend the event where mandatory entry level training standards for entry level commercial drivers will be discussed. Last fall, the provincial government announced its plans to consult the trucking industry on plans to roll out mandatory commercial vehicle training as an effort to increase safety.

“There is still lots of heavy lifting to do regarding the entry level training standards and TTSAO is happy to be a lead partner with government in this initiative,” said Yvette Lagrois, president of TTSAO.

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 25th at the Marriott Hotel in Toronto. After the roundtable, Minister Del Duca will be available to the media.

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  1. Dan says:

    It would be great to see something concrete that all schools had to adhere to. As an instructor, I find it absolutely rediculous when my boss says ” we cannot tell the students how many hours to purchase” to become a truck driver. Too often, people come into our school and ask for 10 hours of training and I have to smile and take them out. I am a very good trainer, but I am not a magician!!! And when they fail, they don’t want more hours, just another road test. We need a minimum standard legislated yesterday!!!

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