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TTSAO puts focus on manual transmission training

TORONTO, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) held its annual general meeting in Toronto earlier this week and there was a lot of key issues discussed at the event.

The TTSAO took the time to discuss with attendees the the importance of TTSAO membered schools’ clients receiving training over the road on manual, non-synchronized transmissions.

“With membership’s unanimous vote to ensure all students receive a minimum number of hours on a non-synchronized transmission, they are sending the message that this is very important to our industry, for clients and for road safety in general,” said Madam President, Yvette Lagrois.

Every client who attends a TTSAO/MTCU approved school will spend a minimum of 24 hours of a 200-hour training program to education on manual transmissions.

“For us at TTSAO, it shows the industry, government and motoring public that the membered schools of TTSAO are committed to doing what is in the best interest of the public road safety. This decision was supported by 100% of the carrier membership of the TTSAO”, Lagrois said.

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1 Comment » for TTSAO puts focus on manual transmission training
  1. Bev Plummer says:

    I know of a TTSAO approved school who uses a 26′
    rental van with automatic transmission to train students for D license of course when these students went to try out for a job driving dump trucks they had know idea how to handle the unit.
    The students that had paid extra to be trained for “heavy transmission” got to bobtail around town for a few lessons to learn the 13 speed pattern.
    How does that compare to shifting a fully loaded dump truck ?
    Trying to talk them into buying an actual dump truck to train on fell on deaf ears.
    I think these schools that charge in excess of $8,000.00 should be required to supply the proper equipment for the job.
    Does TTSAO not inspect these schools?
    Or do they send someone who has no truck driving experience?
    ,,,,,,Or maybe they just hand out those plaques at a fancy dinner.
    All this talk about better training will go nowhere if the schools aren’t made to supply the proper equipment.

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