The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has recently introduced a mandatory four to six week entry-level training course for commercial Class A truck drivers. The new Commercial Truck Driver Training Standard (Class A) will be available early July, 2016.
Individuals seeking a Class A license in Ontario on or after July 1, 2017 will need to successfully complete mandatory entry-level training before attempting the Class A road test. Individuals who already have a Class A license before this date will not be required to take training.
Quick facts regarding this implementation:
- Mandatory entry-level training will be delivered by Private Career Colleges, Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology and recognized authorities under the Ministry of Transportation’s Driver Certification Program.
- A Class A licence is needed to drive a commercial motor vehicle towing a trailer that exceeds 4,600 kg.
- Mandatory entry-level training course completion will be recorded by approved training providers on a provincial web-based system and verified by Drive Test Centres prior to allowing an applicant to attempt a Class A road test.
- In 2014, there were approximately 291,155 large trucks in Ontario and 191,291 Class A drivers, representing 1.83 per cent of the entire driving population.
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