Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More Training Available for New Truck Drivers

by HQ Prince George

Prince George, B.C. - The B.C. Professional Truck Driver Training Program is back on the road.The industry developed and supported program aims to improve the skills of entry levels drivers and to connect trainees with employers.

President of the B.C. Trucking Association, Paul Landry, says until now there has been a lack of consistent training for new drivers.

He is excited about this pilot project that will give universal and hands-on lessons

Landry says the program will provide drivers with a lot more skills and knowledge primarily by way of more instruction behind the wheel, on the job training and on going mentoring for an extended period of time.

Landry says all of these things will result in truck drivers being much more equipment to fulfill their responsibilities.

This week marks National Trucking Week.

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Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table wishes to acknowledge the funding support from the Sector Council Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative led by Transport Canada.