The Torch Newsroom
ONTARIO -- Drivers training is becoming mandatory for all of those who wish to become Class-A truck drivers.
Starting July 1. 2017, entry-level training will need to be completed at a province approved driving school before they attempt to take their road test for a Class-A truck driving license.
The program will take approximately four to six weeks to complete and will ensure road safety for all drivers out there.
Over the past year, many people have been killed on the 400-series highways in collisions involving trucks, whose drivers were believed to be inadequately prepared to drive such machinery which adds up to 1.83 per cent of the driving population.
"The safety of all users of Ontario's roads and highways is our top priority. The introduction of mandatory training in addition to knowledge and road tests is designed to ensure that commercial truck drivers are properly trained before they are tested,” said Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca.
While this new legislation is a year out, many are still wondering what will happen to those truck drivers on the road right now without the proper training.