To drive a truck today, all you have to do is to take a knowledge and road test at a DriveTest Centre to get your Class A licence. There are no mandatory or required courses to take. Some drivers might participate in voluntary training with a training organization and some companies also offer their own training programs. All that is about to change – MTO officials confirmed that in the next few weeks, Ontario’s Transportation Minister will be introducing the MELT (Mandatory Entry-Level Training).
This new proposal will require new applicants for a Class A licence, to successfully complete a mandatory entry-level training course prior to attempting the road tests. The introduction of mandatory training, in addition to the testing requirements, is designed to ensure that commercial truck drivers [...]