Canadian Shipper


March 26, 2019

Manitoba to require mandatory training for truck drivers starting Sept. 1

Winnipeg, MB — Commercial truck drivers in Manitoba will be required to complete just over 120 hours of training before taking to the province’s roads and highways. Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says mandatory training for new Class 1 truck drivers is to begin Sept. 1. Schuler says the government had been looking at mandatory training since 2012, but the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan last year underlined its necessity. He says the government received support in consultations with groups that included the trucking industry, agriculture sector, municipalities and small commercial carriers. Manitoba is giving the agriculture sector a one-year grace period, so the new training doesn’t interfere with this year’s start of the farming season. Currently, a driver can get a Class 1