Fuel efficiency is important to any size fleet. Train your drivers to be fuel champions.
SmartDriver for Highway Trucking now offers:
• Free online training
for fleet drivers and
instruction at a driving
school near you
• An On-Road Practicum
to test and perfect
• A Certificate of Achievement
to confirm that you are a
To learn more, visit the Natural Resources Canada FleetSmart website at: www.FleetSmart.NRCan.gc.ca
The SmartDriver for Highway Trucking (SDHT) training program helps heavy‑duty truck drivers improve their fuel efficiency by up to 35%. In addition to protecting personal income and industry competitiveness, SDHT benefits include reduced
greenhouse gas emissions, less vehicle wear and tear, and increased safety.
The TTSAO Insurance Group would like to update all member schools on the subject of insurance acceptability of course curriculum. To clarify, non-fleet insurance and fleet insurance are deemed to have different standards when applying the rule of driver eligibility. Currently, for non-fleet policies, only the full AZ 200+ hour courses are being accepted by some insurers. The minimum 103.5 MELT basic standard has not been accepted by any insurer on a non-fleet insurance basis as of yet. Fleet insurance eligibility is determined between the fleet itself and their insurer and would be decided on a case by case basis.
The TTSAO Insurance Group is formed from member insurance companies supporting the training and employment of new and experienced students graduating from certified training facilities within the TTSAO (Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario. www.ttsao.com
TTSAO was honoured by the Ministry of Transportation for outstanding contribution and commitment to the Province of Ontario MELT program. The TTSAO has been an integral part of helping the Ministry of Transportation with designing the Mandatory Entry Level Training Program implemented in 2017 ensuring new drivers are trained properly. The TTSAO began meetings in early stages and was recognized at the PMTC conference for their efforts. The TTSAO is working to make the trucking industry a better place.
The TTSAO envisions that through the co-operation and joint efforts of all schools involved and the industry itself, specific standards and educational programs can be set for drivers that will not only prove more realistic but much more effective than those currently being put into place by various government agencies.
“Striving For Success In Training”
For more information on the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario please email email@example.com call 1-866-475-9436 or visit www.ttsao.com
The TTSAO Board of Directors held their June meeting at the PMTC Conference in Niagara Falls. Here are some pictures from the event.
Photos by Niko Charlambous
About the PMTC
The PMTC is recognized as the voice of private trucking in Canada. We regularly field calls from trade press seeking PMTC opinions on subjects of interest to the trucking industry. PMTC President Mike Millian also has a monthly column in a leading industry magazine to promote the views of private carriers. www.pmtc.ca