Category: Industry Professionalism

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Oct 5 2021

Learning from the Humboldt Truck Incident

The Humboldt truck / bus incident has come to the forefront recently due to a National Television Network doing a special edition story on the truck driver that killed 16 people and injured 13 others on a bus carrying a hockey team that crashed in a remote highway crossing. The driver is currently serving time […]

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Sep 21 2021

Two Years of Experience – The Benchmark to Truck Driver Freedom

“If I complete the truck driver training course do I have two years of experience?” We discuss this question and hopefully clarify this question for you. Two years experience is when the transportation world will open up to you. At the two year point the insurance industry feels you have enough experience and ease restrictions […]

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Sep 7 2021

Driver Appreciation Week for New Students

“What is Driver Appreciation Week?” asked the student in the back row. Truck Driver Appreciation Week or National Trucking Week as it’s known here in Canada are two weeks back to back in September each year that celebrate the truck driver and the people that work in transportation. As you may or may not know […]

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Jun 7 2021

Does Certified Training Include Certified Trainers

In a recent article I wrote about certified training and why new drivers need to ensure the training they receive from a facility will offer them the best advantage for employment in the future. Does that certified training include certified trainers? How will that affect the training you get and the way you receive it? […]

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May 31 2021

The Importance of Certified Driver Training

You read about it all the time, a student promised a job after completing a partial course by a trucking school and then in the end it falls through. You hear stories of students that were promised their licence to drive a truck for a mere $500. Then there are the stories of countless students […]

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Feb 12 2020

Training Schools Focus on Carrier Based Training

There are a number of things that differentiate one school over another such as instruction styles, courses available, longevity in the industry, and commitment to professionalism. The focus for any good school should be the student and their success after the course in the workplace for their chosen career path. Over the years I have […]

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