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Driver Appreciation Week for New Students

Driver Appreciation Week for New Students New-driver-Picture

“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 […]

JONES DELAURIERS INSURANCE MANAGEMENT INC

JONES DELAURIERS INSURANCE MANAGEMENT INC Jones Deslauriers Logo

We would like to welcome Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management Inc as a new Associate Member with the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario. Glad to have you on board. Jones DesLauriers is a Navacord broker partner, one of Canada’s largest commercial insurance brokers. We are pleased to formally announce this partnership, and be known as […]

Truck Driver Student to Business Owner Timeline

Truck Driver Student to Business Owner Timeline truck driver in drivers cab

This question comes up all the time in class, “When should I buy a truck?” This is a very hard question to answer because it is based on a number of variables such as the experience of the person, determination for success, and mindset or business acumen. Not everyone should buy a truck or be […]

PMTC and TTSAO disappointed with Ontario’s decision to delay implementation of the Manual Restriction

PMTC and TTSAO disappointed with Ontario’s decision to delay implementation of the Manual Restriction Striving for Excellence in Training

The Province of Ontario is currently the only jurisdiction in all of Canada and the United Statesthat allows someone to take their class A road test in an automatic or automated manualtransmission, and if passed, provide them with a fully unrestricted license. This allows them todrive a standard truck, with possibly as many as 18 […]

Why Must I Take Entry Level Training to Become a Truck Driver?

Why Must I Take Entry Level Training to Become a Truck Driver? Students-in-class

Why must I take “Entry Level Training” (E.L.T.) to become a truck driver when I have someone who can teach me at home? That’s a question we get often at the Truck Training School Association of Ontario. Having a parent or other family member train you to get your licence was common practice in previous […]

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