Issues with Class 1 driver licensing

Issues with Class 1 driver licensing
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“Issues with training and testing” continue to plague farmers and farm workers trying to obtain Class 1 Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) equivalency, say the province’s big four crop commissions.

The equivalency allows Class 3 drivers (with at least two years of experience) to get their Class 1 licence needed to drive a tractor trailer with far fewer in-class training hours.

But “a lack of sufficient training and testing capacity and other systematic issues” continues to be a problem for many trying to meet the March 1 deadline for taking the MELT road test, say the wheat, barley, canola and pulse commissions.

It urges those who encountered problems to contact Alberta Transportation (at [email protected] or 780-427-8230), their MLA, or one of the commissions.

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