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Issues with Class 1 driver licensing

Issues with Class 1 driver licensing

Reading Time: < 1 minute “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 […] Read more

The province needs to lower the barriers for farmers and farm workers seeking the Class 1 licence needed to operate a tractor trailer, say the chairs of 13 farm groups.

Class 1 licensing problems need to be addressed, say farm leaders

Costly new training requirements and testing backlog among the issues facing many farmers

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than a dozen farm groups in Alberta are calling on the province to further delay the implementation of new Class 1 licensing rules, and find ways to make it less costly for those farmers and their workers seeking one. Those new training rules — called Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) — were brought in […] Read more