The Manitoba Trucking Association exists to develop and maintain a safe and healthy business environment for its industry members and has been doing so since 1932. First and foremost, they are an advocacy group working on behalf of the trucking industry – they are the voice of the trucking industry in Manitoba.
The Manitoba Trucking Association plays many key roles in the industry, one of which is offering training opportunities for truck drivers and those working in the industry to brush up on their skills and maybe even learn some new ones.
Upcoming Sessions to Help you add to your Skill Toolbox
Professional Driver Improvement – is a one-day training session for experienced, professional drivers with at least one year of experience behind the wheel. The purpose of this session is to fine-tune your driver skills and includes topics such as Attitidue, Image, and Public Relations; Fatigue, Alertness, and Driver Condition; Air Brakes; Defensive Driving; Adverse Conditions; Backing, and more.
Session Dates: July 18, 2019, September 19, 2019, and November 14, 2019.
LCV Course for Drivers – is a Canadian Trucking Alliance Course for experienced professional drivers and meets the regulatory requirements of LCV drivers in MB, SK, AB, and BC. This course consists of four hours in the classroom and a three-hour road test and requires a list of pre-requisites to be met before being taken.
Session Dates: July 19, 2019, September 20, 2019, and November 15, 2019
Cargo Securement Course – This half-day course will meet the needs of any driver, shipper, or claims department personnel, who have had to deal with cargo that does not come in a nice neat package!
Session Dates: July 23, 2019, and November 26, 2019
Hours of Service Course – This half-day course is for new drivers or drivers who need to refresh their understanding of the Canadian and US HOS legislation. This is a great course for drivers, dispatchers, shippers and customer service personnel and will help ensure that everyone on the team is moving freight in a timely, safe, and compliant manner.
Session Dates: August 13, 2019, October 22, 2019, and December 3, 2019
Transporting Dangerous Goods – This half-day course is designed to help drivers, shippers, carriers, and receivers who handle dangerous goods better understand the regulations and responsibilities of transporting dangerous goods.
Session Dates: August 12, 2019, October 23, 2019, and December 4, 2019
Developing and learning skills for the job will help you further your professional career as a truck driver and help ensure the safety of all motorists on the roadways. If you have any questions about the training opportunities we’ve listed here, please contact the Manitoba Trucking Association directly by visiting them online or calling them at 204-632-6600