Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled
The Class 1 licensing system does not ensure that Class 1 licence holders are adequately educated or trained to safely operate a commercial truck or commercial truck/trailer unit on public roadways;
As it is today, in some provinces and territories in Canada, a Class 1 licence holder can pass a Class 1 licensing test without mandatory education or training;
A Class 1 test can be taken with a day cab and flat deck trailer with little or no weight (depending on the provincial regulations), and the following day a newly licensed driver can take that licence and haul a load weighing over 63,000 kg across Canada on some of the most treacherous roads in the world; and
Professional truck driving is a very dangerous occupation and should be considered a skilled trade.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to:
1. Regulate the Class 1 commercial licensing process to be considered a nation wide skilled trade of professional drivers;
2. Modify the National Occupational Classification Code (NOC) to give individuals the opportunity to qualify for funding to support their training;
3. Develop and implement a common mandatory entry-level training curriculum and a graduated licensing system for Class 1 licence candidates; and
4. Require licensing bodies to collect and store information on the training provider and duration of training to be associated with the record of each commercial driver.
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