In response to the recent accident involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, there has been a lot of discussions surrounding the requirements for drivers to receive their Class 1 training.
SGI has released the following statement regarding possible standardized training for Class 1 drivers:
"On April 25th, SGI sent an internal bulletin to driver instructors regarding the possibility of introducing standardized training for Class 1 commercial drivers in Saskatchewan. I can confirm that SGI and the Government of Saskatchewan have been in consultations with industry and stakeholders looking at implementing standardized training for Class 1 drivers. As the bulletin indicates, these consultations began in July 2017."
"While no decision has been made to implement standardized Class 1 training in Saskatchewan, SGI will continue consultations to determine the potential structure of a standardized training program. Those discussions include content of the curriculum and the number of hours of training that would be required."
Currently, Ontario has a mandatory truck driving training program that consists of 103.5 hours.