Entry-level training to get trucking licence in N.W.T. will be mandatory as of January

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Northwest Territories residents who want to get their Class 1 license — needed to drive semi-trailers and tractor trailers — will have to go through mandatory entry-level training (MELT), beginning January 2022.

Right now in the N.W.T., drivers take a practical and theoretical exam to get their Class 1 licence. Training is not mandatory, although many trucking companies provide it.

The new MELT program is being finalized and will consist of some in-class material, in-cab training and in-yard training, according to the government of the Northwest Territories.

“This will enhance safety for drivers and the public,” said a spokesperson with the territorial government.

The new program will be delivered by Aurora College

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