Agricultural Producers Association weighs in on commercial driver training legislation

By Alice McFarlane/CJVR
December 3, 2018 - 5:09pm

Vice President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, Ian Boxall, says his initial reaction to the new legislation on commercial truck training is a good one. 

"I think when it comes to commercial truck driving I think training has been something that's been, maybe, a little lax in our province in the past," Boxall said. "I think this puts us on par with what other provinces are already doing and gets us to where driver training across the nation will be somewhat standardized. I'm happy to see the changes."

The provincial government will continue to consult with the agricultural industry on impacts of potential mandatory training requirements. 

"I'm cautious on making sure that this recommendation, which I think is good, is not going to hinder freight distribution in our province," he said.  

Boxall farms in the Tisdale area.

 

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