New mandatory training requirements for drivers who want to obtain their Class 1 driver’s licence.
Drivers must complete an approved Class 1 Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) course before they can book their road test to obtain a Class 1 licence to drive a semi-trailer truck (other existing requirements also apply).
The Province of Manitoba has introduced this mandatory minimum training requirement, which aligns with other Canadian jurisdictions that are in the process of implementing mandatory training programs. Previously, training was recommended but not required prior to obtaining a Class 1 licence.
MELT consists of a minimum 121.5 hours of training. Instruction consists of 40.5 hours in class, 40 hours in yard and 41 hours in cab.
Existing Class 1 drivers
Drivers with an existing valid Manitoba Class 1 licence issued before September 1, 2019, do not need to retest and are not required to take MELT.
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