Saskatchewan is working on introducing mandatory semi-trailer driver training.
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association has said they’ve been working with SGI on the matter for about a year and hope to have a plan in place by early next year.
SGI says the program will start with a minimum course length of 70 hours, and could possibly be extended to match Ontario’s requirement of 103.5 hours.
Trucking Association spokesperson Nicole Sinclair said they still need to have conversations with all involved to see if that plan is the way to go.
“Safety has been a concern for the trucking industry since the beginning of Trucking Association,” she said.
“We always say all roads lead back to safety, it’s a part of every conversation we have.”
There have been calls for mandatory training since the Humboldt Broncos bus crash earlier this month, but Sinclair noted the work to get that training has been going on for about a year and did not start since that incident.