New Entry-Level Training For Ontario Truck Drivers

A man and woman inspecting the back of a truck

The Ministry of Transportation implemented mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for commercial class A truck drivers in Ontario, effective July 1, 2017. The training ensures that all new commercial Class A truck drivers are trained to the same minimum standard before taking the Class A road test.

All new drivers attempting the Class A road test on or after July 1, 2017 will have to successfully complete the MELT course before attempting their Class A Road Test. Existing Class A licence holders who have a valid licence prior to July 1, 2017 will not be required to complete the course.

Class AR (restricted Class A) applicants are not required to complete the course, however drivers with Class AR licence who want to remove the R restriction will be required to complete the course.

For complete details please refer to the Ministry of Transportation.