"This program will help meet
the trucking industry's growing demand for safe, fuel-efficient drivers
while educating existing operators on improved driving techniques. The
real savings come in the form of reduced greenhouse gas emissions,
helping meet Canada's domestic and international climate goals," said
Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources.
Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, on Jan. 8 announced a redesigned online SmartDriver
for Highway Trucking (SDHT) program to help the commercial trucking
industry reduce operating costs while decreasing greenhouse gas
emissions. The industry faces rising fuel costs and an increased need
for reduced emissions, according to the Canadian government.
The revised program has been developed in consultation with industry
and is Natural Resources Canada's flagship training program for
commercial truck drivers offers, offered online, in classrooms, and with
on-road training materials help drivers and instructors improve their
SDHT learning materials are available free of charge to drivers, fleets,
and training organizations. For more information, visit the FleetSmart
website at www.FleetSmart.NRCan.gc.ca.
"Natural Resources Canada's SmartDriver for Highway Trucking
program has been a key component of the Ontario Truck Training Academy's
entry-level commercial driver training program for over a decade. This
modernized program will help OTTA continue to outline the benefits of
fuel efficiency and educate drivers on the impacts of safe,
energy-saving driving behaviors," added Yvette Lagrois, president of the
Ontario Truck Training Academy.
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