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Tractor-Trailer Commercial Driver
About 1 year
Red Seal

Tractor-trailer commercial drivers operate gasoline or diesel-powered trucks, tractor-trailers, and similar vehicles to transport goods and materials over local routes or long distances. They must be skilled at mapping out efficient routes, updating travel logs, inspecting the trailer before, during, and after the trip, and having good judgement and concentration when backing up, docking the trailer, and driving on the highway.
Truck Driver

Certification Requirements
  • The Tractor-Trailer Commercial Driver apprenticeship consists of 2,000 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 2,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and, if successful, becomes certified as a journeyperson in this trade.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 10 or equivalent. Note: High school graduation is recommended. Employers often require more than the minimum educational requirements set by the province. They may also prefer apprentices who have taken certain courses related to their program.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.