Earning Your Wheels: The Driving Force Behind Skills, Competencies and Attitudes in Canada's Trucking Industry (2005)

The Earning Your Wheels (EYW) program developed by the Canadian Trucking Human Resource Council (CTHRC) helps both workers and the industry by developing skilled, competent, and knowledgeable drivers.

Developed in collaboration with key stakeholders across the country, the EYW program is one of the only nationally recognized truck-driver training programs in Canada, and provides drivers with a portable certification based on national standards.

Aimed at new entrants into the trucking industry, EYW is a three-stage program that combines eight weeks of classroom and behind-the-wheel learning; four weeks of supervised workplace experience; and additional hours of behind-the-wheel experience with a carrier, either solo or as part of a team.

The program’s benefits include addressing skills shortages in the trucking industry; reducing the exposure to risk of under-trained drivers; and lowering the overall costs associated with recruitment and training.

Factors in the program’s success include the involvement of the CTHRC in its establishment, as well as the collaborative efforts of the CTHRC, industry leaders, and provincial governments to promote EYW and ensure that it is recognized nationally.

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2013-08-06
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Douglas Watt and Natalie Gagnon. Earning Your Wheels: The Driving Force Behind Skills, Competencies and Attitudes in Canada's Trucking Industry 2005. Web. 26 Feb. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/earning_your_wheels/earning_your_wheels.pdf>
Douglas Watt & Natalie Gagnon (2005). Earning Your Wheels: The Driving Force Behind Skills, Competencies and Attitudes in Canada's Trucking Industry. Retrieved February 26, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/earning_your_wheels/earning_your_wheels.pdf
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