Manitoba Public Insurance hits brakes on truck-driver training program – Manitoba

Some Manitobans who hope to become truck drivers may be left sitting on the side of the road, as Manitoba Public Insurance is hitting the brakes on a program that was meant to help alleviate a shortage of transport truck drivers in the province.

The Entry Level Professional Truck Driver Training Program, administered through the Manitoba Trucking Association, provided full tuition funding for those who qualified for training programs in the province. 

Tammy Pollock lives in Brandon and was hoping to take advantage of the program to pay for the approximately $8,400 in tuition costs for training she hoped would help advance her career in the transport industry.

She submitted her paperwork late last week. She said when she called on Monday to see how long it took for applications to be reviewed, she was told the program is being discontinued and she won’t be receiving…

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