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Alberta farm groups seek change to March 1 date for new driver training rules

Reference: FCC

EDMONTON - A coalition representing Alberta's agriculture producers wants the province to change its launch date on new training rules for truck drivers.

The province says the date will stay in place.

Starting March 1, drivers of semi-trucks and commercial buses will need to take more extensive training, including work in the classroom and on the road, to qualify for a licence.

Team Alberta — representing pulse growers, wheat and barley producers and others — says it's worried the change will affect their operations... Read more