Mirabel, July 5, 2012 – The Centre de formation du transport routier Saint-Jérôme (CFTR) enthusiastically welcomes the new measures introduced by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) to combat driver fatigue. The new measures supplement the strategy developed by the CFTR in 2010 to deal with the problem of driver fatigue. According to CFTR Director Bernard Boulé, “Although compliance with the Regulation respecting the hours of driving and rest of heavy vehicle drivers is a mandatory and necessary measure, we found that it was not enough to compel drivers to take necessary action to avoid driver fatigue. We believe that drivers should be provided with information and training to help them avoid driver fatigue.”
Mirabel, June 5, 2012 - On June 15, 2012, Pierre Lavoie will join experienced, committed cyclists in the fourth edition of the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie, an impressive 1,000 km cycling event that attracts participants from across Quebec. Sébastien Roy, Assistant Director of the Centre de formation du transport routier Saint-Jérôme (CFTR) will be participating in the race for the second consecutive year as a member of the Association des cadres scolaires du Québec team. He explained, “If, through my involvement in the Grand Défi, I succeed in persuading my friends and co workers of the importance of developing healthy lifestyles, I will have achieved my personal goal.” Roy is also training for his third Ironman race.
Mirabel, June 6, 2012 - The CFTR was pleased to participate in the 10th edition of Energotest, which was held from May 28 to June 6, 2012, in order to learn about energy efficient technologies together with industry leaders. The tests will be held over several days in accordance with the environmental concerns of the CFTR and the companies and partners concerned.
Mirabel, May 30, 2012 – The Centre de formation du transport routier Saint-Jérôme (CFTR) and the Centre de formation en transport de Charlesbourg (CFTC), together with the Association du camionnage du Québec (ACQ), held the second edition of the Student Championships in Charlesbourg on Sunday, May 27, to highlight the hard work invested by students to obtain their vocational studies diplomas (DEP) in truck driver training.
Mirabel, May 17, 2012 - On Saturday, May 5, the annual convention of the Association du camionnage du Québec (ACQ) was held at the Fairmount Hotel in Mont-Tremblant. Representatives of the Fondation pour la formation en transport routier 2012 presented five scholarships to students registered in the vocational studies diploma (DEP) program in truck driver training at the Centre de formation du transport routier Saint-Jérôme (CFTR) and one scholarship to a student registered in the vocational studies diploma (DEP) program in heavy road vehicle mechanics at the Centre d’études professionnelles Saint-Jérôme (CEP). The names of the scholarship donors and recipients are listed below.
On June 17, 18 and 19, 2011, Pierre Lavoie will meet with the experienced and committed cyclists participating in the third edition of the 1,000 km event. The objective of this one of a kind, popular event is to promote healthy lifestyles for young people between the ages of 6 and 12 as well as for their parents through training.
The Centre de formation du transport routier Saint Jérôme (CFTR) and the Centre de Formation en Transport de Charlesbourg (CFTC) are very pleased to introduce the first edition of the student championships.
The Centre de formation du transport routier Saint Jérôme (CFTR), in collaboration with the Centre de Formation en Transport de Charlesbourg (CFTC), is very pleased to present a new championship called the 2011 Student Championships.
I strongly urge you to watch a feature story about Karine Duchesnay, a graduate of the CFTR’s Bus Driver Training Program.
Karine is an inspiring example for all of us. She was able to make her dream of becoming a bus driver come true by taking the training offered at the CFTR.
During a ceremony for the Laval, Laurentians and Lanaudière regions at the Cégep de Saint-Jérôme on April 6, 39 young women were honoured as part of the Chapeau, les filles! Competition.
The competition is held to highlight the involvement of women in non traditional occupations.
Kathleen Blair, a graduate of the Truck Driver Training Program, is the proud winner of a $500 bursary. We can see that Éric Trudel, one of her instructors, was as happy as Kathleen about her award.
Bernard Boulé, Centre Director, and all of the CFTR staff are very pleased with Ms. Blair’s success in the program.