THE CFTR PLAYS A LEAD ROLE IN TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRIVERS
Mirabel, April 30, 2013 – With Mario Sabourin, Executive Director of the Comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre de l’industrie du transport, in attendance, representatives of the CFTR administration outlined various ways to address the shortage of truck drivers announced by the Conference Board of Canada in February. The Conference Board study predicts that by 2020, Canada may need as many as 30,000 truck drivers. This shortage resulting from the many truck drivers retiring and the small number of people entering the occupation to replace them will be harmful to the economy. The same study suggests that truck driving should be recognized as a specialized occupation in order to attract a larger number of people, including immigrants, into the labour pool.
According to the Conference Board, Canada is heading for a severe truck driver shortage. Read the Canadian Press article (French version) at
Mirabel, October 29, 2012 – On October 24, the Centre de formation du transport routier Saint Jérôme (CFTR) hosted the visits of representatives of 27 firms for the second edition of Employers Day. This activity gave many students an opportunity to introduce themselves and give their resumés to prospective employers.
The representatives of 34 companies came to meet with our students and graduates on April 30 as part of the third edition of Employers Day. More than 400 students submitted their resumés and many were offered on the job training opportunities and jobs.
Quebec’s Team Will Be in Moncton!
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.