What is MELT-Mandatory Entry Level Training?

BC’s Ministry of Transportation has just announced the details regarding the implementation of its MELT (Mandatory Entry-Level Training) program for commercial drivers on March 31, 2021.

The BC’s Ministry of Transportation has stated that as of October 18, 2021,  any drivers taking a Class 1 Road Test in BC must undergo a rigid training program that exceeds the minimum requirements set by the National Safety Code Standard, composed of a minimum of 140 hours of instruction and training.


The MELT program has a number of government programs exist to assist with these training costs, and to support new Class 1 drivers entering the trucking industry: 


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