A number of OTA members have been long time participants of the MTO Driver Certification Program (DCP). As a result of recommendations contained in an Auditor General’s report in 2007, MTO was obliged to make changes to the program. One of the more significant changes was the development of a ministry-approved curriculum standard. Although carriers have long used an approved curriculum developed internally, these changes introduced by MTO have posed challenges for member fleets.
In 2015, a number of carriers have yet to overcome these challenges – forcing many to face the potential of exiting the DCP program. Members facing this potential exit from the program have requested that OTA explore the possibility of developing a generic DCP curriculum that MTO could approve and carriers could sign-on to.
If enough carriers are interested, OTA, with the assistance of an outside educational-training consultant, will work to develop this generic curriculum. Interested carriers will have to be committed to dedicating their time in assisting our consultant in developing this curriculum along with potential financial resources to pay for the development costs.
To start the process, OTA will be hosting a meeting at its offices Friday September 18 from 11 am to 12 pm. A full agenda along with a project timeline and budget will be presented at the meeting. Those carriers, who are unable to attend in person, can do so via web-conference (details to be provided once carriers RSVP). If your company is prepared to assist OTA in the development of this DCP curriculum, along with a potential financial commitment, please RSVP your attendance to the September 18 meeting by clicking here and completing the registration form.
In the meantime, carriers with policy specific questions can email Operations&[email protected]