Truck and transport mechanics inspect, troubleshoot, repair, replace and maintain operating
systems and components. These include chassis and frames, brakes and steering, cab and body, engine and
supporting systems, drive train, and accessories. In addition, truck and transport mechanics perform
preventative maintenance and diagnose performance of vehicles.
Truck and transport mechanics work on buses, motor homes, tankers, and different types of trucks
(dump trucks, flat beds, pick-up trucks, etc.) that are over 4,500 GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight). In some
jurisdictions, truck and transport mechanics should check with their respective Departments of Transportation
to determine their eligibility to perform inspections.
The truck and transport mechanic can be found in small repair shops, large fleet maintenance
companies, public transportation companies and construction companies.
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Certificate of Apprenticeship
Red Seal Endorsement (Inter-provincial Standards Examination)
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