Truck and Transport Mechanic
Truck and transport mechanics inspect, repair and maintain commercial trucks, emergency vehicles, buses and road transport vehicles. They work on the vehicle’s structural, mechanical, electrical and electronic systems. They also work on components such as engines, cab, chassis and frames, brakes, steering, suspension, drive train, HVAC, fuel systems and hydraulic systems.
National Occupational Classification (NOC): 72410
Designation Year: 1984
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, SK, YT
Trade title: Truck and Transport Mechanic, in BC, MB, NL, NS, NU, PE, SK
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Heavy Equipment Technician - Truck and Transport Mechanic (AB, NT), Truck and Coach Technician (ON), Truck and Transport Service Technician (NB), Truck and Transport Technician (YT)
This is the complete description of the activities of the Truck and Transport Mechanic trade. New exams that are based on the new standard are being developed. Check with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority to see if it has been implemented there.
This National Standard is being used as the basis for the current Red Seal exams. Check with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority to see if it is still in use there.
Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
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Try the sample Truck and Transport Mechanic examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Check how many questions there are on different topics, and reflect on your own experience and knowledge in the trade.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Truck and Transport Mechanic.