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.
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)
Occupational Standard (new)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Truck and Transport Mechanic trade. Check with your apprenticeship authority if exams based on this standard are implemented.
Occupational Standard (previous)
View the previous national standard.. Check with your apprenticeship authority if exams based on this standard are still being used.
Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Try the sample Truck and Transport Mechanic examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Red Seal Exam Breakdown to see how many exam questions are on each exam section. Check with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority to see if it has been implemented there.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Truck and Transport Mechanic.