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, PE, SK

Other titles used in provinces/territories: Truck and Coach Technician (ON); Heavy Equipment Technician - Truck and Transport Mechanic (AB, NU); Truck and Transport Technician (YT)

Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS) New

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.

Occupational Standard for current exams Previous

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.

Skills for Success (Essential Skills)

Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.

Job Market Reports

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Sample Questions

Try the sample Truck and Transport Mechanic examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Exam Information

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Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Truck and Transport Mechanic.