Transport Trailer


Transport Trailer Technicians are mechanical and resourceful tradespeople who enjoy fixing, building and maintaining the wide range of commercial trailers. 

As a Transport Trailer Technician, you’ll be comfortable working on high-value commercial trailers, taking charge to apply a systematic and analytical approach.  

You’ll regularly repair, rebuild and maintain these trailers, identifying solutions and the tools you need. You’ll quickly work your way through the many systems ensuring that every trailer you work on is safe and ready to hit the road.

What You'll Learn

  • How to operate shop equipment including winches, cutting and welding equipment 
  • How to service and repair brake systems 
  • How to service hydraulic and electrical systems 
  • How to service frames, steering and suspension 
  • How to service HVAC systems and trailer components 

Key Job Skills

  • Troubleshooting 
  • Critical thinking 
  • Monitoring and quality assurance 
  • Power and hand tool use  
  • Trailer system repair and maintenance 

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

Technical Training 14 weeks over 2 years
Work-Based Training
3000 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$20.00 — $40.08

Program Updates

Harmonized Program Information AND RESOURCES

In effect starting April 1, 2024

Exam Information

And Resources

Find exam-related information and resources under each menu item below.




  • January 2024: Program Update (IP Exams aligned to 2022 Red Seal Occupational Standards (RSOS)). A Comparative Analysis detailing changes between the 2013 NOA and 2022 RSOS can be found here.


Challenge a 

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.