Event Date

August 3, 2021


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AMTA is hitting the road stopping at locations across Alberta for the 2021 Simulated Truck Driving Skills Challenge! Participants can try their hand in the AMTA mobile simulator in a test track environment similar to our Professional Truck Driving Championship course. (Dates and locations subsequent to change)

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Questions? Reach out to membership@amta.ca!

Locations (mobile simulator):

  • August 3 – Drayton Valley – 1pm –4:30 pm (Maximum of five participants)
  • August 4 – Edson – 10 am – 4:30 pm (Maximum of eight participants)
  • August 5 – Hinton – 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (Maximum of eight participants)
  • August 9 – Rocky View – 8 am – 4:30 pm (Maximum of 10 participants)
  • August 10 – Camrose – Noon – 4:30 pm (Maximum six participants)
  • August 11 – Wetaskiwin – 8:30 am – Noon (Maximum five participants)
  • August 11 – Ponoka – 2 pm – 5 pm (Maximum six participants)
  • August 12 – Red Deer – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Maximum 10 participants)
  • August 16 – Claresholm 9 am – 11 am (Maximum five participants)
  • August 17 – Lethbridge – 8 am – 4:30 pm (Maximum 10 participants)
  • August 18 – Medicine Hat – 8 am – 4:30 pm (Maximum 10 participants)
  • August 19 – Brooks – 9 am – 3 pm (Maximum nine participants)
  • August 23 – Wainwright – 1 pm – 4:30 pm (Maximum five participants)
  • August 24 – Lloydminster – 8:30 am – 5 pm (Maximum 10 participants)
  • August 25 – Vermillion – 9 am – noon (Maximum four participants)
  • August 25 – Bonnyville – 3 pm – 5 pm (Maximum three participants)
  • August 30 – Lac La Biche – Noon – 4:40 pm (Maximum six participants)
  • August 31 – Fort McMurray – 8 am – 4 pm (Maximum 10 participants)
  • September 1 – Fort McMurray – 8 am – 4 pm (Maximum 10 participants)
  • September 2 – Slave Lake – 1 pm – 4:3- pm (Maximum five participants)
  • September 7 – Whitecourt – 1:30 pm – 5 pm (Maximum five participants)
  • September 8 – Grande Prairie – 11 am – 4:30 pm (Maximum seven participants)
  • September 9 – Grande Prairie – 8 am – noon (Maximum six participants)

Locations (In-house simulators):

  • August 9-11 – Edmonton – 8 am – 4:30 pm per day (Maximum 10 participants per day)
  • September 17 & 20 – Rocky View – 8 am – 4:30 pm each day (Maximum 10 participants per day)

Simulation Adaptation Syndrome:

First time driving simulator users need time to adapt to the virtual world. Inadequate adaptation may produce simulator adaptation syndrome (SAS). Symptoms of SAS are discomfort, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting, similar to motion- or seasickness. SAS is believed to be triggered by the conflict between the visual and the vestibular perceptual cues that the individual receives from the driving simulator environment.

Adolescents are least susceptible to SAS, possibly due to their experience with video games. Persons who are already prone to motion- or seasickness, older persons, females, experienced drivers, and nervous, tired, or anxious persons appear to be most susceptible to SAS. Driving simulator operators are strongly advised to follow the guidelines described below. These guidelines must be respected for all simulator users, even those who appear to be less at risk, since research indicates that drivers may deceptively feel they are adapted to the simulator before full adaptation is achieved.

Guide to Reducing the Risk of SAS

  • Please be well hydrated prior to attending the session.
  • Yellow driving Glasses also help with motion sickness
  • Please let the operator know at the first sign of motion sickness
  • Sit back and enjoy the ride