Best Truck Driver Training in Edmonton

Are you looking for comprehensive truck driver training in Edmonton?

Gennaro Transport Training is here to help.

Through a variety of courses, we provide industry-leading training and certifications to ensure our students are job-ready upon graduation. Our instructors have years of industry experience and are passionate about providing quality instruction in the classroom as well as behind the wheel.

Learn more about our truck driver training courses, and find out how we can get you trained and certified for a new career as soon as possible.

Overview

Trucking, Transportation, And Warehousing: A Driving Force Behind Job Alberta's Growth 

130,000 People

Did you know that Alberta’s transportation and warehousing sector employed over 130,000 people,

making up 6% of the province’s total employment?

6%

10,600 Jobs

And in the past year, this industry has seen a significant increase of 10,600 jobs,
representing an 8.8% rise. Pretty impressive, isn’t it?

8.8%

The Industry in Numbers

Fewer Company-Vehicle Collision

Fewer Company-Vehicle Collision

The majority (93.8%) of employed individuals belonged to transportation, with only 6.2% engaged in warehousing and storage.

Workforce Age Profile:

Workforce Age Profile:

While the core working age group (25-54 years) constitutes the largest portion, about 24% of the workforce is aged 55 and above, contributing to labor shortages.

Gender And Employment Distribution

Gender And Employment Distribution

7% self-employed, 23% female, and 77% male. Age-wise distribution: 6% (15-24 years), 71% (25-54 years), and 24% (55+ years).

Edmonton Truckers In Focus

  1. Completion of secondary school
  2. An accredited driver training course, lasting up to three months
  3. Professional certification.
  1. Responsibilities include truck operation, loading optimization,
  2. Security checks,
  3. Highway regulation compliance and safety.
Benefits Of Professional Truck Driver Training

Unlock Success on the Road: Benefits of Professional Truck Driving Training

Choosing a career in truck driving requires more than just the ability to navigate roads. Discover the transformative advantages that await those who search for the best truck driver training in Edmonton.

Enhanced Safety Skills

Receive specialized training that hones your defensive driving skills, ensuring you can safely navigate challenging road conditions and unexpected situations.

Industry-Relevant Certification

Attain recognized and valued certifications within the trucking industry, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

Increased Employability

Graduating from the best truck driver training program in Edmonton makes you a sought-after candidate, opening doors to various employment opportunities.

Comprehensive Regulatory Knowledge

Enrolling in the best truck driver training in Edmonton lets you gain in-depth knowledge of local and provincial regulations, ensuring compliance with the ever-evolving legal landscape of the transportation industry.

Advanced Vehicle Operation Techniques

Master the art of maneuvering large vehicles, optimizing fuel efficiency, and adopting eco-friendly driving practices, contributing to a sustainable future.

Job Placement Assistance

Benefit from dedicated support in securing employment post-training, connecting you with opportunities that align with your skills and preferences.

Confidence Behind the Wheel

Build a robust skill set and gain the confidence needed to handle different trucking scenarios, ensuring you're prepared for success on the open road.

What Makes a Good Truck Driving Training Program?

What Makes A Good Trucker Program?

As someone who wants to pursue a career in truck driving, one of the best questions you can ever ask is: what makes a good driver training program? 

Price and location are important factors to consider, but there are other key factors as well.

Quality of Training

Look for a school that offers up-to-date training materials, experienced instructors and a comprehensive curriculum. Behind-the-wheel instruction is an important part of any truck driver training program as well.

Quality of Instructors

Capable instructors are key to helping you become a safe, efficient truck driver. Look for a school that invests in quality instructors and offers plenty of support and guidance as you progress through your training.

Gennaro Transport Training offers all of this and more. We are passionate about helping our students succeed, and we’re committed to providing the best truck driver training in Edmonton.

We Offer Courses That Can Help You In Your Trucking Career

Class 1 MELT

Learn the basics of truck and trailer operations. From pre-trip inspections to securement and backing up, our instructors will help you gain the skills needed to pass your Class 1 MELT test and start a new career.

Experience & Equivalency Class 1 MELT

Already have experience driving a truck or bus? This course can help you get a Class 1 MELT license in Alberta. We’ll review your experience, provide additional training and help you get the license you need.

Class 3

Vehicles with more than 15 require the driver to hold a Class 3 license. If you are a passenger transportation for hire operator, this is the course for you.

Air Brakes - Course & Exam

Learn about the principles of air brakes and how to service them. This course will cover the basics of air brakes and prepare you for your exam.

PDIC

Learn how to operate various types of trucks and trailers, understand the regulations of commercial trucking, and hone your defensive driving skills.

We Offer Courses That Can Help You In Your Trucking Career

Class 1 MELT

Learn the basics of truck and trailer operations. From pre-trip inspections to securement and backing up, our instructors will help you gain the skills needed to pass your Class 1 MELT test and start a new career.

Experience & Equivalency Class 1 MELT

Already have experience driving a truck or bus? This course can help you get a Class 1 MELT license in Alberta. We’ll review your experience, provide additional training and help you get the license you need.

Class 3

Vehicles with more than 15 require the driver to hold a Class 3 license. If you are a passenger transportation for hire operator, this is the course for you.

Air Brakes - Course & Exam

Learn about the principles of air brakes and how to service them. This course will cover the basics of air brakes and prepare you for your exam.

PDIC

Learn how to operate various types of trucks and trailers, understand the regulations of commercial trucking, and hone your defensive driving skills.

Financial Assistance For Aspiring Truckers

Explore various financial avenues available to support your ambition of becoming a skilled truck driver. Our team is here to guide you through the diverse financing options  and kickstart your journey with the best truck driver training in Edmonton.

Real Stories, Real Success: What Our Clients Say

Read testimonials from those who’ve walked the path you’re considering. Their experiences speak volumes about the quality and impact of our training program. Get inspired—explore their stories now!
Joshua Rauhaus
Joshua Rauhaus
2023-04-22
Excellent instructors, very relaxed learning environment. Barb was great to work with and was very flexible with scheduling. I would recommend Gennaro to anyone looking to get their class 1 or 3.
Rick Doucet
Rick Doucet
2023-04-21
Great Instructors, Great equipment with fantastic supporting staff in the office! Highly recommend!
Elden Crommer
Elden Crommer
2023-04-20
Really enjoyed my experience with Roger Little of Gennaro , re-learning how to shift manual transmission after 10 year absence from using a manual transmission Reception staff was also excellent & helpful
Carrey Anne Holloway
Carrey Anne Holloway
2023-04-18
I would highly recommend this training school, my learning experience was extremely positive here and I learned so much from each instructor I was given time with. Gennaro Transport training rocks ! You won’t regret making the decision to train as a class 3 or class 1 driver ! Thanks Gennaro !
Удивительная Реальность
Удивительная Реальность
2023-04-14
Good school
nnamdi nwoye
nnamdi nwoye
2023-04-11
Awesome people from the management to the instructors, a good place to be if you want to get your class 1, and also a big thanks to Roger for helping me to succeed .
Jen N
Jen N
2023-04-03
Awesome people to deal with and easy to book. Although they are always swamped, they will try to make it work with my schedule. I like sending our drivers for training and feel confident that they are in good hands.
Jojo Valentino
Jojo Valentino
2023-04-02
Highly recommended driving school, very friendly staff, Ms Barb and Ms Gennaro are so nice and friendly. The driving instructors Colleen and rob are also nice and friendly and Thank you very much to my driving instructor Mr. Roger, for me you are the best keep up the good work. Im a class 1 driver now :)
jason pulsifer
jason pulsifer
2023-03-23
Amazing team working for Gennaro. From front desk to my air brake trainer to my driving trainer. Thank you all. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to become a truck driver to enroll through Gennaro. Super friendly and answer all questions to make you a successful driver.

Frequently Asked Questions

Class 1: License for driving any vehicle professionally
Class 2: License for driving buses professionally
Class 3: License for driving trucks with 3 axles or more
Class 4: License for driving taxis, ambulances, and small buses professionally
Class 5: Standard driver’s license for cars, light trucks, and motorhomes
Class 6: License for driving motorcycles and mopeds
Class 7: Learner’s license for cars and motorcycles 

To drive a tractor or truck with an air brake-equipped trailer, you need a Class 1 license. 

For single motor vehicles with three or more axles or those towing a trailer with one or more axles (if the trailer lacks airbrakes), you need a Class 3 license.

In Alberta, you must hold a Class 7 license for one year and a Class 5 GDL (Graduated driver’s license) for two years before obtaining a Class 3 license.

The initial step towards starting a career in transportation is to obtain either a Class 1 or Class 3 license. Once you have acquired the license, you can begin applying for jobs.

There are many job opportunities for truck drivers in Alberta. The trucking industry is a vital part of the economy, and there is a high demand for qualified drivers.

The amount of time it takes to get a Class 1 or Class 3 license varies depending on your experience and the course you choose. However, you can typically get your license in a few weeks.

The cost of attending Gennaro Transport Training varies depending on the course you choose. However, they offer a variety of financing options to help you make your training more affordable.

Join The Best Truck Driver Training in Edmonton!

Don’t wait any longer to pursue your dream of becoming a professional truck driver. Contact Gennaro today to start your journey toward a successful career on the road.