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Class 1 Truck Driver Training in Edmonton

Gennaro Transport Training offers comprehensive Class 1 truck driver training in Edmonton. Interested candidates can apply at our driving school. Candidates who undergo this training can operate trucks, trailers and all vehicles with air brakes.


Gennaro Transport Training provides a variety of transport training courses in Edmonton that are tailored and updated to perfectly fit the industry's requirements. You can take these courses at your convenience. To make the learning process more comfortable, we also offer a range of online courses. 


Our Class 1 MELT course will last for a total of 121.5 hours and will prepare you to be capable of handling any automobile or combination of vehicles other than a motorcycle.



With a Class 1 License, You Can Drive:

  • Any motor vehicle or combination of vehicles, other than a motorcycle

  • Class 6 type vehicles, for learning only

Purpose of the Course

The Class 1 MELT program provides the best possible training administered by the most experienced and qualified trainers. This course aims to provide you with the following:


  • Holistic knowledge

  • Qualified trainers

  • Theoretical knowledge

  • Practical training

What Do You Need to Start Your Training?

In order to be eligible for our Class 1 MELT Program, you need to fulfill the following criteria:


  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have a non-probationary (non - GDL) Class 5 Alberta driver’s licence minimum

  • Have a Class 1 driver’s medical completed by a physician

How Much Training Do You Need?

Alberta Transportation has implemented the Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT Program) for individuals wanting to obtain their Class 1 licence as of March 1, 2019. Please find details of the MELT Program below. 

The Class 1 MELT Program is made up of multiple components; classroom training, in-yard training, and behind-the-wheel training. Each module has a set amount of hours required to be completed in order to be successful with the MELT program. The total number of hours, including Air Brakes, is 121.5. If you already have the Air Brake endorsement, it will be 113 hrs.

For more information regarding the MELT program and to download the curriculum, you can visit this page.

Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) with Air Brake Program 

(4 - 6 weeks/121.5 hrs.) - $9,000.00

  • 57 hours – behind-the-wheel in-truck training

  • 17.5 hours – in-yard training

  • 47 hours – in-classroom training

If you have already completed the Air Brakes Course, and have either the “Q” endorsement on your driver’s licence or a valid Air Brake endorsement certificate, you would complete the MELT without the Air Brakes. Price and details are listed below:

Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) without Air Brake Program 

(4 - 6 weeks/113 hrs.) - $8,800.00

  • 57 hours – behind-the-wheel in-truck training

  • 15.5 hours – in-yard training

  • 40.5 hours – in-classroom training

Please note: The MELT program fee does NOT include the road test permit fee or truck rental for the road test (2 hours).

Hourly Instruction (Refreshers/Evaluations) - $130/hr.

Class 1 MELT road test permit fee - $220.00

Before You Are Eligible to Book a Class 1 Road Test, You Will Also Need to Ensure You Have Completed and Can Present:


  • Valid government-issued photo ID

  • Proof of Air Brake Endorsement

  • Proof of completed Class 1 driver’s medical

  • Proof of completion of MELT program

  • Proof of completion of the Class 1 knowledge exam


Student Resources; Study Materials:

Get Ready To Hit the Road!

Competent & Professional

Very warm, accommodating and understanding management and staff. Air Brake and Driving instructors are very competent, professional with tons of knowledge and experience to share. Equipment are always in tip top condition and clean to ensure the safety and fun learning experience of students. Thank You GENNARO!!!

-Richmond D.

Highly Recommended

Had an excellent training from Gennaro and proud to be one of their successful students. Got my class 1 license with my first attempt.... Highly recommend to anybody who wish to take their class 1 license.... Very good in class and practical training sessions with highly talented and experienced instructors. All staff giving us a friendly atmosphere.... All I want to say is a Huge Thank You for all your help and support to get my class 1.

-Rinto B.


I love the management staff and their courtesy and they will try and work with you the best they can and to try and accommodate your life situation which was awesome. I am a recent graduate for Class1 in March 2015 and I am just looking for a job and they have been very helpful all the way from the start until completion of the training. So guys and girls spread the word and invite people to this page and support them for their great job they are doing to improve the trucking industry.

Thumbs UP you guys are just awesome.

-Shout K.

Professional & Polite

The staff and management here are professional, polite and always greet you with a smile. I would recommend this company to anyone.

-Dee J.

Best Truck Training

Got my class one at the best truck training facility.

-Abdelaziz M.

Great People

Definitely Edmonton's best transport training facility. I have no regrets getting my class 1 license here. There are great people behind the desk, and in the passenger seat, ensuring your success every step of the way.

-Derek L.

Top Notch

I don't even know if I can thank you enough for all that you did for us ladies! We spent 3 weeks with you and your instructors. Not all day, every day, but enough that your company was an integral part of our success to becoming Class 3 drivers.

Thanks to Sandy for the Air Brakes, Log Books, and PDIC instruction.

Thanks to Rob for the Edmonton Truck Routes and pre-trip training.

Thanks to my one and only driving instructor, Dennis. We shared quite a few laughs during our 20+ hours together. And while I told him a few times that there were times that I didn't like him, he made me get out of my comfort zone and I will never, ever forget him.

Anna, the way you juggled all of us women speaks volumes about you and how you handle your job. Gennaro is blessed to have you.

And speaking of blessings, Carmela and Bruno!! Wow, thank you so much for partnering with Women Building Futures and helping us along the way. Carmela, you have a heart of gold and always made me feel welcome and were full of encouragement.

And Bruno, LOL Thanks for coming to my aid when my car decided that it didn't want to listen to me.

Top notch group with top notch leadership.

-Angie M.

Amazing Experience

I got my class 1 license recently through Gennaro Transport Training and had an amazing experience. The instructor was very knowledgeable and genuinely cared about my questions and concerns and helped me to succeed. I couldn’t find a cheaper rate in the city on the training total. The office staff were so positive and informative and you can tell they just want to see you get your license. They were so flexible with my work schedule. Overall I would recommend Gennaro to everyone I know. I didn’t get this same feeling from any other school I initially contacted. If you choose this school you won’t regret it.

-Mike F.


Gennaro Transport Training

  15430 – 131 Avenue, Edmonton,
AB, T5V 0A1




Fort McMurray
Northern Alberta


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