1. What are the requirements for Class 1, 2 and 3 driving instruction?
The minimum requirements for learning or licensing are to be 18 years of age and to hold a valid Class 5 license or higher (no GDL).
2. Do I need a medical?
Only students training for Class 1 and 2 need a medical completed before we can book them for a road test. We refer our students to the following clinics:
- A1 Medical Clinic ($80, call 780-433-7211 for an appointment)
- Hope Medical Clinic ($80, call 780-479-1944 for an appointment)
3. What do I need to study for my knowledge tests?
Class 1, 2, and 3 driver’s guides can be found online:
Study both books cover to cover for Class 1; basic and related chapters from commercial guide for Class 2 and Class 3.
4. In addition to driver’s guides, you need to study:
5. Do you offer Air Brake Courses?
Yes, we run Air Brakes every Thursday and Saturday – it’s a whole day course starting at 8am. You can book your spot calling us at 780-451-0111.
6. What future is there in driving a truck for a living?
Unlike many other professions, truck driving is one for which there will be an ongoing demand. Regardless of what’s being shipped and in what kind of economic conditions, there will always be trucks moving goods. The catchphrase in the trucking industry is “if you’ve got it, a truck brought it.
7. What happens at a job interview for a driver?
Unlike the typical job interview, the applicant will be asked to demonstrate his or her driving skills. If you need a 2 hour refresher in the truck prior to a company road test give us a call at 780-451-0111. We are more than happy to get you back up to speed!
8. What level of expertise does it really take to operate a truck?
In the past, trucking firms were less concerned about a driver’s level of expertise. Now, with significantly increased emphasis on safety, regulations and public perception, not to mention substantially higher demands by shippers, the emphasis is on hiring drivers who are professional in their appearance and the execution of their job.
9. What value does classroom training have in combination with in vehicle training?
A great deal. The trucking industry has expressed concern over many truck driving school graduates’ lack of knowledge of the National Safety Code, Commercial Vehicle Operator Registry regulations and its implications, hours-of-work legislation, customer service skills, customs and border crossing procedures, U.S. operating regulations as well as general operating procedures in the industry. Classroom training addresses all of these issues