In the Classroom
While a majority of your training will take place behind the wheel, some classroom training is involved. Most notably, your airbrake course.
In addition to the airbrake course, we offer various optional Workplace Certification Courses (WCCs) designed to benefit you to become a more employable, better informed, and more confident member of the commercial driving workforce. We offer courses such as:
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Hazardous Materials Security Awareness
- Winter Driving with Commercial Vehicles
- Hours of Service (HoS) & Logbooks: US & Canada Regulations
- Practical Cargo Securement for Drivers: Flatbed
- Practical Cargo Securement for Drivers: Van
- Winter Driving
- Defensive Driving: Straight Truck
- Defensive Driving: Tractor-Trailers
- And much, much more!
Best of all, all of these Workplace Certification Courses are provided free of cost to any individual that enrolls in any one of our Commercial Driver Training Programs.
On the Road
One of the principle rules of the Commercial Driving Industry: Learn by Doing. By your very first lesson you will be behind the driver seat. Our role is to teach you how to operate the truck in a fashion that promotes longevity for all truck components, teaches and encourages competent and safe driving habits, and instructs you on various expectations and “tricks of the trade” in various Commercial Driving fields – from logging, chip hauling, and lowbedding to operating a firetruck, a dump truck, a gravel truck or a school bus. No matter what field you’re interested in, we can prepare you for the workforce in a surprisingly short amount of time!
After successfully passing the learners license, practical training will consist of:
- Pre-trip inspection
- Maintaining log books
- Chaining up
- Defensive driving techniques
- Observation, cornering, and set-up
- Traffic signal timing
- Proper gear selection for fuel economy, etc.
- Stopping distance
- Shifting techniques
- Shifting on mountainous terrain
- Coupling/uncoupling loads
- Backing up
- Highway driving and scale etiquette (axle weights)