Based on a trucking industry validated job skills analysis, this program was designed by trucking industry professionals to train new tractor-trailer drivers. Graduates of this program will understand how to comply with the regulatory issues related to the industry and will have acquired the necessary driving skills to operate a tractor-trailer in today's heavy traffic environment.
The Commercial Driver Accreditation program can be taken during the daytime or the evening. The program takes four to five weeks if taken during the day or seven to eight weeks if scheduled evenings (the length of program is determined by the scheduling choices that each student makes).
This program consists of three components:
- A "Z" Air Brake Endorsement course scheduled over 2 days (Tuesday/Wednesday or Saturday/Sunday) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. The practical test (1/2 hour) required in obtaining the "Z" endorsement is scheduled by appointment.
- The 50-hour in-class component of training is offered on a monthly basis and can be scheduled for either seven consecutive weekdays (8:00 am to 4:45 pm) or, over twelve evenings (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm for a period of four weeks).
- After completion of the first two components, students will attend seven, three-hour by appointment driving sessions totaling 21 hours. Appointments can be booked where available on a Monday to Friday basis. The training concludes with a road test, which is administered by Humber.
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- Must hold a valid Ontario "A" class licence and have a minimum of one year of verifiable straight truck driving experience
- Must pass a written test to assess driving knowledge
- Must demonstrate a minimum of an Ontario grade 10 literacy level
Persons wanting to register for this program must apply in person at the Transportation Training Centre, 55 Woodbine Downs Blvd., 2nd floor, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. No appointment is necessary.
All interested applicants must fill out a suitability questionnaire. Applicants will be interviewed by a staff member to assess interest, motivation, knowledge of the industry, oral communication skills and job search to date. The suitability questionnaire will be utilized to assess written communication skills, technical background and interest.
Note: This program is not recommended for persons that have driven less than 20,000 kilometres in the province of Ontario during the past 12 months. Having less than this experience may result in your inability to meet the course objectives.
The cost of this program includes the in-class and the in-vehicle training, the Z air brake course and course materials.