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 Class G to AZ licence training program can be taken during the daytime or the evening. The program takes seven weeks to complete if taken during the day or ten weeks if scheduled evenings.
The program consists of three components:
1) A Z Air Brake Endorsement course scheduled over two days (Tuesday/Wednesday or Saturday/Sunday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.). The practical test (1/2 hour) required in obtaining the Z endorsement is scheduled by appointment.
2) The 50-hour in-class component of training is offered on a monthly basis and can be scheduled for either seven consecutive weekdays (8 a. m. to 4:45 p.m.) or over 12 evenings (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:30 p. m. to 11 p. m. for a period of four weeks).
3) After completion of the first two components, students will receive 138 hours of in-vehicle training. Students may choose from one of the following timetables where available:
6 a. m. to 12:15 p. m., 12:15 p. m. to 6:30 p. m., 6:30 p. m. to 12:45 a. m.
The in-vehicle training is delivered on a Monday to Friday basis.
The vehicle is also supplied for the road test, which is administered by Humber.
Students must obtain their Learner's Permit from the Ministry of Transportation a minimum of three weeks before the start of their program. Medical forms and copies of the Official Truck Handbook are available through the Ministry of Transportation.
- Applicants must hold a valid Class G licence and have a minimum of 12 months of verifiable Canadian driving experience with a Class G2/G (not a Class G1) licence
- Applicants must pass a written test to assess driving knowledge
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in operating a motor vehicle (car) equipped with a manual transmission
- Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of an Ontario Grade 10 literacy level
- Applicants must pass a Ministry of Transportation driver's medical and visual examination
- Applicants must obtain a classified licence learner's permit from the Ministry of Transportation
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.