This program exceeds the Ministry of Transportation training requirement.

Learn how to drive a “DZ” truck and earn your Ontario DZ licence in a program designed by experienced trucking professionals.

Humber College graduates of the DZ program have a 96% employment rate. The program provides the opportunity to work as a driver in a variety of settings:

  • Heavy Equipment Operator                                  
  • Concrete Mixer Truck Driver
  • Dump Trucks
  • Hydrovac Operator
  • Waste Management
  • Roll-Off Truck
  • and more…

Transportation companies across the GTA look to Humber as a leading source of potential employees, with many sending current employees to Humber for “DZ” training.

At Humber, you learn from instructors who have years of experience in the field, with modern vehicles. You use the same truck you learned on for your road test, which is conducted by Humber certified trainers authorized by the MTO.

Learn everything you need to know about this high-demand career, including safety regulations, fuel-efficient driving, traffic, road management, and more.

The program consists of three components:

  1. 'Z' Air Brake Endorsement - TRUK 121
    This course is scheduled over two and one half days.
  2. ‘D’ Truck Operator Theory - TRUK 134
    This 40-hour in-class training examines topics that include but not limited to the following:
    • Highway Traffic Act and Regulations
    • Rules of the Road
    • Workplace Safety
    • Hours of Service
    • Log book
    • Impaired Driving
    • Boarder Crossing
    • CVOR
  3. In-Vehicle Training - TRUK 131
    21 hours of in-cab training in a vehicle with a 10-speed manual or automatic transmission plus a 3-hour road test delivered on weekday or weekend

The full fee for the program is $3,200 (Course and program fees may be subject to change.)

A Humber Certificate of Completion will be issued after successfully completing the program. 

Free employment services for all Humber students

  • Connecting job-seekers to employers
  • One-on-one career advising
  • Peer Resume Tutors for new AZ/DZ Drivers
  • Interview preparation and techniques

Our Career and Student Success Advisors will work with you to build your career pathways. Visit Career Services website for more information careers.humber.ca/studserv.php

We want to hear from you. If you have any questions or need more information, contact the Transportation Training Centre at 416-675-6622 ext. 5800 or truck.info@humber.ca and come in for a visit.

Program Handout

How To Apply

Driver's License and Learner's Permit

You MUST meet ALL the requirements below PRIOR to registering for this program.

  • Hold a valid Ontario Class G license.
  • Have a minimum of 12 months of verifiable Canadian driving experience with a Class G2 or G licence (not G1).
  • Demonstrate a minimum of an Ontario Grade 10 literacy level.
  • Pass a Ministry of Transportation driver's medical and visual examination.
  • Obtain a classified licence learner's permit from the Ministry of Transportation.

Note: This program is not recommended for persons that have driven less than 20,000 kilometers 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.

Driver's License and Learner's Permit​

On the first day of class, bring your Driver's License and Learner's Permit. 

Remember you will need your CSA approved footwear for Air Brake class and the first day of In-Vehicle training.

Thank you for choosing Humber and you are well on your way to a new career.

Good luck with the program.

Register for Program Courses

You MUST complete parts A-D  on the same day/time and select ALL 3 courses in the SAME TERM order to be eligible to attend classes.  Select one session for each course.

September - December Term

Step A - Submit your MTO information

 

Step B - Course 1:  TRUK 121 - "Z" Air Brake Endorsement

Sept 8 (Sat)Sept 22 (Sat)Oct 13 (Sat)Oct 30 (Tue)Nov 3 (Sat)

 


Step C - Course 2:  TRUK 134 - "D" Truck Operator Theory

Oct 15 (Day)Oct 16 (Night)

 

Step D - Course 3:  TRUK 131 - In-Vehicle Training

5:30 am - 8:30 am8:45 am - 11:45 am12:15 pm - 3:15 pm4:00pm - 7:00 pm7:15pm - 10:15 pm

More Dates will be posted as soon as they become available.  Please reach out to us via email if you have any questions.