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Class 1 Truck Course (Gold)

Length:

84.0 hours: 44.0 hours in classroom, and 40.0 hours in vehicle.

Overview

This program provides advanced instruction to prepare students for their Class 1 Road Test and is designed for those who require more instructional and practice time in the truck. Due to the breadth of topics covered and the amount of practical, hands-on truck time, this program works well for all drivers, even experienced drivers, but is particularly well suited for those who have little or no truck experience.

Note: This program may be eligible for funding through various programs, please contact our office for additional details.

Topics

  • Mentally Active Defensive Driving Program (2 Hours Classroom, 2 Hours In-Vehicle)
Classroom - 44 Hours
  • PDIC (Professional Driver Improvement Course)
    - 6 Hours
  • Air Brakes (Q Endorsement) - 9 Hours
  • Log Books - 2 hours
  • WHMIS - 5 hours
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods - 5 hours
  • Load Securement - 2 hours
  • "Bumper to Bumper" Courseware - Mentored Self Study (15 Hours)
In-Truck - 40 Hours
  • Advanced Tractor-Trailer Operation
  • 13 Speed Transmission
  • 18 Speed Transmission
  • Pre-Trip Inspections
  • Air Brakes
  • Circle Check
  • Advanced Shifting
  • Up Shifting
  • Down Shifting
  • Progressive Shifting
  • Up Hill Shifting
  • Down Hill Shifting
  • Couple and Uncouple
  • 45' Trailers
  • 53' Trailers
  • 5th Wheel
  • Trailer Axle Adjustments
  • Backing
  • Straight Line
  • 90 degrees
  • Blind Side
  • City and Highway Driving
  • Advanced Winter Driving Skills
  • Tire Chaining
  • Hill Parks
  • Practical Trucking Hints to Develop Good Driving Habits

Note: Before their Road Test, students must have:

  • A valid Class 5 Drivers License
  • A Medical
  • Appropriate Written Test
  • An Air Brake Completion Certificate

Class 1 Truck Course (Gold)

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Great course. I knew how to ride dirt bikes before, but I learned so much more in one week than I had in all my dirt biking. Thanks guys for your input and criticismGreat course. I knew how to ride dirt bikes before, but I learned so much more in one week than I had in all my dirt biking. Thanks guys for your input and criticism.
- Jesse Potrie