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Class 1 Truck Course (Platinum)

Length:

104.0 hours: 44.0 hours in classroom, and 60.0 hours in vehicle

Overview

This program is one of the most comprehensive, professional, truck driving programs available. This program not only provides advanced instruction to prepare students for their Class 1 Road Test but also offers advanced truck driving skills including Hill Driving with a fully loaded 53' trailer. 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. This program is also the best choice for those who are new to truck driving and wish to acquire advanced, job oriented, truck driving skills.

Topics

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 (25 Hours)
In-Truck - 60 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 (Platinum)

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The course was well worth it. I have learnt so much and would recommend it for anyone!
- Prince Williams