WHAT CAN I DRIVE WITH THIS LICENCE?
Licensed AZ Drivers are allowed to drive any tractor-trailer combination.
They may also drive in class D and G
The class A driver’s licence allows you to drive a motor vehicle and towed vehicles where the towed vehicles exceed a total gross weight of 4,600 kilograms (10,000 lb); and vehicles included in classes D and G. A class A-licence does not permit you to drive a bus carrying passengers, a motorcycle or a moped.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE COVER?
AZ COMMERCIAL COURSE OUTLINE
During the course of our training students will learn the skills required for a career as an AZ Commercial Driver. Our program covers the laws and procedures that regulate the trucking industry. Training will include but is not limited to the following:
- The environmental conditions that affect equipment performance.
- Basic operating and vehicle manoeuvring skills to ensure they are confident behind the wheel.
- The rules and practices for safe operation.
- Students of our program will gain the skills required to obtain a commercial driver position within the transportation sector.
Competent drivers must know not only how to operate the particular class of equipment to which they have been assigned but also be aware of hazards associated with the work they have been asked to do They will be able to operate equipment in a manner that protects both their own safety and the safety of others in their workplace.
HOW LONG IS THE COURSE AND WHAT DOES IT COST?
Our course is 4-5 weeks in length consisting of 104 to 116 hours. For a breakdown of fees and expected time commitment please call 416-294-1662
WHAT WILL I GRADUATE WITH?
AT COURSE COMPLETION:
Further to course completion students will be awarded with AZ Tractor Trailer Certificate from the 116-hour training programme.
WHAT DO I NEED BEFORE I CAN BEGIN?
- Valid Ontario Class ‘G’ License or higher
- Grade 12 English or Equivalent
- Successfully Complete Ministry Approved Aptitude Testing
PROGRAMME PREREQUISITES :
Be 18 years of age, must hold valid Ontario Class "G" license or higher. Complete MTO Medical forms by family doctor (Pickup forms at our school or MTO Office). You will need to provide forms when you write your beginners test and are mandatory or you will not be eligible to write your test. Do not write the ‘Z’ endorsement (Air Brake) portion of the test at that time as we provide this course as part of your training. You may purchase the book from our office in order to pass the written test.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE?
You may register in Person or over the Phone:
New Courses start Wednesday of Every Week
CAN I GET A JOB AFTER I COMPLETE THIS PROGRAMME?
The trucking industry here in Canada is full of opportunities and possibilities.
According to the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council Study, over the next few years demand for AZ drivers is expected to steadily rise. In 2014, the trucking industry was short 38,000 drivers. The shortage was expected to reach nearly 48,000 by the end of 2015.
If the current trend holds, the shortage may balloon to almost 175,000 by 2024. Over the next decade, the trucking industry will need to hire a total 890,000 new drivers, or an average of 89,000 per year. Replacing retiring truck drivers will be by far the largest factor, accounting for nearly half of new driver hires (45%). The second largest factor will be industry growth, accounting for 33% of new driver hires.
Conclusion: opportunities exist for you to secure a rewarding career for yourself and play an important role in a growing and technologically advanced service industry.
IS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR THIS COURSE?
There are several financing options that might be available to you.
Please contact us.