Training for the AZ license is done in a three-stage process over 210 hours, and the DZ license is completed over 166 hours – taught by some of the most experienced drivers in the business. First, students spend time in the classroom, learning about safety, planning, methods of handling, and much more. Then, students take this knowledge and use it while operating the truck in a closed-course range, with one-on-one driver training. As their skill increases, students move on to the real streets, where they learn to drive in all conditions, both in the city and on the highway.
As of July 1, 2017, the Province of Ontario has introduced Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) for Class A truck drivers to improve road safety. The 115 hours of training will ensure that all new commercial Class A truck drivers are trained to the same minimum standard before taking the Class A road test. All new drivers attempting the Class A road test on or after July 1, 2017 will be required to successfully complete the course.
As a Private Career College, registered with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Taranis Training is pleased to provide the MELT Training Program for new AZ Drivers.