DZ- COMMERCIAL DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM
Are you looking to became an DZ Truck Driver? Look no further, A1 Transportation Academy is one of the most respected names in the industry. We provide a superior education delivered by exceptional certified professionals. Our driving courses are drafted by industry experts, are facilitated on-site and provide far more hands-on experience with the equipment. Our students receive individual attention and care, in our prestigious Mississauga office.
WHAT CAN I DRIVE WITH THIS LICENCE?
What you can drive
The Class D licence lets you drive A truck with a gross weight or registered gross weight exceeding 11,000 kilograms (24,000 lb) or any truck or combination exceeding 11,000 kilograms (24,000 lb) gross weight or registered gross weight provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kilograms (10,000 lb). If the towed vehicle weighs more, you will need either a full Class A or restricted Class A licence.
With a Class D licence, you can also drive a car or light truck covered by a G Class licence.
DZ COMMERCIAL COURSE OUTLINE
1. Pass M.T.O. Medical Exam – (Form can be obtained from most M.T.O. locations, some doctors and our office free of charge)
2. Complete Air Brake Endorsement “Z”
3. Apply with the School – Applications can be done in person or Apply Online.
4. Complete in Class Training – This prepares you for your written test, gives you the building blocks for your in-vehicle training and covers all that you will need to know to do your job properly and within the law every day you’re on the road. Topics Covered in Class:
- Pre-Trip Inspections
- En-Route Inspections
- Post-Trip Inspections
- Space Management
- Speed Management
- Backing and Turning Maneuvers
- Hours of Service Regulations (U.S and Canada)
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods
- Drug & Alcohol Awareness
- Defensive Driving Techniques
- Load Securement
- Accident Prevention
- Accident Reporting
- Border Crossing Procedures
- The Law and You
- Written Test Preparation
5. Complete in vehicle driver training – This is the most important part of your course as its where you are learning the trade hands on. Only 1 on 1 training meaning just you and your instructor in the cab, no one watching you over your shoulder slowing your progress. We offer a safe and private training yard to give you a safe/comfortable place to start, and move on to public roads when you are ready. Parking for all students is FREE.
6. Pass M.T.O. Road Test – The road test consists of a Pre-Trip Inspection, Coupling/Decoupling the unit, a 90° Backing Maneuver, On-Road driving and On-Highway driving.
7. Job Placement – This is your entry into the trade as a professional truck driver. As with all parts of the training, we will assist you with choosing the right carrier for you.
WHAT WILL I GRADUATE WITH AT COURSE COMPLETION?
Further to course completion students will be awarded the following:
- DZ Commercial Driver Training Certificate from the training program.
- A certificate from the TTSAO that our graduates are insurable drivers with all major insurance companies.
- Class DZ License from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation
- WHMIS, PDIC, and Dangerous Goods Certification.
- Valid Ontario Class ‘G’ License or higher
- Grade 10 English or Equivalent
- Successfully Complete Ministry Approved Aptitude Testing
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE?
- You may register in Person, over the Phone, or Online:
- New Courses start regularly, please contact us for more information
IS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR THIS COURSE?
- There are several financing options that might be available to you.
- Please contact our enrollment department for further information.