AZ Truck Driving Program

This program includes all mandatory objectives set forth in the Ministry of Transportation’s Commercial Truck Driver Training Standard (Class A), released July 2016, plus additional objectives that exceed the minimum standard. This program includes both classroom and practical training. The hands-on training takes place in the yard and on the road using a tractor-trailer, while under the instruction of a qualified trainer. Students will also engage in various classroom activities to help prepare for a career as a professional driver.

Location: Sudbury
Total Hours: 200 (classroom: 133 hours,yard work: 17 hours, practical: 50 hours)

Start dates:
October 1
November 5
December 3

Program Outline (PDF, 345 KB)
Registration Form (PDF, 345 KB)

Admission requirements:
In order to enroll in this program, participants must be at least 18 years of age, hold a valid class ‘G’ license and possess a minimum education level of Grade 10 English or equivalent (TTSAO Admissions Test). Prior to starting the program, the participant must, at their own cost, complete and approve a MTO Medical, show proof of completion of the MTO written test, and obtain a current statement of driving record (Abstract).

Topics include:

  • Employment in the Commercial Vehicle Industry
  • Vehicle Components & Systems
  • Basic Driving Techniques
  • Professional Driving Habits
  • Tractor-Trailer Off-Road Tasks and Manoeuvres
  • Documents, Paperwork and Regulatory Requirements
  • Vehicle Inspection Activities
  • Hours of Service Compliance
  • Cargo Securement
  • Handling Emergencies
  • Real World Scenarios
  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Recruiting/Employment Preparation
  • Air Brake
  • Transportation Review

Contact Information
Tel: 705-235-3211 x 2270
Email: training@northern.on.ca