At Arnold Bros. Transportation Academy we provide training for Class 1 Professional Transport Drivers. We offer training in:
244 hour Entry-Level Professional Truck Driver Training Program,
Safe Winter Driver Training Program,
Class 3 course, and
Air Brake Training course.
244 HR course
Entry-Level Professional Truck Driver 244 HR Training Program
The Professional Truck Driver Training Entry-Level Program consists of 244 hours full-time over 31 business days.
80 hours classroom instruction
60 hours “Behind the Wheel” (Coupling, Backing, Driving)
40 hours “Pre-trip & Air Brake” instruction
and 60 hours observation.
Total fees for the 244 hour course will be $9000 as of September 1, 2023.
Safe Winter Driving Course
Winter Driving Course
Get prepared for Winter Driving! We are the official DriveWise Training Partner in Manitoba and use a DriveWise L3 Harris V4 simulator. Choose our Class 1 Semi-trailer trucks to drive or you can use any Class 3 vehicle, or try a school bus or ambulance.
Learn safe winter driving tips before winter comes in a warm environment! Go through our short course either in a morning or afternoon, with a group or by yourself.
We offer single or group training options. Only a few hours “behind the wheel” will make a difference.
MELT 121.5 Hour Course Mandatory Entry-Level Training
The MELT course consists of 121.5 hours of standardized training that covers the essential knowledge and skills to safely operate a semi-trailer truck. This mandatory training will help ensure the safety of all road users.
40.5 hours in class,
40 hours in yard and,
41 hours in cab.
Mandatory training is required for drivers who want to obtain their Class 1 driver’s license.
Drivers only need to successfully complete mandatory training once – there is no need to take the training again.
This comprehensive training program includes Class 3 driver training for drivers to drive a single vehicle with three or more axles, or a vehicle with three or more axles towing a trailer with one or more axles (only if the trailer is not equipped with Air Brakes).
A Class 3 license will allow a driver to operate:
heavy equipment trucks like mixer or dump trucks,
tow trucks of any weight,
and mobile truck cranes.
Air Brake Course
Our Air brake training programs include a comprehensive review & training of the inspection, operation and maintenance of single unit air brake systems.
Drivers operating vehicles with an air brake system must go through specialized training and earn certification.
Our air brake training course can be either part of a larger driver training program or a single training module.