Class 1 Course
Mandatory Entry-Level Training – Class 1 licence
New mandatory training requirements are coming for drivers who want to obtain their Class 1 driver’s licence.
As of September 1, 2019, you must complete an approved Class 1 Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) course before you can book your road test to obtain a Class 1 licence to drive a semi-trailer truck (other existing requirements also apply).
The Province of Manitoba has introduced this mandatory minimum training requirement, which aligns with other Canadian jurisdictions that are in the process of implementing mandatory training programs. Previously, training was recommended but not required prior to obtaining a Class 1 licence.
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.
Drivers only need to successfully complete mandatory training once – there is no need to take the training again.
. Must be 18 years old.
. Must have class 5 F license
. Must have 1A (knowledge test Class 1) & Air brake endorsement ( Air brake knowledge test)
. Must update medical records for MPI (Medical examination)
we are flexible with course trimming , Part-time Full-time spots available .
This course includes following sections
1. Pre-Trip Inspection: – Pre-trip inspection is a order to checks of that we perform before the first trip of the day. It is required to do after every 24 hours. This includes checking the components from inside and outside of the Vehicle to make sure it is safe to go on the road.
2. Air-Brake Endorsement (Practical):- As truck and trailers are equipped with hydraulic air evacuated system. In this you learn how to do the brake inspection. Braking is the important part of tractor and trailer.
3. Backing: – This helps you to learn how to back the single and combination unit. We teach you backing with the help of different reference points. These reference points help you to learn backing easily in a short time. By doing this you are able to back up on docks, parking lots.
4. Driving: – This includes following:-
. How to move the vehicle
. Checking Blind spots
. Right / left turns at stop signs
. Right/ left turns at lights
. Yield signs
. Multi-lane turns
. BOULEVARD TURNS