M.E.L.T (MANDATORY ENTRY LEVEL TRAINING)
Questions about the MELT Program.
Effective July 1, 2017, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) implemented this process: Mandatory Entry-Level Training for commercial Class AZ truck drivers.
All new drivers attempting the Class A road test on or after July 1, 2017 would have had to successfully complete the mandatory entry-level training course before attempting their Class A Road Test.
More info here: MTO MELT INFO
MELT THEORY -IN CLASSES:
Time: Saturdays from 3pm
Location: 6705-#205 Tomken Road Mississauga ON L5T 2J6
Or you can simply call us at 905-783-4921
D Class - Non Vocational Course Requirements:
- Have a valid G class driver's license .
- Have a MTO medical form completed by a doctor
- Complete the written- beginner knowledge test for D Class driver's test at any Drive Test Center.
- Cost $122.00 -ministry's fees must be paid before going for road test.
Will be done on an Automatic Transmission Truck
One on One Instruction with a qualified instructor.
Persons with an Ontario Class DZ licence are licensed to drive vehicles such as straight truck, dump truck, cement truck, garbage truck and rescue & fire trucks – with airbrakes. A Class D licence is required to operate a vehicle over 11,000kg with a towed trailer not over 4600kg.
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).
Refresher Training Course or Advanced Standing Training will be provided to students with previous experience in some form of theory or practical training from a different province or country with basic theory or practical knowledge on how to safely operate a 53 feet Tractor-Trailer.
Criteria for going through the Advanced Program:
Must have proof of your driving experience whether it is from within Canada or from a different country.
1 Hour Assessment will be done
Must have a job letter
Licensed AZ Drivers are allowed to drive any tractor-trailer combination. They may also drive in class D and G
Refresher Training Covers the following topics:
- Pre-Trip Inspection
- Turns, Backing, Shifting, Coupling & Uncoupling
- Airbrakes Practical and Safety Inspections
- Defensive Driving
- Route Planning
- Highway Training
Training for D Class available. Call or email for details.
- Total program hours – 103 hrs
- In-Class hours – 36 hrs.
- In-Yard hours – 10 hrs.
- In-Cab hours – 57 hrs.
- Admission Requirements
- OSSD/equivalent or Mature student with passing score on proficiency test
- Class G license
- MTO Medical Form
- Test for rules of the road and signs
AZ Tractor-Trailer MELT
(M.E.L.T- Mandatory Entry Level Training)
- Total program hours – 16 hrs.
- Full G Ontario Licence
- 2 Day Course
- Admission Requirements
- MTO approved OSL Air Brake
Air Brake (Z) Endorsement
Restricted Class A licence
What you can drive
The restricted Class A (condition R) licence is meant for drivers operating smaller truck-trailer combinations, such as a recreational, horse or utility trailer.
You can also drive:
- a car or light truck covered by a Class G licence
- heavy trucks covered by the Class D truck licence
What you can't drive
With a restricted Class A licence, you can't:
- pull a trailer equipped with air brakes
- drive a full-size tractor-trailer
- drive a vehicle pulling a double trailer
- train another driver on a vehicle that requires full Class A privileges to drive
To obtain a restricted Class A licence (condition R), you must to:
- be at least 18 years old
- hold a valid Ontario licence other than G1, G2, M, M1 or M2
- pass a vision test
- submit a valid medical report
- pass a knowledge test about operating large trucks and tractor-trailers
- pass a road test using a vehicle that meets the requirements for Class A (R)
To remove the "R" condition and upgrade your licence to a full Class A, you must successfully complete a road test using a vehicle with a full Class A vehicle configuration. This includes:
- A trailer with a Manufacturer's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (MGVWR) of at least 4,600 kg.
- A full air brake system on both the truck/ tractor and trailer.
Class D licenseClass D driver's license is all about larger and heavier tow vehicles and trailers. According to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, the class D driver's license can let the drivers operate any motor vehicle or truck that has a combined weight exceeding 11000 kgs and the towed vehicle is not over 4600 kgs.
UNLIMITED AZ TRAINING/ ROAD TESTS - $5000
In Classes - Theory