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 programs are starting Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am - 1:00 pm.
Location: #204 -373 Steeles Ave West Brampton ON L6Y 0P8
Or you can simply call us at 905-497-7006
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.
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