WHAT IS THIS LICENSE GOOD FOR?
“AZ” license holders are qualified to drive a motor vehicle and towed vehicles where the towed vehicles exceed a total gross weight of 4,600 kilograms (10,000 lb). This also includes straight trucks, dump trucks, garbage trucks and vans should they wish. Job placement assistance is provided with this course. Adding an optional “C” endorsement to this license permits the holder to drive coaches (buses) and large (up to 24) passenger vans.
WHAT IS MELT?
Effective July 1, 2017, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has implemented mandatory entry-level training for commercial Class A truck drivers.
All new drivers attempting the Class A road test on or after July 1, 2017, will have to successfully complete the mandatory entry-level training course before attempting their Class A Road Test. CHET is one of the few qualified schools in Ontario delivering the Mandatory entry-level (MELT) training program. The biggest reason the province made this change was to ensure that all new commercial Class A truck drivers are trained to the same minimum standard before taking the Class A road test.
THE CHET DIFFERENCE
We are training drivers that we want to hire, not just getting paid to teach. Every student that comes into our course is a potential new employee for our parent company, Musket Transport. We hire over 85% of our graduates. It’s why our tagline is “We Train…We Employ!”
Duration: 103.5 hours over 5 weeks.
This program includes all mandatory objectives set forth in the Ministry of Transportation’s Commercial Truck Driver Training Standard (Class A), released July 2016. Subjects of the program 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
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.
The CHET AZ program is our 200-hour program. This program gives students more 1 on 1 time in the truck with our instructors. Each student is different and this program helps us focus on your individual needs.
There are a number of programs that are available to you. Our CHET specialists can point you in the right direction. We will help you navigate the complex opportunities you have for funding your new career.
According to Trucking HR Canada (Gov’t agency) there will be a need for 22,000 new drivers in Canada by 2020 to meet the industry growth and replace retiring drivers.
Let us train you and then let us hire you!
Phil Fletcher – Operations Manager CHET
TAKE THE NEXT STEP!
Fill in the form or call us and get a free (no pressure) consultation to find out what are the best options to launch your new career.