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Class 1 Driver – Tractor Trailer

Our Class 1 Driver – Tractor Trailer Training Program prepares you to become a professional Class 1 Tractor Trailer Operator.

The trucking industry is a stable and growing sector that is looking for qualified class 1 operators. Receive the certifications you’ll need to work right here, in Nova Scotia or ‘turn-arounds’ in western Canada. METI’s Class 1 Driver Training gives you over 50 hours behind the wheel time and certification in OSSA BSO, H2S Alive (Enform), CSTS, PDIC training and many more.

This  Class 1 Driver course will make you job ready to work in a number of trucking occupations where a Class 1 license or Class 1 Driver Certificate is required.  You will be ready to work as a long haul driver, bulk goods driver, delivery truck driver, tanker truck driver and flatbed driver.

Class 1 driver training

Our Class 1 Driver Training course graduates have the knowledge, skills, and certification needed to meet the industry demands of a Class 1 Operator.

As a graduate of this Class 1 Driver course, you will receive numerous individual training certificates, making you an attractive candidate to employers.

Our Class 1 Driver Course Gives you MORE

Our Class 1 Driver Course; Class 1 Driver – Tractor Trailer includes certifications from a number of nationally recognized organizations, including the Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA), Enform, Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA), Nova Scotia Dept. of Transportation, Canada Safety Council, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and St. John Ambulance, which are over and above what other Class 1 Driver Training schools will give you.

Class 1 Driver Training Courses

 

METI is a licensed Class 1 Driver Training School in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Act, located in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

What to expect from our Our Class 1 Driver Course:

  • METI has been incorporated since 1991.
  • Our Class 1 Driver course instructors have over 30 years’ combined experience.
  • We train in a modern campus, complete with modern amenities.
  • The Class 1 Driver course has no application fee.
  • Our program is competitively priced at $9950.
  • We offer 55 hours of behind the wheel driving time.
  • We prepare you for the Air Brake and Driver Knowledge Test.
  • You will gain a competitive edge by receiving Class 1 Driver Certificates that matter, allowing you gate access – OSSA’s Basic Safety Orientation (OSSA), The Alberta Construction Safety Association’s Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS), Enform’s H2S Alive and more.
  • Our support continues long after you have completed your training. We strive to provide Class 1 Driver Training – Tractor Trailer Program graduates with information on career opportunities and career advancement.

Class 1 Driver Training Semi

Our Class 1 Course features our late model Freightliner “Cascadias”, which are modern, industry standard highway tractors.

Class 1 Driver Training – Class 1 Driver Course Outline (See full course descriptions below)

  • WHMIS GHS Training
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Training
  • Standard First Aid Training, CPR & AED Level C (St. John Ambulance)
  • TDG Training
  • Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) Training
  • Air Brakes Training
  • OSSA Basic Safety Orientation (BSO)
  • Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS) Training
  • H2S Alive Training (Enform)
  • Pre-Trip Inspection and Coupling Training
  • Truck Driver Life Skills Training
  • Computers Basics Training
  • Career Development Training
  • Tractor Trailer Driving Basics
  • Tractor Trailer Systems Training
  • Field and Maneuvering Skills Training
  • Class 1 Driver – Practical – Behind The Wheel (BTW) Training
  • Internship

Class 1 Driver Training Program Equipment

Class 1 Driver Training – Tractor Trailer Program features our late model Freightliner “Cascadias”, which are modern, industry standard highway tractors.

Our Class 1 Driver training uses this air brake equipped vehicle which has an 18-speed transmission and a 500 hp diesel fueled engine.

Students will learn the basic operations of the vehicle and its legal requirements for “Hours of Service Regulation” pre-trip requirements, maintenance and safe highway operation.

Our Class 1 Driver training also uses this 48 Foot, Wilson Tri-Axle flat deck trailer.

Class 1 Driver Training Trailer

Our Class 1 Driver course’s trailer allows for quick and easy loading of goods and, consequently is used to transport heavy loads that are not delicate or vulnerable to precipitation such as construction equipment and also for abnormal loads that require more space than is available for a closed body.

Our Class 1 Driver training provides the use of a standard, 53 foot Van Trailer.

Class 1 Driver Training

This trailer is the industry standard for carrying common, commercial goods and commodities.

Class 1 Driver Training METI semi

One of Class 1 Driver training vehicles is seen here delivering M.E.T.I. Scaffold gear, on its way to a shutdown at NS Power.

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Class 1 Driver – Tractor Trailer Course Descriptions

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems WHMIS GHS Training
M.E.T.I.’s WHMIS GHS training provides information such as how the “new” WHMIS GHS works, comparing and contrasting to WHMIS 1988, and a comprehensive study of the hazards of the products.
Participants will learn about the hazard classes (e.g., why a product is called a corrosive and what information you can find on SDSs).

WHMIS Training

Nova Scotia Occupational Health & Safety Act (OH&S ) Training
Students are provided with a thorough introduction of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Students learn the legislated standards that must be adhered to and the issues in creating a safe and healthy work environment.

Standard First Aid Training, CPR & AED Level C (St. John Ambulance)
Students will learn the roles and responsibilities of a FIRST AID provider. They will become familiar injuries and medical emergencies. Standard First Aid and CPR courses include AED training.

First Aid Training

Essential Life Skills Training
Upon completion, the student will have received an upgrading in the essential skills that are important in maintaining maximum performance throughout the driver’s career. In addition, the student will have received instruction on the life strategies required to be a successful professional driver.

Computer Basics Training
After completing this course, the students will have a basic working knowledge of using computers, email, and the Internet. Students will be able to identify the computer components and be able to carry out basic computer operations including data entry, reports, email and Web searching.

Career Development Training
After completing this course, the students will be able to compose a resume and a career portfolio. In addition, the student will have knowledge of keys to a successful job interview.

Tractor Trailer Driving Training
M.E.T.I. developed this module to comply with the Atlantic Canada Trucking Industry. Class 1 Professional Truck Driver Training Public and Private Training Institute Standards. Topics include; Introduction to Trucking, The Commercial Driver’s License, Basic Control, Shifting, Backing and Docking, Communication, Visual Search, Space Management, Speed Management, Night Driving, Extreme Driving Conditions, Skid Control, Hazard Awareness, Railroad Crossings, Emergency Maneuvers, Accident Procedures.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Training
This course will enable the participant to safely transport dangerous goods, by following compliance requirements as set by Transport Canada, including the recent amendments.

Professional Drivers Improvement Course (PDIC) Training
The Canada Safety Council’s Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) is an established program that meets the needs of today’s complex traffic environment. PDIC  Training helps professional drivers improve their defensive driving techniques. Upon completion of this module the student will have a better understanding of how to prevent collisions, deliver cargo safely and on time, reduce costs and maintain good driving habits.

PDIC Training

Air Brakes Training
M.E.T.I.’s Air Brakes Training is developed to provide knowledge on legislation, regulations, air brake systems and components and correct procedures required to safely operate a vehicle equipped with an Air Brake System.
Upon completion of this Air Brakes Training course, the student will take the Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicles Air Brakes Test, required to be issued an ‘Air Brake Endorsement’.
An Air Brake Endorsement permits the holder to drive vehicles equipped with air brakes in the class of vehicle for which the driver is licensed and adjust manual or automatic slack adjusters.  This course gives the operator an “03” Air Brake endorsement.

Tractor Trailer Systems Training
M.E.T.I. developed this module to comply with the Atlantic Canada Trucking Industry Class 1 Professional Truck Driver Training Public and Private Training Institute Standards. Topics include: Control Systems, Vehicle Systems, Transportation Technology, Vehicle Inspections, Coupling and Uncoupling, Sliding Fifth Wheels and Tandem Axles, Preventive Maintenance and Servicing, Recognizing and Reporting Malfunctions, Handling Cargo, Cargo Documentation, Customer Service, Special Rigs, Hours of Service, Trip Planning, Crossing the Border, Transportation Security, Driving International Routes, Hazardous Materials, Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA).

Class 1 Driver Practical Training
M.E.T.I. developed this module to comply with the Atlantic Canada Trucking Industry Class 1 Professional Truck Driver Training Public and Private Training Institute Standards. M.E.T.I. will also utilize the PTDI Skill Standards for Entry–Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers as a reference guide for practical instruction and skill evaluation (note: Canadian standards will be supplemented for U.S. standards).

Pre-Trip Inspection and Coupling Training
This will be carried out at the M.E.T.I.’s Class 1 Driver Training Area. This training will include coupling/uncoupling; pre-trip and post-trip inspection; weight distribution, sliding trailer axles and sliding fifth wheels.

Field and Maneuvering Skills Training
The Field and Maneuvering will be carried out at the M.E.T.I.’s Class 1 Driver Training Area. This component of the program is designed to provide the student with the ability to safely maneuver a tractor-trailer unit in situations that a professional driver would encounter. This instruction includes straight-line backing, alley docking, and serpentine (reverse and forward) maneuvers, blind-side parallel parking, coupling and uncoupling, and pre-trip inspection.

Observation
Observation is the student’s time spent observing while other students perform range and road BTW activities. Spending time watching others drive is very important to a student’s training. Students will be able to learn from the instructor while watching the example of their fellow students.

Behind The Wheel (BTW) Training
The BTW training time is supervised time when the student has actual control of the vehicle during the driving lesson. BTW consists solely of Road Lessons. The Road Lessons will be on the road driving with the student behind the wheel. The Student/Instructor will be a maximum of 2:1 for this component. As part of the BTW, the student training will include: gear & clutch work min. 5 hours; Trans Canada, Urban and Rural minimum 30 hours; Night runs on Trans Canada, Rural & Urban routes with a minimum 3 hours; and Bob Tail maximum 2 hours. Hauling a minimum of 14,000 kg for a minimum of 30 hours.

Oil Sands Safety Association Basic Safety Orientation (BSO) Program
A BSO certificate holder will be able to present their credential to any of the Oil Sands Safety Association Member Company sites (Albian Sands Energy Inc., Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., and Syncrude Canada Ltd.) as proof of completing the required site access orientation.

OSSA Basic Safety Orientation Training

Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS)
Upon completion of this CSTS training course the student will have an understanding of basic construction safety through various health and safety topics, including: The Law at Work, Workplace Hazards, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Personal Physical Care, Housekeeping, Ladders & Scaffolding, Machinery, Tools & Equipment, Mobile Equipment, Field Level Hazard Assessment, Defensive Driving, Fall Protection, Excavating & Trenching, Emergency Response, WHMIS, Environmental Factors.

CSTS Certificate

H2S Alive Training (Enform)
Upon completion of this training, students will have an understanding of what H2S is, its dangers, how to work safely and the importance of a rescue plan. The primary focus is to provide generic H2S course content to help workers work safely in and around H2S environments. The course covers the physical properties and health hazards of H2S, how to protect oneself and basic rescue techniques. Each student is required to operate a self-contained breathing apparatus and a detector tube device, and to perform CPR and rescue lift and drag exercises. This one-day course is intended for all workers in the petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulphide (H2S).

H2S Alive Training

Internship
M.E.T.I. developed this 4-week module to comply with the Atlantic Canada Trucking Industry Class 1 Professional Truck Driver Training Public and Private Training Institute Standards. During the 4 week internship, the student will receive a minimum of 100 HRS behind the wheel (BTW) time.

M.E.T.I.’s Class 1 Driver Training – Tractor Trailer Program Prerequisites are easy to meet.

We guide you during our easy to follow, two-step process.  Click here for admission requirements and prerequisites for our Class 1 Driver course.

Class 1 Driver Course – Tractor Trailer enrollment is quick and easy.

Our Admissions team is here to help you with any enrollment questions you have about Class 1 Driver Training – Tractor Trailer Program.  Contact us today: 902-539-9766, (toll free) 877-800-6384 or email training@metiatlantic.com

Your Class 1 Driver Ticket

Your Class 1 Ticket is provided on completion of this course. Whether you are looking for a Class 1 Ticket, a Class 1 Driver Certificate, or completion of a Class 1 Driver Course, this is the correct course. Upon completion of M.E.T.I.’s Class 1 Driver Training – Tractor Trailer Program, you will receive a Class 1 Ticket recognized across North America.  Your Class 1 Ticket or Class 1 Certificate (call it what you like), will show prospective employers that you have the right credentials.

Your Class 1 Driver Certificate

Prospective employers may require confirmation of your Class 1 Driver Certificate. We keep your records on file permanently. Feel free to have your prospective employer contact M.E.T.I. to confirm your Class 1 Driver Certificate.

Your Class 1 Drivers License

You will be ready to work anywhere a Class 1 license is required; such as long haul driver, bulk goods driver, delivery truck driver, tanker truck driver and flatbed driver.

Our Class 1 Driver Course – Tractor Trailer Enrollment and Financing Options

Our Admissions team is here to help you with Class 1 Driver Course Training’s registration process, to field any enrollment questions you have about Class 1 Driver Course Training – Tractor Trailer Program or any of our programs, and to provide information about financing options that may be available to you.  Contact our admissions team today: 902-539-9766, (toll free) 1-877-800-6384 or email training@metiatlantic.com