Refresher Training

Refresher Training

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Refresher Training provides students with basic theoretical and practical training to safely operate a Tractor-Trailer and refresh their previous knowledge of driving an AZ vehicle.

If you are currently a licensed AZ Driver, these packages may be the perfect option for you to refresh your skills for perspective employment opportunities or feeling more confident on the road!

What can I drive with this License?

Licensed AZ Drivers are allowed to drive any tractor-trailer combination.
They may also drive in class D and G

What Does this Course Cover?

Refresher Training Covers the following topics in a one on one in cab sessions:

  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Airbrakes Practical and Safety Inspections
  • Defensive Driving
  • Route Planning
  • Cargo/ Load Security
  • Regulatory and legal requirements in Canada and the US
  • Highway Training
  • Turns, Backing, Shifting, Coupling & Uncoupling

How long is the course and what does it cost?

Depending on your experience you can register for a combination of training programs that suit your needs.

Each Driving Lesson is scheduled for 1 Full Hour.

Topics covered during training include Vehicle Inspections, On the Road Training and Yard Work and Safety Procedures.

Lessons can be scheduled 7 days a week,  from 8am-10pm.

1 Driving Lesson, Safety Classroom$353.00 + Tax = $399.00
3 Driving Lessons, Safety Classroom
$530.09 + Tax = $599.00
4 Driving Lessons, Safety Classroom
$593.42 + Tax = $699.00
5 Driving Lessons, Safety Classroom
$707.07+ Tax = $799.00
6 Driving Lessons, Safety Classroom
$795.57 + Tax = $899.00
7 Driving Lessons, Safety Classroom
$884.07 + Tax = $999.00
8 Driving Lessons, Safety Classroom
$972.56 + Tax = $1099.00
14 Driving Lessons, Road Test Scheduling, Vehicle for Road Test $1699 + Tax =$1920.00
Extra Lesson (60 Minutes in Duration)$100.00 + Tax = $113.00
Air Brake Z Endorsement + Retest if Required$349.99 ( Tax included )
Dangerous Goods Course$200.00 + Tax = $226.00
Border Crossing$150.00 + Tax = $169.50
Log Book Training$135.00 + Tax = $152.55

What do I need before I can begin?

  • Valid Ontario Class ‘AZ’ License
  • Knowledge verification of Rules of the Road and Signs.

How do I register for this course?

You may register in Person, over the Phone, or Online:

Upon registration students will receive a confirmation email confirming enrolment and username and password to access our online portal to manage your schedule and payment.

Can I get a job after I complete this program?

The short answer, if you possess your AZ license is: yes, The trucking industry in Canada is full of opportunities and possibilities.

The long answer is below:

According to the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council Study, over the next few years demand for AZ drivers is expected to steadily rise. In 2014, the trucking industry was short 38,000 drivers. The shortage was expected to reach nearly 48,000 by the end of 2015.

If the current trend holds, the shortage may balloon to almost 175,000 by 2024. Over the next decade, the trucking industry will need to hire a total 890,000 new drivers, or an average of 89,000 per year. Replacing retiring truck drivers will be by far the largest factor, accounting for nearly half of new driver hires (45%). The second largest factor will be industry growth, accounting for 33% of new driver hires.

Conclusion: opportunities exist for you to secure a rewarding career for yourself and play an important role in a growing and technologically advanced service industry.

Please note that his program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

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290 Thompson Dr, Cambridge ON, N1T 2E3


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