Master the Art of Shifting and Backing
Free, Unlimited use of our State of the Art Simulators
TTCC students have the advantage to learn how to drive a truck before getting behind the wheel. The old way to teach someone how to drive would be to let the student loose on the road and hope for the best. A rookie pilot learning to fly a plane would never learn this way. Most quality truck training schools in North America now use simulators to supplement shifting and backing training (these are the two most difficult skills to master). What sets our simulator training apart from the other schools is that there is no limit to the amount of time you can spend training on them. Trucking courses are of a set duration. This means you spend your training hours on certain exercises. If you didn’t learn in the allotted time you will either fail or get stuck paying for more training time just to learn the bare minimum. The free, unlimited use of our simulator gives you the time you need to learn and master the skills you need. This simulator time is over and above any course time. Simulator time never replaces your actual behind the wheel training with us. It only enhances it.
Learn to shift the right way
Learning to shift a truck with a non-synchronized manual transmission is a skill that takes time and patience. This is not like shifting a car with a standard transmission. The first thing you have to learn in truck driver training is how to shift gears. You can’t learn anything else until the basics of shifting is learned. Like anything else, once you know how, shifting is easy and fun. Many new drivers have seen their careers get stalled because the school they chose didn’t have simulators and couldn’t teach them how to shift a truck. When you fail to learn this skill you will be stuck with an automatic truck and you will receive a restricted Class AZ/ Class 1 license and that means you will only be able to drive half the trucks on the road today.
By using the simulator students learn how to shift at their own pace before they even get behind the wheel of the actual truck. You can use your driving time to work on much more advanced skills. There is no limit to the amount of time you can spend on our simulators. Practice makes perfect and that’s why our students are the best of the best.
Master the Art of backing
Without a simulator the only way to learn how to back up a trailer is by trial and error. The old way of teaching backing was to take you out to the yard, put you in the driver’s seat and then yell instructions at you from outside of the truck. Usually this was done in groups and everyone took turns. This was too stressful and the pressure it put on a student didn’t create a comfortable or effective learning environment. Modern simulator training allows you to learn all the concepts of backing while practicing in a real simulated environment. It allows for a self paced, stress and pressure free way to learn the concepts of backing with no time limits! You can replay maneuvers and watch what you’ve done from different vantage points, you can learn from your own mistakes by yourself without an audience. Once you start your “hands on” training you will already know how to back up a trailer allowing you the opportunity to put what you learned on the simulator to work in real life.
This is how you master the Art of Backing