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Gravenhurst Campus

Commericial Training Gravenhurst

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1671 Winhara Road,
Gravenhurst, ON

Open by Appointment Only

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  • Basic DZ (with an Automatic Transmission) - $1,495 (plus HST)

    Basic DZ (with an Automatic Transmission) - $1,495 (plus HST)

    Firetrucks, Municipal Vehicles & Snow Plows $1,495 (plus HST)

    • 3 Days in duration
    • Automatic Transmission training for DZ license
    • TTCC Air Brake Advantage™ (Z Endorsement)
    • One on one or group truck training
    • One DZ road test included

    The Class DZ licence lets you drive a truck with a gross weight or registered gross weight exceeding 11,000 kilograms (24,000 lb) or any truck or combination exceeding 11,000 kilograms (24,000 lb) gross weight or registered gross weight provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kilograms(10,000 lb). If the towed vehicle weighs more, you will need either a full Class A or restricted Class A licence.

    With a Class DZ licence you can also drive a car or light truck covered by a G Class licence.

  • AR Training - $1,895 (plus HST)

    AR Training - $1,895 (plus HST)

    $1,895 (plus HST)

    Course Highlights

    • Pickup & Trailer pre-trip inspection
    • Safe Trailer hookup and unhook procedures
    • Pickup interior cab checks
    • Defensive driving practices
    • Trailer cornering practice
    • Safe backing protocols
    • MTO AR License Road test preparation
    • Use of truck for AR License road test

    The restricted Class A (condition R) licence is meant for drivers operating smaller truck-trailer combinations, such as a recreational, horse or utility trailer. As of July 19, 2021, the type of transmission in the vehicle you use for your road test will determine what types of Class AR vehicles you can drive in Ontario.

    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:

    • 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.

MTO Approved Air Brake "Z" Endorsement

2 Day – 12 Hour Course – Only $249

A valid “Z” endorsement is required to operate any vehicle equipped with air brakes in the province of Ontario. This includes (but not limited to) large motor homes, some RV’s, buses, medium‐duty and all heavy‐duty vehicles.

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MTO Approved Air Brake ‘Z’ Endorsement Training:

A valid “Z” endorsement is required to operate any vehicle equipped with air brakes in the province of Ontario. This includes (but not limited to) large motor homes, some RV’s, buses, medium‐duty and all heavy‐duty vehicles.

The objective of the course is to familiarize all air brake equipped vehicle operators with the workings of air brake systems, to increase safety awareness on Ontario’s highways and to reduce the number of accidents resulting from improper brake usage and maintenance.

This 2‐Day (approximately 12 hours) Air Brake or ‘Z’ Endorsement Course teaches participants how the air brake system works, its many components, how to operate the air brake system and to identify defects in the system. Day 1 begins at 8:00 a.m. SHARP and goes to about 4:30 p.m. We use our in-class air brake board and learning tools as well as practical training at our truck. Day 2 begins at 8:00 a.m.; written and practical testing will be done on day 2. Most practical training and testing is in the classroom but there is also some time spent outdoors around a commercial air brake equipped vehicle so dress appropriately.

Written and practical Air Brake testing will be completed throughout the curriculum of this 2‐Day course. Successful participants will be able to have the ‘Z’ Endorsement added to their license 5 business days after completion of this course. Please visit DriveTest Centre near you to add the Z endorsement to your license after you complete your course.

Upon successful completion of the written and practical exams you simply go to a Drive Test Centre (after 48 hours but within 6 months) to have the Z-endorsement added to your license. You MUST get your Z-endorsement applied to your driver’s licence within 6 months of taking this course. If you are doing a road test in a vehicle equipped with air brakes you must have the Z-endorsement on your licence at the time of testing.



  • Minimum full “G” licence. Payment in full is required by cash, debit or credit. A clear copy of your driver’s licence is also required to register.

Refund Policy

  • Cancellation prior to one full day or more before the course: we will refund the course cost less $40.00 administration charge.
  • Cancellation day before or day of course: forfeit the course cost.
  • As per MTO regulations late arrivals will not be permitted into the course. We recommend you show up at least 15 minutes early.

Skid School Training

Nationally Recognized Skid Control and Recovery Training Facility for Class 1, AZ

We operate the only commercial “hands-on” Skid Control and Recovery training centre in Canada. As the irrefutable leaders in accident-avoidance training, we know how to keep the shiny side up. Give us a call today (or click on request information), our Admissions Specialists and Government Grant Experts are standing by.

Simulator Training

Master the Art of Shifting and Backing

Enhance your skills with state-of-the-art simulators, providing a realistic, hands-on training experience. Give us a call today (or click on request information), our Admissions Specialists and Government Grant Experts are standing by.

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Master the Art of Shifting and Backing with the use of our State of the Art Simulators 

Learn how to drive a truck (Class 1, 3, AZ, DZ) before getting behind the wheel. The old way to teach someone how to drive would be to let the truck 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 driving schools in North America now use simulators to supplement shifting and backing training (these are the two most difficult skills to master) for their Class 1, 3, AZ, DZ students. Truck driver training school courses are of a set duration. This means you spend your truck 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 for your Class 1, 3, AZ or DZ. Use of our simulator gives you the time you need to learn and master the skills you need for the career in as a truck driver that you deserve.


Learning to shift a truck (Class 1, 3, AZ, DZ) 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 at a truck driver training school 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. When you fail to master the art of shifting you will be stuck with an “automatic” restriction on your Class AZ/ Class 1 license. This means you will only be licensed to drive a truck with an automatic transmission which makes up about half of 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 (Class 1, 3, AZ, DZ). You can use your driving time to work on much more advanced skills. Practice makes perfect and that’s why our truck driving school students are the best of the best.


Without a simulator the only way to learn how to back up a tractor trailer at a truck driver training school is by trial and error. Modern simulator truck  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 a tractor trailer (Class 1, AZ). 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” truck driver training you will already know how to back up a tractor 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!


  • 10 hour package: $500
  • Unlimited use: $1,000
  • Included at no extra cost in some truck training packages

AR Training

Drive vehicles requiring Class G and Class D licences

Give us a call today (or click on request information), our Admissions Specialists and Government Grant Experts are standing by.

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Standard vs Automatic

Using an automatic truck for your AZ  training and road test will result in a restricted license.

Driving a truck with a manual transmission is easy once you know how. The trick is to be taught and to have the opportunity to learn.

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Driving a truck with a manual transmission is easy once you know how.  It may be tempting to take the easy way and opt for training on an automatic transmission, but you owe it to yourself to learn, and posses an unrestricted license. Not knowing how to drive a standard truck and how to drive it well, will greatly limit your employment opportunities.

Sure, there are some jobs out there that use automatic trucks – but with a restricted license, those are the jobs you are limited to. We train thousands of individuals each and every year on standard transmissions. We have never failed to teach someone how to drive a standard truck confidently. We have been doing it for years and have many professional tools (such as simulators) to help along the way!  Just because you don’t know how to shift now, doesn’t mean you can’t learn.

You might be surprised at how quickly you start to become comfortable shifting a truck, and after just a few short weeks you will be shifting like a pro! We are so confident in our ability to teach anyone to shift a truck that we will back you up with a road test guarantee.

Our courses are designed to meet the demands of the trucking industry and learning styles of our students. Although we provide students all the tools and resources to master shifting, we also appreciate that everyone learns differently. Everyone has different goals and reasons for wanting an AZ license, which is why we also provide training and road tests on automatic trucks. Whether you want a full AZ license or an automatic restricted license, we can accommodate.

Heavy Equipment Operator Training

Obtain the skills, knowledge and certification required for employment as a Heavy Equipment Operator.

Transport Training Centres of Canada will provide you with the very best training so you can arrive prepared.

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