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Hamilton, ON L8E 3J6

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Canada’s Largest Truck Driving School has set its roots in Hamilton, Ontario!

Discover our presence in the heart of the city, offering top-notch AZ/DZ and Heavy Equipment courses that exceed industry standards. Embark on your path to a rewarding career with guidance from the best instructors in the field.

Transport Training

Better training = better jobs

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

We are Canada’s largest provider of Truck Driver and Heavy Equipment Operator Training – No other truck driving school offers more job opportunities with better pay. We will show you how you can earn $100,000/ year and more! Employers in Canada know that when they are hiring a TTCC Graduate, they are hiring some of the best trained drivers on the road. In addition to providing more training hours than other schools, we also operate the only hands-on Skid Control and Recovery Centre for commercial trucks in Canada! 

  • Transport Training Program AZ (MELT) - $6,995 (TAX EXEMPT)

    Transport Training Program AZ (MELT) - $6,995 (TAX EXEMPT)

    Essentials Package Special Offer – $6,995 (TAX EXEMPT)

    We have been authorized to offer this special price for AZ driver training to help with the truck driver shortage for our preferred carriers for a limited time.

    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
    • 260 hours of AZ truck driver training
    • Training on Standard Transmissions
    • TTCC Air Brake Advantage™ (Z Endorsement)
    • E-log training
    • Border crossing training
    • Dangerous goods
    • Load securement training
    • One on one or group training
    • Books included
    • Include a C license at no extra charge (see below)
    • One road test included

    A Class C licence lets you:

    • Drive a regular, non-school bus with seating for more than 24 passengers
    • Drive vehicles covered by D, F (ambulance) and G class licences

    When you apply for an AZ license you only have to answer a few more questions while at Drive Test to get the C classification added to your license. We will show you how.

    A full Class AZ (air brake endorsement) truck licence lets you drive:

    • Any truck/tractor trailer combination
    • A combination of motor vehicle and towed vehicles where the towed vehicles exceed a total gross weight of 4,600 kilograms (10,000 lbs) and has air brakes
    • A vehicle pulling double trailers

    With a full Class AZ licence you can also drive:

    • a car or light truck covered by a Class G licence
    • heavy trucks covered by the Class D truck licence
    • any vehicle covered under a restricted Class A truck licence

    Class AZ licence does not allow you to drive a bus carrying passengers, a motorcycle or a moped.

  • Transport Training Program AZ (MELT) - Little or No Cost Options

    Transport Training Program AZ (MELT) - Little or No Cost Options

    This AZ truck driver training package qualifies for the “Train at Little or No Cost” options:

    • Government grants
    • In-house grants
    • WSIB
    • Better Jobs Ontario
    • Indigenous Band Funding
    • Canada Ontario Job Grant
    • Tuition reimbursement programs
    • Paid on-the-job training opportunities

    We help thousands of students every year access funding for AZ truck driver training that they don’t have to pay back. Many students even receive a government, non-repayable, living allowance while in training. Let us help you.

    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
    • 260 hours of AZ truck driver training
    • 2 weeks of classroom instruction
    • 6 weeks of hands-on AZ truck driver training
    • Training on Standard Transmissions
    • TTCC Air Brake Advantage™ (Z Endorsement)
    • E-log training
    • Border crossing training
    • Dangerous goods
    • Load securement training
    • One on one or group training
    • Include a C license at no extra charge (see below)
    • Unlimited road tests included

    PLUS

    • Unlimited Simulator Training – (our simulator NEVER replaces truck hours)
    • Skid School for graduates of our AZ truck driver training school at our Nationally Recognized Skid Pad Training Facility near Belleville
    • Lifetime job placement assistance
    • Hands-on dump truck training
    • Introduction to Heavy Equipment Operator (at select campuses)
    • One on one or group training
    • Road test guarantee

    A Class C licence lets you:

    • Drive a regular, non-school bus with seating for more than 24 passengers
    • Drive vehicles covered by D, F (ambulance) and G class licences

    When you apply for an AZ license you only have to answer a few more questions while at Drive Test to get the C classification added to your license. We will show you how.

    A full Class AZ (air brake endorsement) truck licence lets you drive:

    • Any truck/tractor trailer combination
    • A combination of motor vehicle and towed vehicles where the towed vehicles exceed a total gross weight of 4,600 kilograms (10,000 lbs) and has air brakes
    • A vehicle pulling double trailers

    With a full Class AZ licence you can also drive:

    • a car or light truck covered by a Class G licence
    • heavy trucks covered by the Class D truck licence
    • any vehicle covered under a restricted Class AZ truck licence

    Class AZ licence does not allow you to drive a bus carrying passengers, a motorcycle or a moped.

  • 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)

    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
    • 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.

  • Straight Truck Program (DZ) (Standard Transmission) - $2,495 (tax exempt)

    Straight Truck Program (DZ) (Standard Transmission) - $2,495 (tax exempt)

    Essentials Package Special Offer $2,495 (tax exempt)

    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

    • 1 week of classroom DZ truck driver training
    • 2 weeks of hands-on DZ truck driver training
    • Training on Standard Transmissions
    • TTCC Air Brake Advantage™ (Z Endorsement)
    • E log training
    • One on one or group DZ truck training
    • Books included
    • One DZ license 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 AZ or restricted Class AZ licence.

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

  • Straight Truck Program (DZ) (Standard Transmission) - Little or No cost Options

    Straight Truck Program (DZ) (Standard Transmission) - Little or No cost Options

    This package qualifies for the “Train at Little or No Cost” options:

    • Government grants
    • In-house grants
    • WSIB
    • Better Jobs Ontario
    • Indigenous Band Funding
    • Canada Ontario Job Grant
    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
    • 1 week of classroom DZ truck driver training
    • 2 weeks of hands-on-DZ truck driver training
    • Training on Standard Transmissions
    • TTCC Air Brake Advantage™ (Z Endorsement)
    • E log training
    • One on one or group DZ truck driver training
    • Unlimited Class DZ license road tests included

    PLUS

    • Unlimited Simulator Training – (our simulator NEVER replaces truck hours)
    • Lifetime job placement assistance
    • Hands-on dump truck training and common core surface miner certificate training (at select campuses)
    • One on one or group DZ truck driver training
    • DZ license Road test guarantee

    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 AZ or restricted Class AZ 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

    Requirements

    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.

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.

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Nationally Recognized Skid Pad Training Facility for Class 1, AZ

The only one of it’s kind in Canada available to the public for truck driver training (Class 1, AZ).

Learn Decision Truck Driving Techniques both in the classroom and in actual hands-on activities using our exclusive skid pad training facility for truck drivers (Class 1, AZ).

Our hands-on skid control and recovery truck driver training program is dramatic training that will show you how to anticipate and recover from skids.

Studies show that even the best of drivers have a tendency to overestimate their driving abilities. This could have serious consequences in a dangerous situation that requires highly developed decision-making skills and quick reactions for truck drivers specific for Class 1, AZ.

Costs

  • TTCC graduates – $995 + HST
  • Non graduates -$1595 + HST (must have experience with standard transmission and an unrestricted AZ/Class 1 license).
  • Corporate/ groups discounts are available. Private bookings for your organization are also available by request.

Takes place in Shannonville, ON

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.

LEARN TO SHIFT THE RIGHT WAY

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.

MASTER THE ART OF BACKING

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!

COST:

  • 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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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 Road test preparation
  • Use of truck for 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

Requirements

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.

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 possess 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.

Air Brake Endorsement (Z)

Given the importance of bringing a fully loaded truck to a safe halt, you are required to posses a specialized air brake endorsement (Z) on your commercial license.

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AIR BRAKE ENDORSEMENT (Z )

Large commercial vehicles are equipped with powerful air brake systems. Because stopping a fully loaded truck is important, you are required to posses a special air brake endorsement (Z) on your commercial license. This endorsement must be renewed every 5 years with a written test.

The minimum requirement to get an air brake endorsement is to participate in a 2-day (12 hours) air brake course. Schools that offer this absolute minimum air brake training are known as “licensing mills” because they will also to sign off on your training. These predators have done a pretty good job convincing people to pay them about $400 – $500 for this “service” under the guise that it will make your road test easier (even though Z testing is completely free when done the right way at the Drive Test Centre). They also make sure you only get the minimum training because when it comes time to renew your Z endorsement in 5 years you will have to take the course again and spend another $400 – $500.

At TTCC we take a different approach. As passionate trainers, dedicated to road user safety, we have always stood against this shady practice of licensing mills. We have developed a far better way for teaching Air Brake systems. Our revolutionary Air Brake Endorsement method has a proven track record of simplifying the air brake system making it easier to learn and retain. Just like anything else, it’s easy once you know how.  We are so confident in our training method that anyone can take refresher training as often as they want at no charge (although when you’re trained right the first time it’s very rare that you’ll need to come back). We want you to know this stuff inside and out, it could be the difference between coming home safely and on time or coming home late with a pocketful of fines.

The licensing mills want you to return every 5 years to give them more money to teach you the minimum passing requirements (again and again). Don’t settle for minimum standards, we never have. Make sure you know your air brake systems the right way. Don’t let anyone convince you that learning nothing is better than learning everything.

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.