Truck Training:

Tractor-Trailer AZ/DZ Program

Truck Training:
Tractor-Trailer AZ/DZ Overview

In this Truck Training Tractor-Trailer AZ/DZ course, students will be fully prepared to become professional truck drivers with the technical skills to safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively transport goods and products. Graduates meet Canada’s M.E.L.T (Mandatory Entry-Level Training) standards when they successfully develop the following skills under our instruction: Canada’s transport industry is vital to a healthy economy, and professional truck drivers are always needed. Canada Heavy Equipment College provides thorough, career-focused training through our 200-hour Professional truck driver classes.  You will gain the practical skills and experience you need to confidently enter the industry.

Tractor-Trailer AZ/DZ Training: Length of Full Training


  • 62 hrs. In-Class Theory
  • 50 hrs. Hands-on Practical Driving

Tractor-Trailer AZ/DZ Training: Fees & Tuition

,Books: $250
Tuition: $9,500

Tractor-Trailer AZ/DZ Training: Admission Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident
  • OSSD Grade 12 or GED*
    • *Admission Test can be completed at office if Grade 12 or GED is not completed
  • Valid Class G License
  • Driver’s Abstract
  • Criminal Background Check (there is a cost associated)
  • MTO Medical Must be completed to take to Drive Test Centre to write 2 tests listed below:
    • Knowledge Verification of Rules of the Road and Signs This test & the Air Brake test allows you to drive the tractor/trailer with a licensed instructor
    • Written Air Brake Test Completed and approved

Tractor-Trailer AZ/DZ Training: In-Class Theory Topics

  • Vehicle Inspections
  • Control Systems
  • Vehicle Systems
  • Basic Control
  • Shifting
  • Backing
  • Coupling & Uncoupling
  • Sliding Fifth Wheels & Tandem Axels
  • Air Brakes
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Recognizing & Reporting Malfunctions
  • Communication
  • Space Management
  • Visual Search
  • Speed Management
  • Night Driving
  • Extreme Driving Conditions
  • Skid Control
  • Hazard Awareness
  • Railroad Crossings
  • Emergency Manoeuvres
  • Accident Procedures
  • Special Rigs
  • Handling Cargo
  • Cargo Documentation
  • Trip Planning
  • Hours of Service
  • Driving International Routes
  • Transportation Security
  • Public Relations & Job Search
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Professional Driver Health
  • Safety & Security
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Transportation Technology
  • Whistleblower Protections for Professional Drivers
  • The Commercial Driver’s License
  • Map & Atlas Reading
  • Log Books

Tractor-Trailer AZ/DZ Training: Practical Training

  • 50 Hours Behind the Wheel
  • 40 Hours Pre/Post Trip, Circle Checks,Coupling/Uncoupling & Backing
  • 48 Hours Observational

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