2014 Trucking Guide – Truck Driving Schools in the US and Canada
US Truck Driving Schools Georgia Trucking School For those who are looking to start a career as a professional, and over-the-road truck driver, their Class A CDL course is what an aspiring driver needs. Georgia Trucking School has a state-in-the-art classroom instruction that utilizes the Clicker instructional system, which contains digital interactive equipment. During classroom training, students will need to learn safety around trucks, laws, and CDL basics, speed and stopping, pre-trip inspections, air brake systems, shifting, backing, coupling/uncoupling trailers, planning, fuel and electric systems, loading, dispatching, general knowledge, air brakes, combination vehicles, log books, and a Georgia CDL permit test. There are also a number of options for covering the students’ tuition fees at GDA Training.
Since their training is so affordable, a lot of people choose to pay for their training outright. The school accepts all major credit cards, as well as cash and personal checks. GDA Training is also WIA and TAA approved, and certifies veterans for their GI Bill benefits. Roadmaster CDL training at Roadmaster specializes in teaching the proper skills to begin driving a truck professionally. Their truck driving school will give students with both the hands on training and CDL knowledge that is needed to properly and safety operate a truck. Classes include Map reading, trip planning, and compliance with the Department of Transportation laws. Backing, turning, booking a trailer and over the road training driving a truck. They also teach advanced truck driving techniques such as skid avoidance and recovery. Other emergency actions for special situations such as a break away trailer or hydroplaining. All truck driving school locations have administrative offices, spacious classrooms, and computer labs. Their schools maintain specially designed field-driving courses for driving a truck where students can practice backing, coupling, uncoupling, and docking tractor trailers. Roadmaster also provides equipment for their Commercial Driver’s Licensing testing at all of their locations. Roadmaster truck driving school owns a fleet of late model trailers that are used only for student training. All equipment is operated under licensing of the states in which they are registered. Ferrari Driving School Ferrari Driving School is the biggest truck driving school in the NYC metropolitan area.
It was founded in 1968 based on the principle and safety and customer service. They have also developed an exclusive teaching method. Though their Ferrari 5 Level Program, method skills are developed in order to pass the road test and become a lifetime smart driver. Their Professional Driving Instructors are bilingual, college-trained, and NYS certified. The school also has a large fleet of new, well-maintained, and dual-chromed vehicles. Everything from tractor trailers, buses, mini-buses and trucks, to cars and motorcycles. They even offer OSHA forklift Forklift training and certification. Ferrari Driving School provides high quality instruction and road test services. They also provide training for a wide variety of city, state, and federally funded programs as well as fleet training for companies, organizations, and government agencies. They have programs that are developed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced driver training. These programs are all tailored to meet the needs of the individual student, both behind the wheel and in the classroom. Ferrari offers the 5-hour pre licensing safety course and the defensive driving course. The defensive driving course is both available online, and at their location. They can also arrange to have these Defense Driving Courses conducted at the student’s location for private business or groups. Canadian Truck Driving Schools Greater Ottawa Truck Training This professional truck driver’s course is ideal for the beginner who is seeking quality, ministry-approved training to achieve their class ACZ license.
This course’s hours exceed the MTCU (Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities) mandatory 200-hour training standards. It usually takes around 6 to 8 weeks to complete a full-time basis. 100% of driving time is performed in a manual transmission tractor (10- and 3- speed transmissions). Additional courses included in this tuition are a 16-hour Air Brake Z Endorsement Course with in-house testing, and a ½ day Forklift Certification that is valid for 3 years. Online courses include WHMIS, a Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Hazard Recognition & Awareness, as well as Fire Safety. Greater Ottawa Truck Training gives a defensive driving certificate and a SmartDriver Certificate. Mountain Driving Center Mountain Driving Center’s fully licensed and experienced driving instructors give a number of Driver’s Education courses. The instructors place a lot of emphasis on safe and defensive driving, observation skills, and collision avoidance techniques. They also teach city and highway driving, and parking/backing maneuvers. Beginner Driver Education includes 25 hours in-class and 10 hours in-car lessons. On-line certification is available to qualify for possible insurance reduction. Road Tests can also be taken in 8 months instead of 12. G Refresher Course includes lessons to prepare the student for his road test. It has flexible hours to accomodate school and work schedules. Students can also use the Driving Center’s training vehicle for Road Tests. PAN AM Driving School Pan Am’s clients include young drivers from 16 years of age, to seniors in their 80s.
A lot of these drivers are getting behind the wheel for the first time in their lives. Aside from English, their instructors can also speak 3 languages. They have a combined experience of over 60 years. Their goal is to provide a practical driving experience to make sure that their future drivers exercise the proper and safest techniques. They also accomodate the greater Winnepeg area and are willing to work together with their students to ensure efficient and speedy services. This business was started by Brinder Paul Phangureh as a summer employment to supplement his educational needs in computer sciences at Red River College. By the end of the second summer, he knew that this is what he wanted to do in his life. And now, he runs one of the most respected driving schools in Winnepeg, Manitoba. Pan Am offers the following Services: Male and female instructors, teaching parallel parking in three simple and easy steps, pickup from home or work, arranging road test appointments with MPI (Manitoba Public Insurance), and lessons for 7 days a week to fit the student’s schedule.