Commercial Trucking AZ Programs

Jumpstart your commercial trucking career.

Class AZ License

An AZ licence allows you to operate any combination of tractor trailer commercial vehicles in Ontario. This includes those exceeding a total gross weight of 10,000lbs with air brakes, and those pulling double trailers.

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MTO-Approved MELT Program

Standard 103.5 hours of Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT), as well as an additional 12 hours of Airbrakes training.

Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT)

As of July 1, 2017, those looking to obtain their Class A (commercial truck) driver’s licence need to complete 103.5 hours of standardized training before taking the AZ road test.

Our EliteStart program contains our MTO approved MELT program and Air Brakes program. After successful completion of this program you will have satisfied the Mandatory Entry Level requirements as set out by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. MELT requires 103.5 hours of learning plus 12 hours of Air Brake training.

Our 115.5 hour program offers more than just the minimum standard of MELT. Our interactive classes and simulation labs prepare you for the road ahead. The in-cab training is always a one-on-one instructor/student ratio, conducted in manual transmission trucks. We guarantee 100% one-on-one in-vehicle training with customized lesson plans.

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EliteStart Pro

Going Above and Beyond Standards

A total of 200 hours advanced training, including additional certifications in Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Air Brakes, WHMIS & First Aid & CPR.

Above the Minimum Requirements

Our 200 hour Pro program surpasses the requirements of MELT. In addition to our MELT curricula, the program also has additional certifications in TDG, First Aid, and WHMIS. EliteStart Pro also provides advanced training on Load Securement, cross border crossing and new technologies such as ELD.

This program is the elite of the industry. Our Blended learning environment combines interactive classroom, virtual reality simulation labs and in cab training to give the most powerful training on the market. Our in-cab is always 1 on 1 instructor/student ratio. We do not fill time with meaningless hours of observation and you will learn multiple manual transmissions. We are a TTSAO accredited school.

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Commercial Trucking EliteStart Series

Next Course Starts: Monday August 12th, 2024

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Documentation & Admission Requirements

What Do I Need To Take AZ Training?

Hold a valid G Class Driver's Licence
Grade 11 or equivalent
Pass an MTO Medical Report. We offer on-site medicals with a Registered Nurse. You can also pick up the form at any Service Ontario or at our Campus and make an appointment with your family doctor or go into any walk-in clinic - Cost $150-$200.
AZ written and Road Test Fee - the written can be done at any DriveTest Centre, the road test fee must be paid at that time as well - Cost $120 (must bring original completed MTO Medical)

Pricing & Financing Options

Funding Your Training Without the Worry

As a registered private career college, we accept various types of corporate and government funding, including:

Canada Ontario Job Grant
Better Jobs Funding
Sign-on Bonuses from Trucking Companies

We are not able to accept Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding, however, we do offer affordable financing options through Affirm Canada!

Visit our financing page or contact us to learn more about funding and financing options!

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