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CLASS 1 LICENCE
Mandatory Entry Level (MELT)
New mandatory training requirements for drivers who want to obtain their Class 1 driver’s licence.
Drivers must complete an approved Class 1 Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) course before they can book their road test to obtain a Class 1 licence to drive a semi-trailer truck (other existing requirements also apply).
The Province of Manitoba has introduced this mandatory minimum training requirement, which aligns with other Canadian jurisdictions that are in the process of implementing mandatory training programs. Previously, training was recommended but not required prior to obtaining a Class 1 licence.
121.5 Hours Professional Truck Driver Training Program.
CLASS 3 LICENCE
Class 3 courses are booked based on availability.
Air brake training is included.
The Class 3 course is design to help drivers in the construction, gravel, concrete and oil industries. Class 3 allows the license holder to operate trucks with more than two axles OR a truck with two axles towing a vehicle with a registered gross vehicle weight of more than 4,540 kgs (but does not include a semi-trailer truck).
This course is comprised of five sessions of 4 hours each. The 20-hour course includes training on pre-trip and air brake inspections, driving and backing. Taking the Class 3 training with Commercial Truck Training Centre includes air brake endorsement.
Mandatory training is required for drivers who want to obtain their Class 1 driver’s licence.
You must complete an approved Class 1 Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) course before you can book your road test to obtain a Class 1 licence to drive a semi-trailer truck (other existing requirements also apply).
The MELT course consists of 121.5 hours of standardized training that covers the essential knowledge and skills to safely operate a semi-trailer truck. This mandatory training will help ensure the safety of all road users.
Drivers only need to successfully complete mandatory training once – there is no need to take the training again.
Existing Class 1 drivers
Drivers with an existing valid Manitoba Class 1 licence issued before September 1, 2019, do not need to retest and are not required to take MELT.
MELT consists of a minimum 121.5 hours of training. Instruction consists of 40 hours in class, 40.5 hours in yard and 41 hours in cab.
Experience operating heavy vehicles in the past but
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