Learn how to drive a tractor trailer and earn your Ontario AZ license in a program designed by experienced trucking professionals.
WHAT CAN I DRIVE WITH THIS LICENCE?
Licensed AZ Drivers are allowed to drive any tractor-trailer combination.
They may also drive in class D and Z
The class A driver’s license allows you to drive a motor vehicle and towed vehicles where the towed vehicles exceed a total gross weight of 4,600 kilograms (10,000 lb); and vehicles included in classes D and G. A class A-licence does not permit you to drive a bus carrying passengers, a motorcycle or a moped.
For a full Class “A” – a motor vehicle and towed vehicle where the towed vehicle exceeds a total gross weight of 4,600 kilograms (10,000 lb) and an overall length of 45 feet or longer, a fifth wheel coupling and a full air brake system on both the truck and the trailer.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE COVER?
AZ COMMERCIAL COURSE OUTLINE
During the course of our training students will learn the skills required for a career as an AZ Commercial Driver. Our program covers the laws and procedures that regulate the trucking industry. Training will include but is not limited to the following:
• The environmental conditions that affect equipment performance;
• Basic operating and vehicle maneuvering skills to ensure they are confident behind the wheel.
• The rules and practices for safe operation.
• Students of our program will gain the skills required to obtain a commercial driver position within the transportation sector.
Competent drivers must know not only how to operate the particular class of equipment to which they have been assigned but also be aware of hazards associated with the work they have been asked to do They will be able to operate equipment in a manner that protects both their own safety and the safety of others in their workplace.
These Acts and regulations govern truck driving in Ontario.
- The Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and the following regulations govern the driver, the vehicle and equipment, weight and numbers of passengers that a driver can carry: Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections Reg. 199/07; Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators’ Information Reg. 424/97; Covering of Loads R.R.O.1990. Reg.577; Critical Defects of Commercial Motor Vehicles O.Reg.512/97; Equipment R.R.O.1990.Reg.587; Hours of Service O.Reg.555/06; Safety Inspections R.R.O.1990.Reg.611; Security of Loads O.Reg.363/04.
- Dangerous Goods Transportation Act regulates the transportation of dangerous goods, including required documentation, handling, safety markings (labels and placards) and the certification of drivers.
Transporting dangerous goods
There are nine classes of dangerous goods ranging from corrosives and flammable liquids to environmentally hazardous materials. Drivers transporting dangerous goods must receive training from their current employer. The employer determines the level of training required. Once training is successfully completed, the employer issues the driver a certificate that must be carried when transporting dangerous goods.
For further information on dangerous goods training, visit the Transport Canada website: www.tc.gc.ca.