Professional Truck Driver Training in Lethbridge
Gateway Safety Services Ltd. offers professional Class 1, 2, and 3 truck driver training in Lethbridge and Taber. Our facilities are Alberta Transportation-approved for both testing and training. Our Alberta Transportation-approved instructors have over 65 years of combined driving experience to provide safe, reliable instruction to prepare you for obtaining your truck driving license.
In the past, we've worked with companies and individuals to enable them to meet the Province's requirements for safe driving. If you'd like to learn more about our professional truck driver training in Lethbridge, please reach out to us. We've compiled a list of resources to educate you about various safety regulations.
MANDATORY ENTRY-LEVEL TRAINING (MELT) PROGRAM
For truck driver training in Lethbridge, the Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) program for all Class 1 or 2 commercial drivers came into effect March 1, 2019. It consists of in-classroom, in-vehicle (in-yard where the vehicle is not moving) and on-road training.
If you'd like to learn more about the guidelines and how they apply to you, we invite you to contact us.
THE BENEFITS OF OUR COURSE
At Gateway Safety Services Ltd., we have provided truck driver training in Lethbridge to many individual truck drivers and companies. We've kept up with the latest developments to keep our course updated and compliant with the Province's requirements. When you choose our curriculum, you can expect many benefits, such as:
Safety: Our course intends to enhance your safety, along with that of others on the road. We teach you the skills to help build a strong foundation so that you can make good decisions while driving.
Familiarity with trucks: All those with trucking experience know maneuvering can be challenging. Our course can give drivers added confidence while driving their vehicle, encouraging safer driving.
Career enhancement: As a reliable truck driving school in Lethbridge, we aim to build competent drivers. We can bring you closer to a rewarding truck driving career. We educate you about the technicalities, along with the relevant laws.
Adherence to provincial regulations: The Province has made significant changes in the past regarding truck driver accreditations. We can help you or your company's drivers meet the Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) regulations.
If you're still on the fence about our truck driver training in Lethbridge, we invite you to speak to our team. Apart from Class 1, 2, and 3 truck driver training, we offer various other job-specific courses to enhance your skills. We invite you to peruse our schedule to learn more about what we do.
Driver Training Basic Requirements
The basic requirements for Class 1, 2 or 3 are:
For Class 1, 2 or 3
Minimum 18 years of age
Have a valid driver's license. To road test in Alberta must have a valid, Non-GDL Alberta license.
Training Course Availability
The following programs are available:
Class 1 MELT, Class 2 & 2-S MELT and Class 3 Driver Training in Lethbridge
Air Brake Course available in Lethbridge and Taber
Know more about our course information and availability
By-the-Hour Training and Packages
Our truck driver training in Lethbridge and Taber is based upon proper driving techniques, inspection, rules of the road, and road hazards. Our instructors will guide you until you are ready for the road. Gateway Safety Services Ltd. offers by-the-hour training or training packages, including the following:
Class 3 - By-the-Hour Training
$120 per hour + GST, all training is hands-on in a truck or bus
Air Brake Course: $195
Class 1 and 2 require a driver’s medical test. Medical costs vary; use your doctor or ours.
Class 3 does not require a medical test.
Air brake written test: Approx. $20
Driver written test: Approx. $20
Road test permits: Approx. $200