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Class 1 Mandatory Entry-level Training (MELT) Programs in Lethbridge

For truck driver training in Alberta, the Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) for all Class 1 commercial drivers came into effect on March 1, 2019. It consists of in-classroom, in-vehicle (in-yard where the vehicle is not moving) and on-road training to improve safety for everyone on the road. Gateway Safety Services Ltd. is your go-to centre for the MELT programs in Lethbridge, Taber, and surrounding areas that help you acquire the entry-level knowledge and driving skills required to safely operate a large truck on Alberta’s roads. 


MELT is required for new Class 1 drivers. If you'd like to learn more about the guidelines and how they apply to you, we invite you to contact us.

Exploring the Advantages of Our Program

At Gateway Safety Services Ltd., we've delivered truck driver training in Lethbridge to numerous individuals and companies. Our commitment to staying abreast of the latest developments ensures our curriculum remains current and compliant with provincial standards. When you enroll in our program, you gain access to a multitude of benefits, including:

Safety focus

Our program prioritizes safety for you and fellow road users. We equip you with essential skills to establish a solid foundation, enabling sound decision-making while driving.

Truck familiarization

Maneuvering trucks can pose challenges, even for experienced drivers. Our course instills confidence, enhancing your ability to handle your vehicle safely.

Career advancement

As a reputable truck driving school in Lethbridge, we aim to cultivate skilled drivers. We provide comprehensive education on technical aspects and relevant laws, setting you toward a fulfilling truck driving career.

Compliance with provincial regulations

Over time, the Province has implemented significant changes in truck driver accreditations. We ensure you or your company's drivers align with Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) regulations.

Still undecided about our truck driver training in Lethbridge? We encourage you to reach out to our team for further insights. In addition to Class 1 and 3 truck driver training, we offer various specialized courses tailored to enhance your skill set.

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Driver Training Basic Requirements

The basic requirements for Class 1 and 3 are:

  • Minimum 18 years of age

  • Have a valid driver's licence. To road test in Alberta must have a valid, Non-GDL Alberta licence.

Training Course Availability

The following programs are available:

  • Class 1 MELT and Class 3 Driver Training in Lethbridge

  • Air Brake Course available in Lethbridge and Taber

Know more about our course information and availability.

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Please call us for current MELT course fees. 

Class 1 MELT
Training Hours in Total 113

  • 47 Hours Classroom Training 

  • 17.5 Hours In Yard Instruction 

  • 57 Hours In Vehicle Training

  • Above hours do not include Air Brakes

Experience & Equivalency Class 1 MELT 

Training Hours in Total 40 

  • 11 Hours Classroom Training 

  • 6.5 Hours In Yard Instruction 

  • 22.5 In Vehicle Training 

  • Above hours do not include Air Brakes

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Authorized for Mandatory Training

Pass your knowledge and road test by training in our authorized Mandatory Entry-level Training (MELT) programs for Class 1 drivers.

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