There are many truck driver training schools to choose from, which makes making the right choice so important, because it can have a direct impact on your ability to find employment as a driver. Before making your choice, we recommend that you do your homework.
It's so important to gain the right combination of skills and knowledge to build a successful career. Whether you choose an accredited school or go in a different direction, it's important to learn about the education option you will take.
At the national level, the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) and the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) work with driver training facilities to ensure the highest standard of training possible. To see a list of CTHRC accredited schools, please click here. For a list of institutions offering the PTDI curriculum, please visit www.ptdi.org.
In addition to these national programs, there are provincial-specific programs that meet carrier and insurance requirements. These include:
To help you select a driving school that is suited for you, we have prepared some questions you may use to help you in your selection.
If you are still unsure about whether the school or program you are considering is recognized and reputable, contact your provincial trucking association or some of the carriers in your area and ask them which driver training schools they recommend.
With the cost of training so wide-ranging, it becomes even more important to ask the right questions if you're intent on choosing the right program. If you don't, your expectations may not match the realities of the program you decide to go with.