Class 1 & 3 Practical Training Outline Burnaby
North Shore Driving School Ltd. is proud to offer driving classes in Burnaby for new and learning truck drivers. Our Truck Driver Education Course is comprised of theory and practical training for Classes 1 and 3. Various topics are covered, from initial orientation to the vehicles where students become familiar with controls and adjustments, to the operation of vehicles including basic driving skills, urban traffic, and highway driving. Students learn the different techniques required in navigating freeways and city traffic, and how to drive on mountainous roads advancing your skills. We cover tractor-trailers and the different laws, which apply to professional drivers. These Burnaby driving classes prepare the student to competently drive trucks and trailers for commercial and professional purposes. Become involved by signing up for a course today!
Please see below, the core content of our theory and practical training for Class 1 and 3. These are the various topics we will cover with you during our training courses.
North Shore Driving School is conveniently located in Burnaby making access easy for students from the Coquitlam, Surrey, Richmond, Langley, and Abbotsford areas.
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Class 1 & 3 Practical Training Outline
The following is a general overview of the “On-Road” portion of the core program for Class 1 and 3 training.
Total hours of practical training will vary depending on your chosen course.
Orientation to Vehicles
Instrument and Control Familiarization
Vehicle Pre-Trip Inspections
Pre-Trip Documents and Log Books
Operation of Vehicles
Starting Combination Vehicles
Moving Forward at Slow Speed
Basic Shifting and Clutch Control
Stopping at Various Speeds (Air Brake Control)
Basic Turning with and without a Trailer
Basic Backing with and without a Trailer
Steering, Curves, Corners, and Lane Positioning
Observation of Traffic and Highway Laws
Trailer Coupling and Uncoupling
Make Final Log Book Entries
Driving in Urban Traffic
Visual Search: Collision Avoidance Techniques
Speed Management: Stopping Distances, Planning and Timing
Space Management: Blind Spots, Blocking for Corners, Space Cushion Driving
Proper Engine Operation
Peak Torque Ranges
Space Management: Crossing, Joining, Leaving, Traffic Blending, Communicating with Other Traffic
Advanced Shifting, Gear Splitting, Clutch Blending
Visual Search: Pedestrians, Cyclists, Vehicles, Animals
Mountain Operating Procedures
Mandatory Brake Checks
Starting on Hills
Uphill and Downhill Shifts
Use of Retarder (Jake Brake)
Brake and Speed Management
Proper Gear Selection
Class 1 & 3 Theory Outline
The following represents the broad topics covered in the classroom theory portion of the Core Program.
Total hours of truck theory training: 8 Hours
Introduction to Tractor-Trailer Operation
Introduction to Basic Control Maneuvers
Theory of Operating Combination Vehicles in Traffic
Speed Management, Fuel-Efficient Driving
Traffic Laws, Signs, and Signals
Extreme Driving Situations
Advanced Operating Theory
Skid Control and Recovery
Vehicle Maintenance Theory
Vehicle Systems: Engines, Turbos, Clutches, Transmissions, Engine Brakes
Preventative Maintenance and Servicing
Diagnosing and Reporting Malfunctions
The Professional Driver and the Law
Vehicle Registration, Permits, and Log Books
National Safety Code
Mountain Operating Procedures