Monthly Archives: May 2015

Canadian Exports to the U.S. On the Rise

While the slowdown in oil production in the Canadian West is largely viewed as a negative influence on the economy, there are select industries that stand to gain from low energy prices and a weak Canadian dollar. Among them are the Canadian manufacturing sector, and the road freight industry.

It’s easy to comprehend that lower fuel costs will mean higher margins for anyone in the transportation business. The invisible benefit is the lower dollar. When the Loonie drops, Canadian products become more attractive to U.S. buyers. As the United States is our largest trading partner, an increase in purchasing from them can profoundly affect the number of shipments going over the border by road.

2015 is shaping up to be a great year, with shipments of Canadian products heading south in large numbers. For our industry, this means a change in the types of jobs that exist for truck drivers. While the Western provinces have been a solid source of jobs for aspiring truckers, a boom in the manufacturing sector means that there are going to be more opportunities to drive products out of Ontario and Quebec, where manufacturing is generally centred.

This means that there are still going to be jobs in trucking – lots of them. A shortfall of truck drivers over the next five years means opportunities for aspiring truckers. If you’re interested in a career in trucking, come and see us at First Class Training Centre. We’re Winnipeg’s premiere truck driver training school, with decades of experience on the road, and hundreds of hours in the classroom preparing drivers for the rigors of the road. Contact us online or call Toll Free (1-(855) 632-5302.

Brandon Training Centre Now Open – Register Today!

First Class Training Centre has grown! After more than 3 years of successful training programs in Winnipeg, we are proud to announce our new training centre location, in Brandon, Manitoba.

On April 20, 2015, First Class Training Centre Brandon welcomed  our first classroom of students to a Full-Time Class 1 Driver training course.

Since 2012, First Class Training Centre has been providing the highest standard of training to our clients, with government certified instructors and a personal, relaxed learning environment. We recognized a need for high quality class 1 driver training in Southwest Manitoba and are happy to be in the Brandon community.

From the beginning, our goal has been to prepare every one of our students for a promising career ahead. Our instructors are certified by the Government of Manitoba and offer more than 50 years of experience in the truck transport industry. Our class sizes are limited in order to provide a personalized and relaxed learning environment.

We are proud members of the Manitoba Trucking Association and are registered as a Private Vocational Institution under the Private Vocational Institution Act.

If you are considering a career in transportation, rest assured that freedom, travel, adventure, and advancement are just some of the things that you can expect!

Contact us in Winnipeg or Brandon today for more information about our courses and the benefits of a career in the transport industry.

Brandon First Class Training Centre

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