Trucking is a critical part of the Canadian national economy. 90% of the goods sold in our stores travel by road, and the volume of freight travelling at any given time is steadily increasing. This means that the number of opportunities to become employed in the trucking sector is on the rise. It also means that the number of trucks and drivers out there in harm’s way on North America’s highways is at an all time high.
First Class Training Centre is Winnipeg’s best place to start training for your trucking career. Our seasoned instructors have over a half century of combined experience in the transportation industry, and will teach you the invaluable safe driving techniques that will help to make your trucking career a long, safe one. Here are some of the things that they’ll teach you during your course:
1) The most important safety device in the truck is sitting in the driver’s seat. Proper rest, nutrition, and the right frame of mind is essential to maintaining the level of concentration that safe operation of a truck requires. Take care of yourself – never violate laws regarding hours of service, and never, ever drive tired. Fatigue impairs!
2) Be aware of traffic around you. Drive according to road conditions – never too close to the vehicle ahead. Be cognizant of the truck’s “No-Zones”, areas where you can’t see a hazard. Drivers of passenger cars don’t always know when they’re invisible to you.
3) Vehicle maintenance is key. You’ll learn how to do a proper “circle check” before starting your trip, and spot potential faults before the wheels start turning.
4) Drive Defensively! Keep your license and your life.
The instructors at First Class Training Centre will help you acquire the skills you need to land and keep a job in the trucking industry, and put you on the road to a long and safe career.
To find out more about First Class Training Centre and how we can help you take those important first steps toward a rewarding career in freight transport, contact us online or call Toll Free 1-855-632-5302.
In the Winnipeg area call 204-632-5302.