At First Class Training Centre, we get many inquiries for students seeking information about training to attain a Class 3 (tandem axle truck) licence. A Class 3 licence allows the holder to only operate a dump truck or 5-ton straight truck. And if they do pull a trailer, it can’t exceed 4,600 kg (10,000 lbs).
Potential students of First Class are considering a career move that will involve some sort of driver training. Short term thinking may limit the potential of a student to maximize their career. As an example. If the job driving a Class 3 vehicle disappears, wouldn’t it be better to have more options than less for your next career move? As well, having a Class 1 license will generally move you up the pay scale quicker even if the unit you are driving is only requires a Class 3 designation..
|Class #1 & #3 License Comparison|
|Class #1||Class #3|
|Can operate any class of license except motorcycle||Can operate only a tandem axle truck and passenger vehicles|
|Probability of getting job: Excellent||Probability of getting job: Fair|
|Training Cost: $8400||Training Cost: $1600|
|Course Time: 244 Hours||Course Time: 20 Hours|
Some companies will only hire drivers with a Class 1 license. This makes total sense as a Class 1 driver can operate any vehicle. Class 3 drivers are limited in what they can and can’t drive.
First Class Driver Training is the industry leader in driver education in Winnipeg and the province of Manitoba. Our graduates are successful in job placements throughout North America. We are MPI accredited, and have a proven track record of success.