Why First Class is the Best Professional Driver Training School for 10 Years Running

Almost 10 years ago, First Class Training Centre Inc. began training students to be professional drivers. A decision was made at the time, that our training would be the best, and most comprehensive in the industry. We limit our class size to ensure that each and every student gets the attention that they deserve. Our standards are the highest in the industry and all of our instructors are Certified by the provincial government. 

As a long time member of the Manitoba Trucking Association, we have dedicated ourselves to improving the lives of professional truck drivers as well as understanding what the industry wants in new driving recruits. We meet regularly with industry leaders and transportation company owners – thus providing a unique bond and an open dialogue for job opportunities for our students. 

First Class Training Centre is the industry leader for Class 1 and Class 3 driving schools.  Contact us today to learn why this is your best option for a new career. 

Double Digit Contract Increase for Trucking Companies in 2021 Bodes Well for New Drivers

 As North America emerges from the pandemic, many are predicting a double digit increase in contracts for trucking companies in 2021. There are many factors that are contributing to this increase, including low retail inventory levels, and the continued growth in online shopping. The only limiting factor in the trucking industry capitalizing on this years’ boost in pricing and contracts are drivers.


As many driving schools were closed during the pandemic, the availability of new long haul professionals was reduced by as much as 40%.  First Class Training Centre was one of the few class 1 driving schools that had very few COVID interruptions of their classroom time. They continued to provide the supply chain with much needed recruits.  As the competition for drivers continues to grow, new recruits can look forward to bidding wars for their services.


That means more money to start, with better benefits.


If you are considering a career as a big rig driver, the best path to a career is through First Class Training Centre. First Class has been open for business in Winnipeg, Brandon and Thompson throughout the pandemic and continues to safely train a new workforce for the supply chain. Your 244 hour investment is all it will take for doors to open for you to make a meaningful career change. As the best educator for Class 1 and Class 3 training in Manitoba, First Class Training is recognized in the transport industry as the best provider of well trained and road ready drivers for their fleets.  
It’s nice to be wanted – especially if it results in more money in your pocket.. Become a professional driver.  Contact us today to learn more.

Other Career Options Than College Offer Quick Reward in the Post Pandemic Economy

Don’t Like How the Pandemic hi-jacked your job? Many of you may be thinking – that’s it. I’m going back to school so I can have a well paying career that is pandemic proof. The only challenge with that thinking is that for most college degrees, you will be investing a minimum of 4 years for a chance to start on the bottom rung of the professional ladder. 

What if I could tell you that for an investment of only 244 hours and at a fraction of the cost of a post-secondary education, you could have a well paying career that was pandemic proof. It might be time to think about a career as a Class 1 professional driver.

Class 1 Professional Driver

Becoming a professional class 1 driver/operator is a career option worth considering. After completing the intense 244-hour training, you will be able to command a starting salary of  $40,000 to $45,000. Because there is still a huge demand for qualified drivers in North America, your ability to quickly move up the pay-scale is there for the taking. To attract drivers, many trucking firms are offering regular routes to allow operators to enjoy a routine outside of the cab. 

The choice is yours.  By the time you graduate from college, your peers driving a big rig will already have made $100,000+. Spend less time in the classroom and more time earning great money!

Learn more about why a professional driving career is one of the fastest paths to a well-paying and rewarding job. If you want the best opportunity to be placed in the transportation industry upon graduation you’ll find out why most firms consider First Class Training Centre as the premier educator for Class 1 drivers in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson and rural Manitoba. 

The Class in Class 1 at First Class Training Centre

At First Class Training Centre, we like to think that we put the class back into Class 1 Driver Training.  Let’s talk about “class” from 3 different perspectives.

Excellence in Driver Training

1.  Class is where you go to learn.  Our “classes” at First Class offer the some of the best student to teacher ratio in the country.  All of our instructors have years of experience in the trucking industry and our curriculum is industry recognized as one of the best in the business
2.  First Class is really First Class. Everything we do at First Class is done with the highest standards in the industry.  Our facilities in Brandon and Winnipeg are modern and bright, and the equipment you train on is the latest generation tractor trailers.  We also offer the only mobile training centre in Manitoba.   We treat you with respect and have more one on one time than any other truck training provider.
3. It’s about giving you class. We know that you have made a big commitment to get your Class 1 Driver Training through us.   By the time you finish your training, you will have developed the self confidence to be great as a professional driver.  We want you to be proud of your career and build your confidence to be the best you can be.