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Attitude Goes a Long Way In Your Class 1 Training

Many of you are researching the best Class 1 training school in the province.  At First Class Training Centre, we are confident that we provide the best experience and results for our students.
We understand that many of you are considering a career as a big rig driver because something in your life has suddenly changed and you are in need of a new career start.
Regardless of whether you have lost your job, or you are frustrated with your current employment, or just looking for a fresh start, you will need to come to First Class with a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard to learn the skill sets that you will require to succeed.
The training is intense and detailed.  We believe our curriculum is the best in Canada to prepare you for your work as a professional driver.  We need you to be at your best for the training so that together we can both reach our goals of being great.
During the training, you may feel overwhelmed.  You may doubt your ability to get through it, or you may begin to question whether it was a good decision in the first place. This is a normal reaction and we will help you every step of the way to get through your education and to pass your road test.
We understand that your success is a partnership.  With your positive attitude and a willingness to work hard, we have every chance of success. 
 
The team at First Class Training Centre are the best at what they do.  They are the most respected Class 1 trainer in the province.   Whether you live in Winnipeg, Brandon, or rural Manitoba, contact  them today to discuss your next career move.
Together, we can succeed!

Finished High School?  Why Not Start Your Well Paying Class 1 Job in the Fall?

As school winds down and thoughts turn to summer, many high school graduates are wondering…”Whats Next”?
We know that university is not for everyone.  There are many careers that are well paying that do not need the 4 years of training.  If you’re looking to move quickly up the pay scale, there is no faster way than to get your Class 1 license and become a professional semi-truck driver.
We have openings in our 244 hour Class 1 course that starts in September, and graduates in October.  Chances are you can be in a professional driving career before Christmas.  That means that you can begin earning in excess of $40,000 per year by year’s end.
The team at First Class Training Centre are the best at what they do.  They are the most respected Class 1 trainer in the province.   Whether you live in Winnipeg, Brandon, or rural Manitoba, contact  them today to discuss your next career move.

Why The Best Class 1 Training Will Result in the Best Job Prospects.

By 2024, Canada’s trucking industry will face an expected shortage of 34,000 drivers. Although government and industry are pursuing various tactics to reduce the shortage, a significant gap will be likely in less than 5 years.

As many professional drivers approach retirement age, an opportunity exists for the best young recruits to be well positioned to dictate favourable terms when they enter the workforce.

Those graduates of semi-truck driver training that have attended a quality school that is well recognized and respected by the industry will have the upper hand in securing a great starting position.

We continue to receive positive feedback from the industry as to how well our recruits are trained and how quickly they can be assimilated into the workforce. If you are looking for the fastest path to the best paying professional driving jobs, First Class is the place for you.

Whether you live in Brandon, Winnipeg, or in rural Manitoba, find out why First Class Training Centre is the industry leader in Class 1 and Class 3 training.  If you are looking for the best truck driving school to springboard your career, First Class is at the top of your list.  Find out why our students recommend First Class to their friends looking for a career as a professional driver.

 

Is a Class 1 License That Much Better Than a Class 3 License?

At First Class Training Centre, we get many inquiries for students seeking information about training to attain a Class 3 license. A Class 3 license limits you to the following types of trucks:

A truck with more than two axles or; a combination of vehicles that includes a truck with more than two axles (not including a semi-trailer truck), or; a combination of vehicles consisting of a truck with two axles or Class 5 passenger vehicle, and a towed vehicle with a registered gross vehicle weight of more than 4,540 kg

If you are going to the trouble of upgrading your skills, why wouldn’t you want to upgrade your skills to the point that gives you the most opportunity?

Short term thinking in terms of professional driver training 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?

If you want to make more money early in your career, getting your Class 1 license will generally move you up the pay scale quicker even if the unit you are driving only requires a Class 3 designation.

You’ve chosen the best training facility at First Class Training Centre to give you the best opportunity to further your career.  Why not take full advantage of that training by getting your Class 1 license? Check the availability of our next Class 1 course here.

Whether you live in Brandon, Winnipeg, or in rural Manitoba, find out why First Class Training Centre is the industry leader in Class 1 and Class 3 training.  If you are looking for the best truck driving school to springboard your career, First Class is at the top of your list.  Find out why our students recommend First Class to their friends looking for a career as a professional driver.

Could Better Training For Truck Driver in Bronco’s Crash Made a Difference?

The Driver of the Semi-Truck that caused the Humboldt Broncos tragedy has pled guilty to 14 counts of dangerous driving causing death. Could better training have prevented this tragedy?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/jaskirat-sidhu-pleads-guilty-humboldt-broncos-1.4969739

We all know that we are not perfect.  Humans make mistakes. It is also a fact that the better trained someone is to perform a task, the less likely they are to succumb to sub-standard performance.

The semi truck driver was not influenced by alcohol or distracted by a cell phone.  The stop sign was clearly marked with a flashing light on top, and signage was posted 400 metres before the intersection.

There’s a reason why airline pilots have to go through hundreds of hours of accreditation in order to earn their license. It trains them to be prepared for most eventualities that will happen.   Training gives them a heightened sense of anticipation of potential challenges.  Unfortunately, Class 1 licensing across many jurisdictions in Canada does not include mandatory training. This leaves many drivers on the road with just a few hours of actual experience.  Can you imagine if the pilot on your next flight had less than 20 hours of training before he or she took off?

It’s time now for the federal government to legislate mandatory training for Class 1 licensing.

First Class Training Centre believes that there is a societal responsibility to train professional driver properly.  That’s why our class 1 training course in the most extensive in the province.  We want our students to be the best equipped to handle any and all driving situations.

First Class believes that being a professional driver means being trained professionally. If you are serious about being road ready when you graduate to your Class 1 license, First Class Driver Training is the best choice to make.  Whether you live in Winnipeg, Brandon, or any part of Manitoba, take your professional driving career seriously.

 

Be The Best You Can Be in 2019 With Your Class One License

As 2018 is behind us and we embark on a new year, isn’t it time that you took charge of your life and became a professional driver?

2019 will be your year. A year of change, and a year of growth. This is the year where you realize your personal and earning potential driving a semi-truck. If you want to make a great wage and experience the open road, the trucking industry is ready and waiting.

There is a shortage of drivers.

Many companies are in desperate need of road ready drivers. First Class Training Centre enjoys great relationships with all of the major transport companies in Manitoba. Let us help you to not only get the best training for your Class 1 license, but also benefit from our reputation in the industry.  Long Haul Trucking is one of the fastest routes to making over $50,000 per year.

Contact us today to discuss the possibilities…

Whether you live in Brandon, Winnipeg, or in rural Manitoba, find out why First Class Training Centre is the industry leader in Class 1 and Class 3 training.  If you are looking for the best truck driving school to springboard your career, First Class should be at the top of your list.  Find out why our students recommend First Class to their friends looking for a career as a professional driver.

Call us today at 204 632 5302 to discuss why your future looks bright behind the wheel!

First Class Featured in Brandon Sun – Time for Mandatory Class 1 Training

Take a minute and click here to read the article featured in the Brandon Sun where President Jim Campbell explains the need for mandatory Class 1 training in Manitoba.

First Class Training Centre is Manitoba’s premier Class 1 and Class 3 training provider.  If you are looking for the best truck driving school in Winnipeg or Brandon, First Class is your choice. Find out why our students recommend First Class to their friends looking for a career as a professional driver.

Class 1 Training – Are You Winter Ready?

At First Class Training Centre, we recognize that many of our graduates will be driving in tough winter conditions.  Understanding the challenges of sub-zero driving requires professional drivers to alter their summer driving habits.  At First Class, we spend a lot of time with students to understand what is required to get through the toughest winter tests.

When you are new to semi-truck driving, you need to err on the side of caution.  Although we prepare you for all road conditions, only experience  can dictate when it is not safe to be on the road.  As a professional driver,  you have a responsibility to be safe and be cognizant of the safety of others.

Driving in bad weather, especially in snow and on ice, is risky due to more ‘stop time’ required, poor visibility, poor traction and the increased unpredictability of other drivers on the road.  During your Class 1 training we spend time to ensure you have good maneuvering and skid control skills.  You will need to react quickly if called upon to avoid collisions.

There are many reasons why First Class Training Centre is the trucking industry’s trusted source for road ready Class 1 drivers.  Whether you are in Winnipeg, Brandon or elsewhere in Manitoba, your education is too important to leave to chance.  Learn how to drive with the best in all conditions.  For more information, contact us either at our Brandon or Winnipeg office.

First Class Training Videos Now Available

At First Class Training Centre, we understand that most of our students wanting to become professional drivers are visual learners.  We also know that if you’re not yet a student, you are making your decision on your short or long-haul Class 1 training based on what you see and read online.  To help with your decision, take a minute to watch the short clip that introduces the training videos below.

The best Class 1 and Class 3 educators want you to have every tool at your disposal to help with your training. A video is now the preferred choice of educators serious about providing the best teaching medium.  Simply fill out the form once you click on the video to access full training videos on a variety of topics.

You deserve the best truck driving school for your new career. Whether you live in Winnipeg, Brandon, or rural Manitoba, First Class Training Centre is recommended by more of your peers than any other trainer.

 

Humboldt Tragedy Reinforces the Need for Proper Training For Class 1 Licensing

A recent CBC article posted this week showed the disparity of knowledge and training between semi – truck drivers across Canada.  A recent Class 1 licensee from Saskatchewan completed just 16 hours of training before managing to pass his Class 1 license. There is no minimum training requirement for Class 1 applicants in most Canadian jurisdictions.   CBC’s marketplace had the new driver take a series of skill testing road tests with the Ontario Truck Driving School of which you can see how he did by watching the video below
  Click here to watch the video.
Currently Ontario is the only province requiring a minimum of 103 hours of training before they can challenge the Class 1 test.   First Class Training Centre’s Class 1 course is 244 hours.  It’s no surprise that First Class Training Centre has developed the best reputation in Manitoba to provide well trained, road ready Class 1 drivers to the Trucking Industry.  It’s time the Canadian trucking industry institutes minimum training standards across the country.  Perhaps a better trained driver would have meant a better outcome for the Humboldt community.
First Class believes that being a professional driver means being trained professionally. If you are serious about being road ready when you graduate to your Class 1 license, First Class Driver Training is the right choice to make.  Whether you live in Winnipeg, Brandon, or any part of Manitoba, take your professional driving career seriously.