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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!

Manitoba Fall Short in Implementing Minimum Training For Class 1 Licensing.

Good news and bad news. Based on the fallout from the Humboldt tragedy last year, the Manitoba government has stepped to the table by requiring a minimum number of hours of training before someone can get behind the wheel of a big rig.  The 121 1/2 training hours that will be required are consistent with Saskatchewan and Alberta, which also moved to bring in mandatory training since the Broncos crash. It came into effect this month in both provinces.
Although 121 plus hours is a big improvement, is this enough?
 

Most industry members suggest that the government has fallen short in providing the public with the industry-accepted standard for registered schools of 240 hours, or six weeks of training.

Jim Campbell, president of First Class Training Centre agrees with what the industry recommends; “Our Class 1 License course is 244 hours. Our industry partners know that when they hire a First Class Training Centre graduate that they are getting an individual that is truly road ready. The minimum training is a good first step, but the government needs to listen to the industry rather than come up with some half baked number.”

With offices in Winnipeg and Brandon, First Class Training Centre is the most respected Class 1 educator in Manitoba. 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 semi-truck driving jobs, First Class is the place for you.

Pros and Cons of Becoming an Owner Operator After You Graduate With Your Class 1 License

Most truck drivers begin their semi-truck driving careers working for a trucking company, which provides the equipment, schedules the loads, and pays the driver by the kilometer.

When you get your Class 1 license and start driving, some professional drivers see the potential in becoming Owner/Operators, meaning that they will buy a truck and handle the business aspects for themselves.

PROS
There is increased earning potential in owning your own truck, as well as a lot more freedom to make decisions about what you’ll carry, where you’ll take it, and for whom you’ll work. Many Owner/Operators enjoy the business so much that they’ll purchase additional trucks and hire more drivers. For the right type of person, it’s an excellent opportunity.

CONS
Like everything, being an Owner/Operator isn’t without its downside. The potential for earning is larger, but so is the risk. All costs of the truck (maintenance, repair, fuel, licensing) will be your responsibility, as is managing loading of your truck. Every moment your wheels aren’t turning or your trailer is empty costs you money.

If you have what it takes to be a successful long haul truck driver (self-motivation, responsibility, and a desire for freedom) it’s likely you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Most people begin their careers by working for someone else, and learning the business from the inside. They then take what they’ve learned (both the things they liked, and those they didn’t) and strike out on their own.

First Class Training Centre has instructors who can prepare you for your career in the road freight industry. We’ll do more than just help you get a license – we’ll help you start a career. We have decades of hands-on experience in the industry, at all levels. Contact us online or call Toll Free 1-(855) 632-5302.

First Class Training Centre is the preferred choice for you Class 1 course in Manitoba.  With offices in Winnipeg and Brandon, First Class has the reputation for delivering the best professional driver training in the industry. Needless to say, we encourage you to compare First Class to the competition.  You’ll quickly find out why First Class is the best training for you!