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Women Becoming Commonplace as Professional Drivers

Next time you’re on the road and you happen look in to the cab of a semi –truck, don’t be surprised if you see a smiling woman’s face.  At First Class Training Centre we are excited about the trend of the growing numbers of women choosing to become a professional driver.

First Class Driver Training for Women

The career of a professional driver is rewarding, challenging, and inclusive.  As the North American economy heats up and driver shortages become more critical, the industry is lucky to see more women enter the workforce.

First Class is the leader in Class 1 training for everyone.  Our facilities are bright, modern and welcoming.  We continue to be committed to excellence in everything we do.  If you are interested in driver training in Winnipeg or rural Manitoba, check out First Class and ask a graduate about us.  They’ll tell you that our professionalism, attention to detail and the best instructor to student ratio in the business makes a difference.

Here’s to you for making the right choice for driver education.

Manitoba Metis Federation Inc. Info Session for Class 1 Truck Driver Training

Come join us at our next information session, taking place on January 13th, 2014 at 3pm and 7pm.  Open to all Metis, Non-Status & Inuit Clients.

Click here or Contact us for more information.

Safety – First Priority on the Road

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.

Choosing the Right Driver Training Program

If you’re planning to become a truck driver, the first step toward your new career is obtaining the skills (and licenses) you need to drive a truck.

Most often, a driver training school is your introduction to the industry. While every one of them promises the same outcome – preparing you for your provincial license exam, some will be a better choice than others.

In the end, it comes down to finding one that fits you. A school that has professional, experienced instructors and modern equipment that genuinely cares about your success (both on the driving test and in your future career) will provide you a better experience than one that doesn’t have these qualities.

First Class Training Centre in Winnipeg has instructors that are certified by the Government of Manitoba, with more than 50 years of combined experience in preparing new drivers to enter our business. We restrict the number of students we take in at any one time, to provide a more personal atmosphere for our students. We’re proud members of the Manitoba Trucking Association, and we’re committed to improving our industry by helping make our students into the best drivers they can be.
Whatever your goals in the trucking industry, First Class Training Centre in Winnipeg can provide the training you need to take the first steps toward a new career in trucking. Our trainers will prepare you to take the Manitoba Class 1 or Class 3 License test.

To find out how our training can put you on the path to the career you want, contact First Class Training Centre online or call Toll Free (1-(855) 632-5302.

A New Year, A New Career

Are you where you want to be? Are you getting what you want from your career? Is 2013 the year you challenge yourself to enter the trucking industry?
There is a constant need for professional drivers – our highways are a seemingly endless lineup of trucks, hauling raw materials to processing centres and bringing manufactured goods to market. First Class Training Centre in Winnipeg is a professional driving school, ready to share more than 50 years of experience in the business with you.

If you’ve dreamed of the challenge, freedom, and income potential that the trucking industry provides, you owe it to yourself to investigate further. Trucking isn’t for everyone. Over the road (long haul) driving can keep you alone and away from home for long periods of time. If you are the sort of individual who fares well under these conditions, you could very well find yourself at home in this business.

At First Class Training Centre, we’re committed to developing professional drivers to serve the trucking industry. By enrolling in our Class 1 Practical Skills Driver course, you will be taking the first step to a new career. After 38 hours of practical training, you’ll be ready to take the test (with our support, of course) that leads to your first and most important credential as a new truck driver – your Manitoba Class 1 License.

To encourage potential drivers, First Class Training is offering to discount tuition for you if you enroll in our Class 1 Practical Skills course before February 1st. We recognize that this time of the year is when people take stock of their lives and make resolutions, but that it’s often the time of year when people have less money available to make such a significant investment in themselves. We want to help you achieve your goals.

To take advantage of our offer, and take the exciting first steps toward your new career, contact us online or call 204-632-5302.