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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!


Autonomous driving vehicles are coming.  Certainly, they will be a big part of the trucking industry in the future. Many existing drivers are worried that their jobs will be at stake and this is doing nothing to promote the professional driving industry to young people. Why would they join a workforce that will be obsolete in a few years?

But could autonomous driving actually be a boon to getting millennials into the cab of a big rig?

Some industry experts are suggesting that autonomous semi-trailer trucks could contribute to solving just about every road issue the trucking industry has right now, and it could help to fuel the recruitment of new drivers to the industry.

Equipping any truck with autonomous technology does not mean that the truck doesn’t need a person in the cab. A driver would still be needed in the vehicle, for emergencies, for handling the exit or entrance from the interstates, and for actually driving on the local roads. Current and foreseeable technology suggests there will be limitations with weather, quality of road markings, and other not so common road occurrences.

Autonomous technologies will actually make the job of driving easier, safer and maybe even more fun.

Also, a truly autonomous vehicle isn’t going to be standard anytime soon, especially when you consider just how much is involved for safety and security.  Many industry experts think it will be at least 10 to 15 years before there is a significant industry uptake.  Drivers shouldn’t think it means they’ll be out of work. If anything, they’ll just work differently, and perhaps enjoy their work more.

It may be similar in scope to an airline pilot. Sure, the plane can be on auto-pilot for long stretches of time, but when it comes to important work like landings and take offs, that’s when most people are comfortable in the knowledge that a real person is at the controls.

Over the next decade, the whole trucking experience will change such that it will be appealing to young truck drivers. The technology will be exciting and will engage young people brought up in the digital world. Like an airplane, semis will have so many safety features, graduates of Class 1 licenses will not need as much experience as seasoned road veterans to accomplish the same level of competency and confidence.

Autonomous technology should attract more women to the cab as well. This could really help fill the employment funnel with eager young drivers that may help to solve the global driver shortage.

Why not consider a career as a professional Class 1 driver? 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.