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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.

Class 3 vs Class 1. Invest a little more to get more.

At First Class Training Centre, we get many inquiries for students seeking information about training to attain a Class 3 (tandem axle truck) licence. A Class 3 licence allows the holder to only operate a dump truck or 5-ton straight truck. And if they do pull a trailer, it can’t exceed 4,600 kg (10,000 lbs).

Potential students of First Class are considering a career move that will involve some sort of driver training. Short term thinking 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? As well, having a Class 1 license will generally move you up the pay scale quicker even if the unit you are driving is only requires a Class 3 designation..

Class #1 & #3 License Comparison
Class #1 Class #3
Can operate any class of license except motorcycle Can operate only a tandem axle truck and passenger vehicles
Probability of getting job: Excellent Probability of getting job: Fair
Training Cost: $8400 Training Cost: $1600
Course Time: 244 Hours Course Time: 20 Hours

Some companies will only hire drivers with a Class 1 license.  This makes total sense as a Class 1 driver can operate any vehicle.  Class 3 drivers are limited in what they can and can’t drive.

First Class Driver Training is the industry leader in driver education in Winnipeg and the province of Manitoba.  Our graduates are successful in job placements throughout North America. We are MPI accredited, and have a proven track record of success.

Information Sessions – Thompson, MB

Today is the day!

We will be holding 2 information sessions today in Thompson, Manitoba for drivers that are interested in receiving Class 1 or Class 3 Driver Training and becoming a professional driver.

The information sessions will take place in the TRCC Multi Purpose Room at 3:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm.

Interested in arranging a group driver training session? Give us a call at 204-632-5302.