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Class 1 & 3 Practical Training Outline Burnaby

North Shore Driving School Ltd. is proud to offer driving classes in Burnaby for new and learning truck drivers. Our Truck Driver Education Course is comprised of theory and practical training for Classes 1 and 3. Various topics are covered, from initial orientation to the vehicles where students become familiar with controls and adjustments, to the operation of vehicles including basic driving skills, urban traffic, and highway driving. Students learn the different techniques required in navigating freeways and city traffic, and how to drive on mountainous roads advancing your skills. We cover tractor-trailers and the different laws, which apply to professional drivers. These Burnaby driving classes prepare the student to competently drive trucks and trailers for commercial and professional purposes. Become involved by signing up for a course today!

Please see below, the core content of our theory and practical training for Class 1 and 3. These are the various topics we will cover with you during our training courses.

North Shore Driving School is conveiently located in Burnaby making access easy for students from the Coquitlam, Surrey, Richmond, Langley, and Abbotsford areas.

Want more info? Just give us a call at 604-299-9292 or drop us a line

Class 1 & 3 Practical Training Outline

The following is a general overview of the "On-Road" portion of the core program for Class 1 and 3 training.

Total hours of practical training will vary depending on your chosen course.

Orientation to Vehicles

 Instrument and Control Familiarization

 Vehicle Pre-Trip Inspections

 Pre-Trip Documents and Log Books

 Brake Adjustments

Operation of Vehicles

 Starting Combination Vehicles

 Moving Forward at Slow Speed

 Basic Shifting and Clutch Control

 Stopping at Various Speeds (Air Brake Control)

 Basic Turning with and without a Trailer

 Basic Backing with and without a Trailer

 Steering, Curves, Corners, and Lane Positioning

 Observation of Traffic and Highway Laws

 Trailer Coupling and Uncoupling

 Post-Trip Inspection

 Make Final Log Book Entries

Driving in Urban Traffic

 Visual Search: Collision Avoidance Techniques

 Speed Management: Stopping Distances, Planning and Timing

 Space Management: Blind Spots, Blocking for Corners, Space Cushion Driving

Proper Engine Operation

 Gear Selection

 Peak Torque Ranges

 Shift Points

 Progressive Shifting

Highway Driving

 Space Management: Crossing, Joining, Leaving, Traffic Blending, Communicating with Other Traffic

 Speed Management

 Advanced Shifting, Gear Splitting, Clutch Blending

 Visual Search: Pedestrians, Cyclists, Vehicles, Animals

Mountain Operating Procedures

 Mandatory Brake Checks

 Starting on Hills

 Uphill and Downhill Shifts

 Use of Retarder (Jake Brake)

 Brake and Speed Management

 Proper Gear Selection

Class 1 & 3 Theory Outline

The following represents the broad topics covered in the classroom theory portion of the Core Program.

Total hours of truck theory training: 8 Hours

Introduction to Tractor-Trailer Operation

 Control Systems

 Vehicle Inspection

Introduction to Basic Control Maneuvers




 Trailer Backing

Theory of Operating Combination Vehicles in Traffic

 Visual Search


 Speed Management, Fuel-Efficient Driving

 Night Operation

 Traffic Laws, Signs, and Signals

 Extreme Driving Situations

Advanced Operating Theory

 Hazard Perception

 Defensive Driving

 Emergency Maneuvers

 Skid Control and Recovery

 Stopping Distances

Vehicle Maintenance Theory

 Vehicle Systems: Engines, Turbos, Clutches, Transmissions, Engine Brakes

 Preventative Maintenance and Servicing

 Diagnosing and Reporting Malfunctions

The Professional Driver and the Law

 Vehicle Registration, Permits, and Log Books

 National Safety Code

 Weight Scales

 Inter-Provincial Trucking

 Dangerous Goods

 Load Security

 Mountain Operating Procedures

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1821 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, BC V7M 2J8

Phone: 604-988-1138 

Toll Free: 1-866-988-1138

Business Hours

Monday - Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Truck Division

NEW : 4183 B Dawson Street, Burnaby, BC V5C 4B3

Phone: 604-299-9292

Toll Free: 1-888-571-5777


Business Hours

Monday - Thursday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Friday 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM


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