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Class 3 to Class 1 Commercial License Upgrade                   $5,250

Class 3 drivers who want to drive tractor-trailer units need to upgrade to a Class 1 license. With this course we train Commercial drivers to operate ALL tractor-trailer units, from single-axle tractors and trailer to the largest 8-axle Super Trains, anywhere in North America.

Class 1 drivers can also operate any Class 2 vehicle (Greyhound type bus, school Bus), any Class 3 vehicle (gravel truck, tandem axle truck), any Class 4 vehicle (taxi, limousine, passenger van, ambulance).

This course is for experienced Class 3 drivers with significant driving time on non-synchromesh transmissions.

Note: There are no lessons in this course teaching a person how to shift. It is assumed that you are competent in shifting a non-synchromesh transmission. A short driving assessment is required and lessons can be added to the course if needed to polish up your shifting skill sets. Also, Advanced Mountain Training can be added to this course so you will be able to handle the steepest of Mountain Passes.

Training and Driving

76 Hour Course which includes 38 hrs of one-on-one instruction, in and on the Tractor and Tractor/Trailers.

38 hours of one-on-one time in the truck. This includes pre-trip inspections needed to safely place a vehicle in service, tractor and transmission skills, trailer and load handling, and town and highway driving experience.

Industry-Standard Vehicles And Equipment

We train you on equipment very similar to what you will be working with in your job:

* Industry-standard, long wheelbase International tractors, powered by 500 HP Cat & Cummins engines with 18 speed transmissions.
* Industry-standard 48 ft Flat decks, loaded to 75% of legal axle weight


Truck Theory

36 hours classroom instruction that includes:

-ICBC Certified Air Brakes Course
-TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods)
-WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
-Log Book Training
-ICBC Certified Air Brakes Course
-Safety Course

ICBC Road Test

2 hours for the ICBC road test We book your test time, give you the equipment for the test, and coach you through pre-test nerves. ICBC takes you on a road test to attain your British Columbia Class 1 license.

Advanced Mountain Training

Advanced Mountain training can be added to this course. Please ask Tammy how we would do this and how much the additional cost would be.

Contact Pro Drivers to book your course today.