Class 1 & 3 Driver Training

Class 1, 3 & 4 Driver Training

VTS offers a variety of customized training programs to accommodate different levels of skills and the flexibility of private one-on-one hourly training or group instruction.

PAYMENT OPTIONS for the courses

  • Cash, Certified Cheque, Money Order, Bank Draft or eTransfer are accepted.
  • Please make cheque payable to: Versatile Training Solutions.
  • All costs are subject to change without notice.

3 WEEK Class 1 Commercial Driver Training Course (Cost: $4,200.00)

  • 48 hours classroom
  • 25 hours hands on in truck training including Road Test
  • 18 hours in yard instruction (backing, coupling/uncoupling, pre-trip inspection, etc.)
  • 25 hours observation in truck based on minimum 2 students

Classroom Training Includes:

  • Orientation:  Equipment Familiarization, Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Air Brake Systems & Adjustment Procedures
  • Mirror Setup & Use in Backing / Docking & Maneuvering
  • Hours of Service (Log Books)
  • Defensive Driving / Professional Driver Improvement Course
  • TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods)
  • Tires, Wheels, Suspension & Chains
  • Load Securement
  • National Safety Code
  • Permits, Weights & Dimensions
  • New Technology

6 WEEK Class 1 Commercial Driver Training Course (Cost: $7,800.00)

  • 48 hours classroom
  • 57 hours hands on in truck training including Road Test
  • 18 hours in yard instruction (backing, coupling/uncoupling, pre-trip inspection, etc.)
  • 57 hours observation in truck based on minimum 2 students

Classroom Training Includes:

  • Orientation:  Equipment Familiarization, Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Air Brake Systems & Adjustment Procedures
  • Mirror Setup & Use in Backing / Docking & Maneuvering
  • Hours of Service (Log Books)
  • Defensive Driving / Professional Driver Improvement Course
  • TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods)
  • Tires, Wheels, Suspension & Chains
  • Load Securement
  • National Safety Code
  • Permits, Weights & Dimensions
  • New Technology

CLASS 1 & 3 HOURLY TRUCK TRAINING (Cost: $125.00/hr)

  • 4 Hour Sessions per day
  • Hours of training are dependent on the student’s previous experience, ability and class of license upgrading to and how quickly a person progresses
  • Class 1 manual takes approximately 25 – 30 hours.
  • Class 1 automatic takes approximately 15 – 20 hours.
  • Class 3 manual takes approximately 15 – 20 hours.
  • Class 3 automatic takes approximately 8 – 10 hours.
  • Pre-trip inspection, coupling, uncoupling, backing, rural, urban and highway driving will be covered in preparation for the motor vehicle road test.
  • Versatile Training Solutions will be responsible for booking your road test at Service New Brunswick and scheduling your training at a mutually convenient time.  This cannot be done until you have completed your medical fitness report and written tests with the Driver Examiner. (road test fee of $57.50 must be paid to Service New Brunswick by the student prior to the road test).

* We do not guarantee you a license and if extra training is needed, you can purchase extra hours at a cost per hour

CLASS 1 & 3 DRIVER EVALUATIONS for (Cost: $125.00/hr plus HST)

*Experienced & New Drivers* (2 – 4 Hours)

  • Pre-trip inspection, coupling, uncoupling, backing, rural, urban and highway driving will be evaluated.
  • A written report will be completed for your records.

Requirements for upgrading your license to a Class 1, 3 & 4:

  • Must have valid Class 5 License
  • Must pass a Medical Fitness Report (Medical Fitness Report Form)
  • Must pass 4 written knowledge exams & an Air Brake Practical at the Motor Vehicle

*NOTE:  Out of province students may have to meet additional requirements.

Steps for obtaining a Learners Permit for Class 1 & 3 (Beginners license):

1. The trainee must have a Class 1 & 3 Medical Fitness Report completed by a doctor.  Fee for medical is the responsibility of the applicant.  Schedule an appointment with a family doctor or after hours clinic.  Cost varies.  NB Forms can be picked up at your local motor vehicle branch or viewed online at: Medical Fitness Report Form
* Out of Province trainees will require their own provinces medical form completed.

2. The trainee is encouraged to study the entire Drivers Handbook and Air Brake Manual prior to completing the written tests at the motor vehicle. NB Driver’s Handbooks can be purchased at the motor vehicle ($5.00 plus GST) or viewed online at: New Brunswick Driver’s Handbook. Air Brake manual can be purchased at the motor vehicle ($10.00 plus GST) or viewed online at: Air Brake Manual

3. Nova Scotia has a free tool they have created to prepare candidates for the Nova Scotia driving written knowledge test. You can take a look at the on-line multiple choice questions Nova Scotia Practice Driving Tests.

4. Once the Medical Fitness Report is completed and you have studied your Driver’s Handbook and Air Brake Manual thoroughly, you can then schedule an appointment with the Driver Examiner to complete your written tests for your learners permit. Appointments can be made by telephone through Service New Brunswick’s Tele-Services at 1-888-762-8600. Testing is available in both official languages.  The cost of the written tests is $25.00 plus HST payable at time of written tests.  If you happen to fail the first attempt, you can rewrite at a cost of $15.00 plus HST and you only have to write the tests that you fail.
The Driver Examiner will check over your Medical Fitness Report, Test your Eyes and deliver the following tests.
There are 4 written knowledge tests:
1. Rules of the Road
2. Road Signs
3. Commercial (Lengths, widths, requirements for commercial vehicles – found throughout the Driver’s Handbook)
4. Air Brakes (There is also a practical test for air brakes)

* Preparation for your Learners Permit (beginners for Class 1 or 3) is available upon request at an additional cost.

Once you have completed your Learners Permit for Class 1 or 3, you can call us with your License Number and Date of Birth at (506)433-5832 and we will book your road test and schedule your hourly training.

You will be required to purchase your Road Test prior to Road Test day at the motor vehicle at a cost of $50.00 plus HST.