Three kinds of Students at Capilano Truck Driver Training….
- Basic Driver
- Professional Driver
1. The Basic Driver
The Basic driver has a class 5, and needs to upgrade his/her license to get a better job.
Ask about Tractor Trailer, Class 1
Ask about Bus training, Class 2
Ask about Truck training, Class 3
Class 5 Drivers can drive trucks with a single drive axle and/or with a trailer with electric brakes. Ocassionally the allowable weights can approach 25000 kg, on a class 5.
2. The Worker
The Worker needs a Class One or Three to advance in his/her career, or just to haul equipment at work. Sometimes it is as simple as taking an air brake endorsement course to drive a bigger vehicle at work.
3. The Professional Driver
The Professional Driver needs to take a step up, whether it is a driver evaluation or a training session to drive Turnpike Doubles. Most professional drivers need to upgrade their knowledge in compliance issues like log books or cargo securement. Some need to learn how to teach others about truck driving.
We provide training in all these areas.
Office Staff too
We also help office staff in upgrading their knowledge in trucking or transportation affairs. We will counsel students changing careers on the merits of truck driving and the transportation industry.
Who is an “Unintentional” Trucker?
One of our favorite areas is “the unintentional trucker”. Many workers are unaware the vehicle they drive comes with the responsibilities usually associated with Truck Driver.
Plumbers, carpenters, welders, roofers, general contractors, oilfield service. They are busy making a dollar and advancing in their chosen profession little realizing they are participating in our profession.
As their business grows and expands, the worker needs a larger vehicle to carry the tools of his trade, or he is carrying his tools and goods to other areas of the country than his own province.
Then the Cops Pull You Over!
It isn’t until the Commercial Motor Vehicle enforcement officer pulls him/her over because of an over weight truck , or his/her vehicle looks like something has broken, that they find out they needs a log book and extra documentation to travel in other areas of the country.
Is It Worth the Trouble to Get Trained?
Generally the “Unintentional” Trucker thinks of proper truck training as totally non productive and irrelevant to working and making money.
That’s one perspective.
However, if there are rules to be abided, then non-compliance is going to be non productive. You’re stuck on the side of the road being inspected, stuck with a big fine, maybe even demerits which can affect your insurance premiums. And when you consider how much money is going down the drain every minute you sit on the side of the road, the cost of not getting trained is very expensive indeed…
Often more expensive than the cost of getting trained in the first place!
WE CAN HELP.
Let Capilano aid in bringing the driver or internal company official up to speed. then everybody can move forward and avoid the issues of enforcement.