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Preparing For Your Truck Driving Career

Some of our students already have a job waiting for them upon graduation.  We are able to focus your training on those areas that will be most beneficial to you and your employer.  At our pre training interview we will explore a variety of truck driving opportunities that exist. In this way  you will have a better understanding of the choices you might make.  We cannot make guarantees of job placement but  we do have frequent requests from the trucking industry regarding the availability of our graduates.

"We now offer training on Automatic Transmission Trucks as well as our Volvo Manual Transmission Trucks"

  Feel free to call us with any questions about our courses.  There is no obligation - ever!

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Over The Road Truck

British Columbia Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT)

Over the Road Truck Driving School is an ICBC approved MELT Driving School.

We have begun teaching the MELT course and the areas of training are listed below.

Our MELT course is 147 hours in length.

                                                       47 hours Classroom Theory                                      

Overview of the Trucking Industry, Vehicle Components & Systems, Driving TechniquesProfessional Driving Habits, Backing, Coupling, Chainup, Documents, Regulations, Vehicle Inspection, Hours of Service, Cargo Securement, Air Brakes

      37 hours In-Yard & Off-Road

Straight-line Backing, Off-set Backing, Alley-dock backing, Coupling & Uncoupling

        50 hours On-Road Driving 

City Driving, Night Driving including a 12 hour Mountain Training Course (2 Hour Classroom + Coquihalla Highway to Kamloops and return down the Fraser Canyon).

        6 hours Flexible Time 

 Flexible Time is chosen by the student to receive extra training where they feel needed                                                                                                                                                          7 extra hours provided by Over the Road Truck Driving School where we feel necessary'

We offer in depth consultation to those considering Truck Driving as a career.  The extent and cost of the MELT course needs consideration and exploration of the potential offered by it.

There are many facets of Class 1 Driving that can be discussed to determine what area might be suitable to a new driver. We have associations with various trucking companies seeking drivers.



Class 3 Course

OTR DRIVING SCHOOL offers a Class 3 driver training course. This program is designed for drivers who wish to start with a Class 3 license and includes all manuals and handouts. We use  Volvo 13 &18 speed trucks for training and road testing. We also offer training on an Automatic transmission equipped truck. ICBC fees are not included in our prices. The Class 3 program includes:

  • 9 Hours of Air Brake Theory
  • (Manual) 10 Hours of on-the-Road Driving & Observation
  • (Automatic) 10 Hours of on-the-road Driving & Observation
  • 2 Hours of Truck Theory (Shifting Fundamentals & Driving Skills)
  •  4 Hours of Pre-Trip Procedures (this includes the complete air brake system pre trip)
  •  2 Hours Use of Our Truck for your Road Test
  • Manual or Automatic
  • All Road Tests done from our Langley Yard

 Class 3 Course Fee: $1,895      (Payment Plan Available)



Individual & Group Lessons

Individual lessons are available to those students not taking one of our full courses. Both Class 1 and Class 3 vehicles are available for lessons and testing. OTR DRIVING SCHOOL instructors are available to answer any questions for our students. Individual and group lessons include:

Individual Class 1 Driving Lessons $140.00 per Hour
Class 1 & 3 Not-in-Motion Single Student (Pre trip inspection etc) $60.00 per Hour
Group Class 1 & 3 Not-in-Motion (Maximum 4) $40.00 Each per Hour
Use of Truck & Trailer for Road Testing (Our Students Only) $350.00


Ask Us About Our Payment Plan!