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.