Do you wish to obtain your Class 1 (heavy truck) or Class 3 (straight truck)?

Our Driving School network offers you made-to-measure truck driving courses! Thanks to our equipment and our specialized instructors in heavy vehicles, all the chances are on your side to pass the SAAQ exams with flying colors!

To follow the Tecnic driving course for heavy vehicles, contact the truck driving school nearest you.

Conditions for obtaining a Class 1 licence (heavy truck):

  • Hold a Class 5 licence (passenger vehicle) for at least 36 months.
  • Have no more than 3 demerit points entered on your driving record.
  • Have not had your licence suspended or revoked for 2 years.
  • Provide a medical report (SAAQ Form M-28).
  • Pass SAAQ vision test.
  • Pass SAAQ knowledge test (general and air brakes).
  • Pass the SAAQ road test (circle check and on-road).

Conditions for obtaining a Class 3 licence (straight-body truck)

  • Hold a Class 5 licence for at least 24 mois.
  • Pass the SAAQ vision test.
  • Have no more than 3 demerit points entered on your driving record.
  • Have not had your licence suspended or revoked for 2 years.
  • Provide a medical report (SAAQ Form M-28).
  • Pass the SAAQ knowledge test (general and air brakes).
  • Pass the SAAQ road test (circle check and on-road).

Details of the Tecnic driving course for heavy vehicles*

Theoretical training :

  • Highway Safety Code.
  • Log book including new rulings.
  • Inspection of compressed air braking system.
  • Transmissions, engines and engine brakes.
  • Circle check.
  • Quebec road signs and signals.
  • Preparation for SAAQ knowledge test (SAAQ fees excluded).

Practical training:

  • Circle check.
  • Coupling and uncoupling a trailer (Class 1 only).
  • Double clutch.
  • Use of compressed air braking system.
  • Precision backing.
  • Gradual gear shifting.
  • Energy saving.
  • Driving in the city, in the country and on slopes.
  • Preparation for SAAQ road test (1 vehicle rental included, SAAQ fees excluded).
*Some of our branches offer heavy trucks and straight trucks courses with automatic transmission.

We are present in most Quebec areas!

Montreal, Laval, Montérégie, Eastern Township et Centre du Québec => 1-800-668-3264

Laurentian, Outaouais, Lanaudière, Mauricie, Abitibi-Témiscamingue => 1-877-437-9001

Saguenay, Lac St-Jean, North Shore => 1-888-307-1151

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