Driver Training and Testing
Effective July 1, 2017, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will be implementing mandatory entry-level training for commercial Class A truck drivers. Fanshawe's Corporate Training Solutions is an approved trainer under the new MTO Driver Certification. Train and test at Fanshawe College to meet MTO requirements.
Fleet Certification - Signing Authority Program
This Ministry of Transportation approved driver certification program trains experienced truck drivers to become approved truck driver trainers who have the signing authority to test and train participants in A, D and F licence classes.
'A' Driver Training
A valid 'A' licence is required to tow a trailer which weighs in excess of 4,600 kilograms. This training program consists of a combination of theory and practical training to write the MTO Class 'A' Licence Exam. A road test will be conducted by Fanshawe College signing authorities in a college vehicle. Write the ‘A' & ‘C' exams at the same time to receive an ‘A&C' licence.
'D' Driver Training
A valid 'D' licence is required to operate any truck or vehicle combination that weighs in excess of 11,000 kilograms. The 'D' driver's licence training program will assist 'G' licenced drivers in obtaining the necessary knowledge to successfully complete the MTO 'D' road test. A road test will be conducted by Fanshawe College signing authorities in a college vehicle.
Air Brake Endorsement 'Z'
Gain the knowledge necessary to operate air brake systems safely and detect faults in these systems. Upon successful completion of the written test, participants will take the practical test. After successful completion of both tests, you will be able to upgrade your licence with the 'Z' endorsement from the MTO. A minimum of a full 'G' licence is required.
'F' Licence Training & Testing
This course prepares you to safely operate an 'F' licence vehicle. After your training, a 1-hour road test will be conducted by Fanshawe College signing authorities in a college vehicle.
'G' License Training
A valid ‘G' licence is required to operate a car, van, small truck or combination of vehicles that weigh up to 11,000 kilograms. The ‘G' licence training program offers new drivers the opportunity to learn how to drive in a program that targets many styles of learning and effectively prepares beginner drivers for their G1 driver's test.
Basic Driver Instructor for In-Vehicle: 'G' License
This training program includes both Practical ‘Hands-On' instruction in a vehicle and classroom training on vehicle operation, rules & regulations. Students who successfully complete this MTO certified course will receive both a College Certificate and the CPD Driving Instructor Certification.
For employees who drive either a company vehicle or their own vehicle on the job. Safe driving is a matter of occupational safety. Upon completing this course, drivers will know the principles of defensive driving and essential collision avoidance techniques.
The first step in safe driving is to be sure the vehicle you are going to operate is safe before you leave. Make sure that your employees are familiar with all the new Minimum Entry Level Training (MELT) approved standards.
Let our Ministry of Transport (MTO) certified instructors ride along with your employee to ensure safe driving practices are being observed. Bad habits develop over time and this is the best way to correct them. A written report will be generated for the employer to determine if a driver needs extra training to develop additional safe driving practices.