Class 1 Truck Driving MELT Program in Calgary

The MELT program in Alberta is a truck driving course called Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) for truck drivers, ensuring road safety. Our Calgary course is like a boot camp for truckers, covering vehicle inspections, defensive driving, and Alberta traffic laws. So our students learn thorough truck maintenance and handling skills for various road conditions. With all that training, Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving MELT graduates emerge as certified professionals equipped to navigate Alberta’s highways safely and confidently. So it’s not just about driving. It’s also about understanding the nuances of trucking and prioritizing safety on the road. MELT elevates the standards for truck driving in Alberta, emphasizing skill, knowledge, and professionalism behind the wheel. With that said, here’s what’s involved in our Calgary MELT course:

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  • Air brake (Saturdays & Thursday 8:30 am-5:30 pm)
  • With 40.5 Hours of Classroom Instruction 5 weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Road Time

  • 39 HOURS OF ONE ON ONE DRIVING Driving can be done anytime from 8am-6pm Mon-Sat 2 hours per day (pending availability)
  • 15.5 Hours in Yard (Pre-trip) anytime from 8am-6pm Mon-Fri
  • 18 Hours off Road (Parking) anytime from 8am-6pm Mon-Fri

Also includes:

  • Includes truck rental for road test
  • Medical Exam (if using referral doctor)

MELT Truck Driving Course in Calgary Classroom Topics

So you might be asking what is covered in this truck driving course. Remember, our course is comprehensive so we cover a wide range of topics. And we go in depth so that you have the knowledge you need to pass your test!

  • Employment in the Trucking Industry & Vehicle Components and Systems
  • Basic Driving Techniques
  • Professional driving habits

As well as:

  • Off Road Tasks and Maneuvers
  • Documents, Paperwork and Regulatory Requirements & Vehicle Inspection Activities
  • Hours of Service Compliance & Cargo Securement and loss Prevention
  • And Handling Emergencies

Total Time:

121.5 Hours

* Duration of course may take 5 to 6 weeks
* All fees must be paid in full before appointments can be booked
* Price subject to change without notice

Other Truck Driving in Calgary Resources

And finally, Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving in Calgary is a top of the line driving and truck driving school that is fully certified by the Alberta government. So you can be sure that we are offering what you need to get on the road as a fully trained trucker. We also have more to offer trainees with Class 1 brush up courses. As well as a Class 2 Bus driving course. So let’s get on the road together!

    Class 1 MELT Program

    Please fill in the form below with the date you would like to start. A representative of Derek Brown's Driving School will contact you to confirm your course enrollment.