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CLASS 1 EXPERIENCE & EQUIVALENCY

The Government of Alberta introduced Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) on March 1, 2019 to improve road safety by guaranteeing Class 1 (tractor-trailer) and Class 2 (bus) drivers get proper training before being tested for a Class 1 or Class 2 driver’s license.

People driving academy are here to give proper practice to improve road safety by ensuring Class 1 and Class 2 drivers get adequate training before being tested for a Class 1 or Class 2 driver’s license. We have expert drivers that have experience of two or more years in driving Class 3 vehicles. We assure you that you are qualified to participate in the class 1 experience and equivalency MELT Program.

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Eligibility Criteria

Our driver training academy is licensed to eligible for this course. A Driver Training School is required to comply with MELT and Licensing Standards. We train our drivers who have earned their two years of experience while having a Class 3 equivalent driver’s license in another Canadian jurisdiction. They must show a driver’s abstract from that jurisdiction to establish that they meet this condition.

 

Course Elements

  • Classroom: For the Experience and Equivalency Class 1 curriculum, we require 11 hours of classroom training.
  • Our Department of Transportation requires licensed driver training schools to adopt the Experience and Equivalency Class 1 MELT curriculum.
  • In-yard: People registered in the Experience and Equivalency Class 1 MELT program must complete at least 6.50 hours of in-vehicle training.
  • In-Cab: Students enrolled in the Experience and Equivalency Class 1 program must complete 22.50 hours of in-cab training.
Requirements for General Facilities

Our training facility must comply with all Occupational Health and Safety regulations and local municipal bylaws.

Transportation Rules:

The following items must be present in the facility:

  • Seating and tables that are appropriate for the number of trainees and instructors.
  • Emergency exits that are easily accessible, lighting, and heating/cooling systems are adequately suitable locations for in-yard training.
  • The location of this facility must be far from public roads. A yard of at least 55 meters wide by 73 meters long is recommended for in-yard training.
Present Class 3 Drivers Take More Notice:

If you have held a class 3 driving license for two years or more, you are entitled to attend this course to obtain your class 1 driver’s license.

Vehicle Setup
  • Our driver’s training is performed with the following configuration of truck or tractor:
  • Three or more wheel trucks or tractors with minimum gross vehicle weight.
  • The complete air brake system on both tractors and trailers
  • Minimum twin-axle tractor and trailer
  • Fifth wheel coupling device
  • A single trailer with a minimum length of 48 feet and a minimum width of 35 feet is calculated.

Our vehicles are in good mechanical condition and comply with all applicable requirements outlined in the People Driving Academy and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation.

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Why Choose Us?

We understand that learning to drive isn’t cheap, many driving schools will take advantage of this and charge you a larger sum than necessary; not us.
BEST SAFETY MEASURES

Our Instructors are Highly Trained in the latest Safety Techniques & Rules of the Road.

EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS

All our Instructors are DMV Licensed, mentally and physically fit and have decade or more of Instruction History.

PERFECT TIMING

Now is the perfect time to start your In Class, Online or Behind The Wheel Training.

AFFORDABLE FEE

We know this process can be expensive. So we constantly monitor our competitions pricing.

CLASS FORMATS

We offer In Classroom Drivers Education as well as Online Drivers Education.

PAYMENT PLANS

We allow you to decide when and how you want to pay. We accept all major forms of payments.

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