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MELT Program: Mandatory Entry-Level Training for Class 1 Licences

Mandatory Training at the Best Truck Driver School – People Driving School, Calgary

Welcome to People Driving School, your premier school for Class 1 commercial licences! Our school offers a full Class 1 Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) program as recognized by Alberta Transportation. Our comprehensive curriculum equips aspiring drivers to confidently navigate their future careers. At our school, you must complete all the mandatory steps, securing not just a permit but also a foundation for success in truck driver training. Join us on the road to excellence; your journey begins here.

About Our Class 1 MELT Program at People Driving School in Calgary

If you’re dreaming of obtaining a Class 1 (Class A) driver’s licence, you’re in the right place! We take pride in our comprehensive Class 1 MELT (Mandatory Entry-Level Training) program designed for Alberta drivers seeking a Class 1 licence. We understand the excitement and importance of getting your permit, and you will be ready for the voyage ahead thanks to our instructions. Whether you are a new driver or just updating your license, we have your back!

We designed a program endorsed by The Canadian Trucking Alliance to advance your skills beyond a Class 5 driver’s license. This program is your gateway to driving a heavy vehicle. No more juggling with demerit points; we focus on refining your driving experience with a Class 5 and elevating it to the next level.
We place great value on the necessity of driving responsibly and safely. In our Class 1 MELT, we cover everything from air brake programs to the knowledge and road skills needed for a Class 1 permit. We strive to be among the top training providers and set the standard for all Class 1 drivers.

We offer competitive rates to ensure that getting your Class 1 driver’s licence is achievable and affordable. We aim to deliver the Class 1 MELT you need without breaking the bank.

Join our truck driver training course and embark on becoming a licensed driver.
Whether you’re a new Class 1 driver or looking to upgrade your skills, our school is here to support you every step of the way. Get ready to hit the road with confidence and a full Class 1 licence.

MELT Requirements for Driver Courses and Exams

Obtaining a Class 1 license has never been more accessible in the driver training industry. The MELT requirements for the driver course and exam have been designed to ensure that individuals seeking a Class 1 license are well-prepared for the responsibilities that come with it. Whether you are a licensed driver training for less than 12 months or someone from British Columbia or Saskatchewan, the course caters to all aspiring Class 1 drivers, ensuring they gain the necessary knowledge and skills for safe driving in the industry.

To support individuals on their journey, funding may be available to contribute toward the cost of training. This financial assistance is valuable for those who are concerned about total training costs or seeking other funding sources. It’s worth noting that Indigenous Skills and Employment Training, along with seeking other available funding sources such as job grants, can assist in covering expenses. Moreover, funding for training helps build a community of individuals providing access to skill training and making it accessible to a broader audience.

MELT providers, including People Driving School, recognize the importance of thorough instruction and thus offer programs that consist of 121.5 hours of training. This extensive training helps ensure that individuals are well-prepared for the challenges of the road. The training will include medical examinations, contributing to a holistic approach to your education. The MELT program emphasizes safety and proficiency in operating a tractor trailer.

If you want to take a Class 1 driver training course, be assured that the curriculum is taught at all licensed Alberta driver schools or organizations. The maximum amount a driver training school or organization can charge is regulated, providing transparency on the expense of obtaining a Class 1 permit. So, whether you are a novice or a permitted driver seeking a Class 1 commercial License, Peoples Driving School is here to guide you through the process, making the journey to your Class 1 License smooth and affordable.

MELT Program for Licences with Truck Road Tests

“The program exceeded my expectations in terms of both quality and effectiveness. The instructors were not only highly skilled but also patient. They ensured that every participant, including myself, grasped the essential skills to operate a truck safely and efficiently. The curriculum was wellstructured.
It covers everything from basic manoeuvres to more complex driving scenarios.” – MELT student on Program
“The road test is a crucial step in obtaining a truck license. It was conducted with a focus on realworld situations. The examiner was thorough yet fair. He evaluated my ability to navigate through different traffic conditions. He handles the vehicle proficiently and prioritizes safety at all times.” – MELT student on Road Test Our school stands out because it is dedicated to providing a welcoming learning environment, and each student’s success is important to the instructors. We offer more than just driver courses with instruction that goes beyond the basics and helps to prepare you for real-life challenges. Our comprehensive program covers all the essentials. From the classroom sessions to the practical training, every aspect of the course is designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to become responsible and confident drivers.

Schedule Your MELT Course at an Affordable Cost!

Are you ready to hit the road with confidence? Look no further! People Driving School is excited to announce our budget-friendly course tailored just for you. Learning to drive has never been this accessible! Our course is designed to mould you into a skilled and confident driver in just 2-3 months. We understand the importance of a comprehensive driving education, and we believe in making it affordable for everyone. We prioritize safety, skill-building, and convenience.

To schedule your course, call 403-612-0040. You will be taken through the procedure by our helpful staff. Whether you’re a novice or want to improve your driving abilities, our expert instructors are dedicated to ensuring you feel comfortable behind the wheel. We go beyond the basics by offering a personalized approach to meet your unique needs. Our affordable rates make quality driving education accessible to all without compromising on excellence.

Embark on your driving journey with us and enjoy the freedom of the open road. People Driving School is your trusted partner in acquiring the skills necessary for a safe and confident driving experience. Call us today at 403-612-0040 to schedule your MELT program. Take the first step towards becoming a skilled and responsible driver.


5850 88 Ave NE #6190,
Calgary AB T3J 0Z7


8-9 Months

Program Delivery



• Must be 18 years old.
• Must have class 5 full Alberta Licence.

Class 1 MELT program has a total of 121.5 hours.

40.5 hours
Yard instruction
15.5 hours

In-vehicle instruction

  • Actual Drive (Road)

  • Off-road maneuvers (Back)

57 hours

  • 37 hours

  • 18 hours

Air-Brake Training Program

  • Classroom instructions

  • In-vehicle instruction

8.5 hours

  • 6.5 hours
  • 2 hours

* Government test fees are not included. 

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Program Description:

We have a Mandatory Entry Level instruction Program. It is designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge. It helps to build a career in the world of trucking. When you move to Canada. There are the following steps. You need to follow in order to get Class One:

Group Five Tuition Fee: $1050

Group Five Driving Lesson: 10 Hrs (On road Driving) + 15 Hours (Classroom)

Group One Tuition Fee: $10,000

Group One Course

has a total of 121.5 hours