Class A MELT Program

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective July 1, 2017, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will be implementing mandatory entry-level training for commercial Class A truck drivers. All new drivers attempting the Class A road test on or after July 1, 2017 will have to successfully complete the mandatory entry-level training course before attempting their Class A Road Test. The new course will have a minimum of 103.5 hours of training. The MELT program offered at Great Truck Driving School meets the mandatory requirements and has been approved by the Ministry Of Transportation and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Great Truck Driving School’s goal is to strive for excellence in training and safety on and off the road. Our job is to ensure each and every student receives quality training and preparation for the MTO written and road tests and AZ license. We hold a high standard for our instructors and staff to ensure quality training for our students. The Ontario Safety League and Ministry Of Transportation certify our instructors. With 20+ years of experience teaching, our instructors are dedicated to your success as you pursue your new career.

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Great MELT Program, Ontario

The MELT program is currently only offered at our Toronto location (3625 Weston Road); however, it is going to be offered at our other Ontario location soon. Our Mandatory Entry Level Training program constitutes of 104 hours in total. The program breakdown is given below:

✓ 17 Hours - Vehicle Inspection


  • Pre-Trip Inspections

  • Schedule 1 (In-Depth)   

  • & more

✓ 32 Hours - On The Road Training (1 on 1 Sessions)


  • Driving Techniques

  • Proper Turning Techniques

  • Proper Use of Mirrors

  • Backing Technique

  • Expert Driving Techniques 

  • & more


✓    18 Hours - In-Yard (Backing, Coupling & Uncoupling)


  • Proper Procedure (Coupling & Uncoupling)

  • Beginner Backing Techniques

  • Intermediate Backing Techniques

  • Expert Backing Techniques

  • Straight Backing

  • Angle Backing

  • Alley-Dock Backing

  • Blind-side Backing 

  • Chaining-up

  • Offset Backing

  • & more


✓    37 Hours - The Classroom

  • Working In The Trucking Industry

  • Truck Components & Systems

  • Regulations, Documents and Planning

  • & more



The following are provided with the GTDS MELT course: 


- One road test

 - Vehicle for the road test is supplied

 - Preparation for the MTO written test

For further details on the AZ licence cost and other information, you can reach out to us (416) 745-1700.

*The MELT program is currently only offered at the Toronto Location (3625 Weston Road)*


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* Approved by the Ministry of Transportation & Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development *

Our AZ course exceeds the training requirements set by the Ministry of Transportation.

Learn how to drive a trailer and earn your AZ license in Ontario in a course designed by professional and experienced instructors. Our AZ driving school has 20+ years of experience teaching; our instructors are dedicated to your success as you pursue your new career.

Our program provides you with the opportunity to work as a truck driver in a variety of settings:

  • Tank Hauling

  • Fuel Hauler

  • Heavy Haul

  • Dry Van

  • Shunt Trunk

  • LTL (Less than Load)

Refresher Training

Great Truck Driving School provides refresher training or advanced standing training. This provides students with basic theoretical and practical training to safely operate a tractor-trailer and refresh their previous knowledge of driving a Class A vehicle.

If you are or have been previously licensed as an AZ Driver, these packages may be the better option for you to refresh your skills.

3625 Weston Rd Unit #18

Toronto, Ontario M9L 1V9

595 Carlton St Unit #24

St.Catharines, Ontario L2M 4Y2


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3625 Weston Road Unit #18

Toronto, Ontario M9L 1V9

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