Class A MELT Program

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective July 1st, 2017, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will be implementing mandatory entry-level training for commercial Class A truck drivers. All new drivers completing the Class A road test on or after July 1st, 2017 will have to successfully complete the mandatory entry-level training course before attempting their Class A Road Test. The course requirements will include 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 role is to ensure each and every student receives the  training and preparation required for the MTO written test, road test, and the AZ license. We hold a high standard for our instructors and staff to ensure quality training for our students. Our instructors are certified by The Ontario Safety League and Ministry Of Transportation. With over 20 years of experience teaching, our instructors are dedicated to your success as you begin your journey in the trucking industry.

AZ Course







MELT Program - Ontario

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 is supplied by the Great Truck Driving School

 - Preparation for the MTO written test

For further details on the AZ licensing costs and other information, you can reach us at: (416) 745-1700.


Select the course(s) you're interested in:

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

What Does This Course Cover?

Refresher Training covers the following topics in one-on-one in cab sessions:

  • Pre-Trip Inspection

  • Airbrakes Practical and Safety Inspections

  • Defensive Driving

  • Route Planning

  • Cargo/ Load Security

  • Regulatory and Legal Requirements in Canada/USA

  • Highway Training

  • Turns, Backing, Shifting, Coupling & Uncoupling

How Long is the Course?


Depending on your experience operating a motor vehicle, you can register for a combination of training programs that suit your needs. 

The Mandatory Entry Level Training takes approximately 4-5 Weeks to complete. The refresher program scheduling and duration is dependant on the package.

Each driving lesson is scheduled for 1 hour.

What Can I Drive With My AZ

With a Full Class A license, students will be able to drive:

  • Any truck/tractor trailer combination

  • Any vehicle pulling double trailers

  • Any car or light truck covered by a Class G license

  • Any heavy trucks covered by Class D truck license 

  • A combination of motor vehicle and towed vehicles where the towed vehicles exceed a total gross weight of 46,00 kilograms (10,000 lbs) and has air brakes

  • Any vehicle covered under a restricted Class A truck license

In-Truck Training can be scheduled 7 days a week,  from 8am-12am.

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. Great Truck Driving School has over 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.

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Toronto Phone: 416-745-1700

Niagara Phone: 905-934-7000

3625 Weston Road Unit #18

Toronto, Ontario M9L 1V9

595 Carlton St Unit #24

St. Catharines, Ontario L2M4Y2

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