Once you have obtained your learner's licence, you will have to practise your skills to master:
To register for the road tests, you must have held a Class 3 learner's licence for at least:
When you practise on the road, you must always have an accompanying riderPerson who has held for at least 2 years a valid licence of an appropriate class and who is able to provide the learner with help and advice. with you.
If the vehicle is equipped with an air brake system—F endorsement—or a manual transmission—M endorsement, your accompanying rider’s driver’s licence must include these endorsements.
Given that driving a heavy vehicle is a complex task, you should drive as often as possible, on different roads, both day and night, and in a variety of weather conditions.
Before getting behind the wheel, drivers must make sure that a circle check of their vehicle was completed within the previous 24 hours. If this is not the case, a new circle check must be performed. Through practice, you will develop an efficient inspection technique that will allow you to check the vehicle's compliance and increase road safety.
You must also comply with the other obligations of heavy vehicle drivers, such as load securement standards and the hours of driving and off-duty time.
Abiding by the hours of driving and off-duty time reduces the risk of driver fatigue. Your lifestyle also plays a major role. The North American Fatigue Management Program can provide valuable assistance.
Last update: December 14, 2020