how to get lcv license in manitoba?
The Manitoba Trucking Association plays many key roles in the industry, one of which is offering training opportunities for truck drivers and those working in the industry to brush up on their skills and maybe even learn some new ones.
Professional Driver Improvement – is a one-day training session for experienced, professional drivers with at least one year of experience behind the wheel. The purpose of this session is to fine-tune your driver skills and includes topics such as Attitidue, Image, and Public Relations; Fatigue, Alertness, and Driver Condition; Air Brakes; Defensive Driving; Adverse Conditions; Backing, and more.
Session Dates: July 18, 2019, September 19, 2019, and November 14, 2019.
Register Online for the Professional Driver Improvement Course
LCV Course for Drivers – is a Canadian Trucking Alliance Course for experienced professional drivers and meets the regulatory requirements of LCV drivers in MB, SK, AB, and BC. This course consists of four hours in the classroom and a three-hour road test and requires a list of pre-requisites to be met before being taken.
Session Dates: July 19, 2019, September 20, 2019, and November 15, 2019
Register Online for the LCV Course for Drivers
Cargo Securement Course – This half-day course will meet the needs of any driver, shipper, or claims department personnel, who have had to deal with cargo that does not come in a nice neat package!
Session Dates: July 23, 2019, and November 26, 2019
Register Online for the Cargo Securement Course
Hours of Service Course – This half-day course is for new drivers or drivers who need to refresh their understanding of the Canadian and US HOS legislation. This is a great course for drivers, dispatchers, shippers and customer service personnel and will help ensure that everyone on the team is moving freight in a timely, safe, and compliant manner.
Session Dates: August 13, 2019, October 22, 2019, and December 3, 2019
Register Online for the Hours of Service Course
Transporting Dangerous Goods – This half-day course is designed to help drivers, shippers, carriers, and receivers who handle dangerous goods better understand the regulations and responsibilities of transporting dangerous goods.
Session Dates: August 12, 2019, October 23, 2019, and December 4, 2019
Register Online for the Transporting Dangerous Goods Course
In Manitoba, there are two training options available: MELT (Mandatory Entry Level Training, a 121.5 hour program) or the Driver Training Funding program, a 244 hour pre-employment program with tuition costs covered for eligible applicants. Graduates of the 244 hour program are professional drivers ready to work commercially.
The first step is to meet with a representative from a Manitoba Jobs and Skills Development Centre. There, you will move to Step Two, which is involvement in a client intake, assessment and planning.
From Step Two, you will secure a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE) from an employer. With this COE, you can now obtain a letter of acceptance from an approved private vocational institution, or driver training school (see list of approved schools below).
Individuals who receive a conditional offer of employment from a trucking company and a letter of acceptance from an accredited Class 1 truck driver training school may be eligible to receive up to 100% tuition funding for their truck driver training. Other financial supports will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis depending on individual need, but may include living allowances and other incidental costs. Please note that eligibility for this program is limited to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
As many offices are currently closed or have modified schedules , call ahead to book appointments for any meetings, whether in-person, via conference call, or by phone. The first place to call is Industry, Training & Employment Services – 204-945-0575 (in Winnipeg) or 1-866-332-5077 (toll free) in order to get your application started.
Manitoba Jobs and Skills Development Centre locations (including addresses and phone numbers) can be found on this page CLICK HERE.
Arnold Bros. Transportation Academy
Ben’s International Driving School
Buffalo Driver Training
First Class Training Centre Inc.
Front Runner Driving School
Highway King Class 1 Training Centre
KMS Transport Driving Academy
Perfect One Driving School Ltd.
Professional Transport Driver Training School
United Transportation Driver Training
MPI’s Professional Driver’s Manual is a great way to get started on your career as a commercial truck driver.
This course consists of four hours in the classroom AND a three hour road test. There is a manual supplied by the MTA that participants can keep upon completion of the LCV course. Course Pre-requisites: 150,000 km (or 24 months) driving experience on articulated vehicles.
Different participants will have different training requirements, for example, one company may be interested in training a PDIC instructor who already has a Class 1 Driver Instructor certificate. To complete the certification process, this participant would require the PDIC instructor course and the presentation assessment. Another company may be interested in training someone entirely new as an instructor of LCV driving and PDIC. In this case, that individual would require the facilitating skills course, PDIC Instructor, and LCV Instructor Courses.
Review the PDIC and LCV Instructor Requirements here. Once you have reviewed them and meet the requirements to become a PDIC and/or LCV instructor, print off the checklist complete it, and return it to the MTA office no later than two weeks prior to the course.