Class 1 Experience & Equivalency

Calgary Driver Courses

The Government of Alberta introduced Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) on March 1, 2019 to improve road safety by guaranteeing Class 1 (tractor-trailer) and Class 2 (bus) drivers get proper training before being tested for a Class 1 or Class 2 driver’s license.

People Driving Academy Inc. are here to give proper practice to improve road safety by ensuring Class 1 and Class 2 drivers get adequate training before being tested for a Class 1 or Class 2 driver’s license. We have expert drivers that have experience of two or more years in driving Class 3 vehicles. We assure you that you are qualified to participate in the class 1 experience and equivalency MELT Program.

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Eligibility Criteria

Our driver training academy is licensed to eligible for this course. A Driver Training School is required to comply with MELT and Licensing Standards. We train our drivers who have earned their two years of experience while having a Class 3 equivalent driver’s license in another Canadian jurisdiction. They must show a driver’s abstract from that jurisdiction to establish that they meet this condition.

Course Elements

  • Classroom: For the Experience and Equivalency Class 1 curriculum, we require 11 hours of classroom training.
  • Our Department of Transportation requires licensed driver training schools to adopt the Experience and Equivalency Class 1 MELT curriculum.
  • In-yard: People registered in the Experience and Equivalency Class 1 MELT program must complete at least 6.50 hours of in-vehicle training.
  • In-Cab: Students enrolled in the Experience and Equivalency Class 1 program must complete 22.50 hours of in-cab training.

Requirements for General Facilities

Our training facility must comply with all Occupational Health and Safety regulations and local municipal bylaws.

Transportation Rules:

The following items must be present in the facility:

  • Seating and tables that are appropriate for the number of trainees and instructors.
  • Emergency exits that are easily accessible, lighting, and heating/cooling systems are adequately suitable locations for in-yard training.
  • The location of this facility must be far from public roads. A yard of at least 55 meters wide by 73 meters long is recommended for in-yard training.

Present Class 3 Drivers Take More Notice:

If you have held a class 3 driving license for two years or more, you are entitled to attend this course to obtain your class 1 driver’s license.

Vehicle Setup

  • Our driver’s training is performed with the following configuration of truck or tractor:
  • Three or more wheel trucks or tractors with minimum gross vehicle weight.
  • The complete air brake system on both tractors and trailers
  • Minimum twin-axle tractor and trailer
  • Fifth wheel coupling device
  • A single trailer with a minimum length of 48 feet and a minimum width of 35 feet is calculated.

Our vehicles are in good mechanical condition and comply with all applicable requirements outlined in the People Driving Academy Inc. and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation.

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We understand that learning to drive isn’t cheap, many driving schools will take advantage of this and charge you a larger sum than necessary; not us.

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    Our Instructors are Highly Trained in the latest Safety Techniques & Rules of the Road.

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    All our Instructors are DMV Licensed, mentally and physically fit and have decade or more of Instruction History.

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What Our Customers Say...

  • I moved from another school to People Driving Academy Inc. on the suggestion of another student. I found the administration to be very organized and thorough. The instructors within five minutes of driving were pointing out small, but important, corrections in my driving. Overall the instructors introduced and reinforced maneuvers without making me re-learn everything. I found the equipment to be fantastic. Overall I am very happy with People Driving Academy Inc. I would recommend to anyone interested in obtaining their Class 1.

    James Fulton
  • "People Driving Academy Inc." - The best place for Class 1 license. Best Management and front office team. They are very flexible and super nice to schedule the classes as per our needs and availability. The MELT class room session given by Mr. Inderpal Singh was so much informative by sharing his vast experience in trucking industry. All the instructors were awesome with great knowledge and experience. I should really appreciate the patience they show each time we go on road. Thank you team People Driving Academy. I got my Class 1 in first attempt.

    V S
  • Thanks People Driving Academy Inc., I got my class 1 driver licence in first attempt today. I really appreciated the staff & instructors of this corporation. They all are supportive & friendly. They always guide me at each & every step. I recommend everyone to reach out them to get class 1 license. Prices are reasonable. Thanks again.

    Gurlal Singh
  • What a academy they r really good. They guided me very well n teach me each a every basic steps of driving. The instructors are very professional, polite n very cooperative. They used to motivate me through out the course. All these things helped me a lot to improve myself. Overall it was a great experience to get trained from such a good academy. I would highly recommend people to come here if they really want just the best. Really want to thank everyone the team management. Office staff and instructors.

    Mandy Sran
  • I had a great experience with people driving academy as I got my class 1 license in 1st attempt. They guide me very well. All the office staff and instructors are really professional, polite and cooperative. They really motivate me through the whole course. I really appreciate all their efforts.

    Ricky Grewal
  • People Driving Academy Inc.  is the best place to get your class 1 license in Calgary. You will gain all the necessary skills to succeed in the trucking industry. Every single instructor cares about the students and always help and motivate you to succeed and gain your license, all the instructor are very skilled and recognize where each student is struggling and need help, and make sure you are succeeding and learning everything about driving a truck, you will become a confident truck driver with them. Everyone their office staff and instructors treat you like family and are always accommodating to anyone’s situation. This is the best place in Calgary to get your class 1 license, anyone reading this review and are thinking of getting your class 1 please come to people’s driving academy you will succeed.

    Ravneet Hayer
  • I had a great experience with People Driving Academy Inc. as I got my class 1 license in 1st attempt. They guide me very well. All the office staff and instructors are really professional, polite and cooperative. They really motivate me through the whole course. I really appreciate all their efforts.

    Robindeep Sandhu
  • I had a very great experience in people driving school. The instructors and front desk staff is very cooperative and nice. With the help of best instructors I got my class 1 license in first attempt.

    I really appreciate the great training skills of the instructors.

    Gurbaj Sandhu
  • My learner driver experience was very enjoyable and I couldn't have asked for a better instructor than Eddie. His experience and style of teaching helped me pass first time today and I will be forever grateful.

    Daniel Cook
  • I had had some bad experiences in the past and was quite nervous about the whole process, but that all changed the minute I got in the car with them. They really helped me overcome my worries. They were positive and constructive throughout and thier way of teaching is the reason I managed to pass first time. Thank You!!!

  • "Best Driving School in Calgary" People Driving Academy Inc. is great place for anyone who wants to get professional truck driver training. The owners really know their business, they provide you all the information about trucking industry. Their goal is to get you trained as a commercial driver.

    Varinder Pal Singh
  • I was very nervous to begin driving but mick really made me feel like I could do it from my first time in the car right up until my test day. I passed first time and that is due to their amazing teaching, he was so patient with me and pushed me when he knew I could do something when I just didn't believe in myself! would really recommend him.

    sna Azim
  • What an amazing school. From the driving instructors all the way to the staff at the office, everyone was very nice and helpful. I had help from everyone every step of the way, I could not recommend this school enough to anyone getting their class 1. They went above and beyond for me and I am forever grateful, thank you very much for every effort made.

    andres alvarez
  • Looking for best place to gain knowledge about driving? Best instructor with great knowledge, Great staff to handle situation and guide you through process, Great place to exchange ideas and Best place to learn and earn education, its People driving Academy. Got my class 1 license in 1st attempt. thank you.

    kamal hans
  • Thanks People Driving Academy Inc. I got my class 1 license in first attempt today. I really thankful to the staff & all the instructors who guide me & support me at each & every step. I recommend everyone who want to upgrade into class 1 License. This is the good place to learn. Thanks again.

    Gurpreet Singh

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