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Straight Truck – Class 3

South Shore Career Training CentreStraight Truck – Class 3

Course Details

Duration: 7 weeks

Tuition: $4490.00

Available in: Sydney Bridgewater

Course Description

Transportation and materials handling is a major employer in our modern economy. The process of handling shipments of goods is a part of the logistical process and a vital link between manufacturers and consumers. SSCTC’s Straight Truck program incorporates both class three licensing and forklift operation to provide skills to workers interested in a career in logistics.

Career Opportunities
SSCTC’s Class 3 Straight Truck / Forklift Program is designed for those students who wish to obtain a Class 3 Nova Scotia license for “straight trucks,” including delivery trucks, dump trucks, water trucks, waste trucks and concrete mixers. The program includes preparation for the Nova Scotia Air Brake test, professional driving skills instruction for both urban and rural driving. Students will learn to operate a commercial forklift and be trained to safely and efficiently lift, transfer and deliver loads of materials.

What makes our program unique?
Our Straight Truck/Forklift Operator program is the only program available in the industrial Area of Cape Breton featuring training in a full size commercial truck. We offer a 7-week program that includes extensive practice and hands on training.

We have developed the Straight Truck/Forklift Operator program to address a wide range of job descriptions in the logistics and transportation industry. Students receive industry recognized safety certifications needs by most employers in the transportation sector. By including forklift operation and load securement as part of our program we teach students skills not found in other driving-only programs.

Our program includes air-brake instruction as part of the program and students do not have to write their air-brake certificate before enrolling in the program.

This program is available at the Sydney Campus and South Shore Career Training Centre. SSCTC provides a modern learning environment that includes both an in class and in-field educational experience.

Program Modules

  • Air Brakes
  • Pre and Post Trip Inspections
  • Diesel Engines
  • Driving Theory and Regulations
  • Cargo and Load Securement
  • Yard Maneuvers
  • Urban Driving
  • Rural Driving
  • Worksite Safety
  • First Aid
  • OHS
  • Workplace Math
  • Forklift Operation
  • Class 3 Road Test

Application Process
Applicants to the Straight Truck – Class 3 program are asked to provide the following documentation prior to receiving acceptance:


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