DZ Truck Driving Program is designed by highly qualified professionals to respond to ever-changing industry and its demands.  It provides students all necessary information required to get their DZ License Training. It includes advanced skills, in-depth driving techniques and comprehensive knowledge of the trucking industry including current regulatory Ministry of Transportation (MTO) standards.  Of course, this program also fully prepares you for the Commercial Driver Ontario DZ License examination and teaches you the skills you'll need to find employment in the trucking industry.


Two Weeks Comprehensive Full Time or Five Weeks Part Time Program

55 Hours Training, Breakdown: 40 Classroom Hours & 15 Hands-On In Vehicle Training

In Vehicle Training: 1:1 Student to Instructor Ratio

 Provided in Automated and/ or Standard/Manual Transmission 

Total Cost $2,750

Pine ValleyDriving Academy curriculum employs modern technologies and ensures its students are trained in the following subjects;

Knowledge Skills:

  • The theory of Highway Traffic Act, including: Rules of the Road, Driver Licensing Legislative, Weights & Limitations, Hours of Service (Log Book), Pre & Post Trip Vehicle Inspections, Accident Procedures, Load Security, and Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Theory of Safe and efficient operation of commercial vehicles equipped with Air Brake Systems.
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Border Crossing Procedures, including documentation and border protocol.
  • Training for basic vehicle maintenance and instructions to diagnose and report malfunctions.
  • "Smart Driver Training" to maximize commercial vehicle fuel economy, and to safely operate vehicle or combination of vehicles.

Practical Skills:

  • 12 HOURS  one-to-one defensive driving training in a variety of spatial constraints; including traffic, weather and daylight conditions.
  • 3 HOURS  Technical driving maneuvers; including Use of Controls, Backing & Parking, Slowing & Stopping, Turns, Traffic Signs & Signals, Intersections, Grade Crossing, Passing, Speed, Pre & Post Trip Inspections and Load Securement Procedures.  Training for observational skills; including identifying hazards, handling of freight, emergency equipment, safe and defensive driving, operate vehicle in accordance with Highway Traffic Act. 


  • Valid Ontario Class 'G' License or higher
  • Knowledge verification of Rules of the Road and Signs
  • Grade 10 English or Equivalent
  • MTO approved Medical Form completed


  • Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

In 2016, 100% of the students enrolled in DZ Truck Driving Program graduated.  Pine Valley Driving Academy is your road to get your training you need to pursue your career in the trucking industry.  We assist graduates and teach job search techniques to help find jobs in the trucking industry.  Master the skills and you will be better prepared as an entry-level driver to work for the major truckload carriers

Students that  are tight on budget and looking for alternative training method, please click on the link below

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Approved as a vocational program under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005

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