Why Durham College?

Why Durham College?

Durham College has been approved through the Ministry of Transportation Program Development and Evaluation Branch Driver Programs Office to add Class “A” Authority in addition to current “Z” Authority to their recognized/signing authority status.

What does this mean for our clients?

Our curriculum is fully approved by the MTO and Durham College now has the authority to train and road test students for licence upgrades to class “A” including the “Z” Endorsement.

“AZ” Employment Stats

Our program develops road ready drivers who are prepared to meet the demands of the trucking industry.   93% of our “AZ” graduates have secured employment in the trucking industry.

The following companies have hired our graduates:

  • AMJ Campbell Van Lines logo
  • Best Managed Companies
  • Canada cartage
  • CAT
  • Challenger
  • GFL
  • Forbes
  • Kriska logo
  • The Mackie Group logo
  • Schneider logo

Hear From Our Students:

I just wanted to give you a follow up and a thank you to you and Durham College for helping me obtain a second career. I also would like you to give a copy of this email to both Dale Burns and Don Weber. It took a few weeks but I landed a warehouse position through an agency as a temp but now when they found out I had got my ‘D’ licence through Durham College they have me doing runs in a huge straight truck to Ottawa, Kingston and Sudbury and Sault Saint Marie. Let Dale and Don know that the truck is a 10 speed just like the one there and I am still missing the odd shift but not that many now and my downshifting is not so bad either.

Thanks for all your help and thank you Dale and Don for the great instruction and advise."

Thanks again.

Yesterday, I was successful at passing my driver’s tests resulting from the specialized training that I took at Durham College. As you may know, the Ontario DriveTest Centres suffered through a difficult four month strike which delayed my practical and written exams and the conclusion of my Durham College training. However, now that this strike is over, your team (Dale and Don) reached out to me, scheduled their time around my schedule, and provided some necessary refresher training in order to better prepare me for these tests after such a long delay.

Now, I have passed my new driver’s licences earning a D-licence (link to page) for commercial trucks, a F-licence for limos, buses to 24 passengers, and ambulances, as well as my Z-endorsement for air brakes. I recommend that everyone revisit driver training; which for me, after 36 years, was a serious eye-opener as I sure forgot a lot since my initial training when I was 16 years old. As you might expect, I was unaware of some of the new laws too. Overall, it was a very interesting, educational, rewarding and most of all, a fun experience.

Please congratulate Dale and Don for their continued patience, hard work on my behalf, and superior student service. Needless to say, I am absolutely delighted with the outcomes and will certainly recommend Durham College to my friends and colleagues. You should consider adding even more capabilities to this department.

If you ever need someone to stand up and recommend this program, just call me.