In Ontario, Canada, to become a commercial truck driver, you need to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). This typically involves a series of written and practical tests.

  1. G1 License (if applicable): If you don’t already have a full G-class license, you will need to get one first. You must be at least 18 years old, pass a vision test, and a written test on the rules of the road to obtain a G1 license.

  2. G-Class License (if applicable): After obtaining a G1 license, you’ll need to progress through the G-class licensing system. This includes passing a road test to get a G2 license and then a full G-class license.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ontario Truck Practice Test

A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in Ontario is a specialized driver’s license required to operate commercial vehicles, such as trucks and buses. There are different classes of CDLs depending on the type of vehicle you intend to drive.

To obtain a CDL in Ontario, you need to pass a written knowledge test, potentially an air brake knowledge test, meet vision and medical requirements, and pass a practical road test. You may also need specific endorsements for certain vehicle types.

In Ontario, there are several classes of CDLs, including:

  • Class A: Required for tractor-trailers and other large combination vehicles.
  • Class D: Required for buses and other large passenger vehicles.
  • Class B: Required for school buses, city buses, and other vehicles.

The air brake endorsement (Z endorsement) is required if you plan to operate vehicles equipped with air brakes. You will need to pass an additional air brake knowledge test to obtain this endorsement.

A G-class license is a regular driver’s license, while a CDL is a specialized license for commercial vehicles. You typically need a full G-class license before applying for a CDL.

You can prepare for the CDL written tests by studying the official Ontario driver’s handbook for commercial drivers. There are specific handbooks available for each class of CDL.

The passing score for the CDL written tests is typically 80%. You need to correctly answer a certain percentage of questions to pass.

Yes, you can practice driving a commercial vehicle under the supervision of a licensed instructor. Many driving schools offer training programs to help you prepare for the road test.

You must be at least 18 years old to obtain a CDL in Ontario. There may be additional age requirements for specific types of CDLs, such as school bus endorsements.

A CDL in Ontario is typically valid for five years, but it’s essential to check the expiration date on your license.

You’ll need to bring valid identification, such as a passport or birth certificate, proof of address, and any required medical documents. Check the MTO website for specific requirements.

The fees for obtaining a CDL can vary depending on the class of license and any endorsements. Check the MTO website for current fee information.

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