Class 1 with Trailer, Wagon &
Dump Truck Operator Program

Training Program

Duration: 9 weeks Prerequisite: Required
Additional Prerequisite: Class 3 or Class 1

Training Program Start Date

January 2024

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What does a Class 1 with Trailer, Wagon & Dump Truck Operator do?

A Class 1 operator specializes in driving heavy vehicles like trailers, wagons, and dump trucks. These professionals transport goods, handle specialized cargo, and operate dump trucks with hydraulic lifts for unloading. Their expertise in road safety, maintenance, and cargo handling is essential for the efficient movement of materials, supporting various industries.

What does the Class 1 with Trailer, Wagon and Dump Truck Operator program include?

The Class 1 with Trailer, Wagon, and Dump Truck Operator program is a comprehensive 9-week course designed to equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge required for operating different dump truck configurations. The program begins with an in-depth exploration of various dump truck setups, including Pulling Wagon, Triaxle, Tandem, and Quad configurations. Participants will gain a solid foundation in basic vehicle mechanics, covering the engine, transmission, axles, hydraulics system, suspension system, differentials, and brakes. Emphasis is placed on vehicle inspection and maintenance, teaching students how to conduct thorough pre-trip and post-trip inspections, check fluid levels, assess tire conditions, inspect brakes, lights, belts, and hoses, and troubleshoot minor issues on the job. Safety and compliance are key components of the program, with training on adhering to safety procedures, regulations, and understanding road weight capacity. Participants will also learn loading and unloading procedures, focusing on proper techniques to maintain balance during loading and ensuring safe unloading in various conditions. The program includes behind-the-wheel training for driving techniques in diverse working conditions and guidance on efficient route planning based on load type and destination distance, considering factors like low bridges or weight-restricted roads. This comprehensive curriculum aims to prepare individuals for a successful career as skilled and safety-conscious dump truck operators.

Course Modules Outline:

• Introduction to various dump truck configurations, their structures, and respective uses.
• Detailed sessions on Pulling Wagon, Triaxle, Tandem, and Quad setups with their distinct specifications.

• Basic understanding of vehicle mechanics to promote technical insight.
• Lessons include the functionality of the engine, transmission, axles, hydraulics system, suspension system, differentials, and brakes.

• The importance of pre-trip and post-trip inspections is emphasized.
• Training on how to properly check fluid levels, tires condition, brakes, lights, belts, and hoses.
• Basic vehicle maintenance skills are imparted to help troubleshoot minor issues on the job.

• Training on adhering to safety procedures and relevant regulations.
• The emphasis on wearing seatbelts, ensuring load limitations are not exceeded, understanding road weight capacity, and getting familiar with relevant traffic laws.

• Instructions on correct loading techniques – keeping truck balanced when loading, managing center of gravity.
• Detailed lessons on how to properly unload materials in various conditions safely.

• Behind-the-wheel training to understand vehicle handling in diverse working conditions.
• Guidance on planning efficient routes depending on factors such as load type and destination distance while considering restrictions like low bridges or weight restricted roads.

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