Class 1 Driver – Tractor Trailer

  • Home
  • Class 1 Driver – Tractor Trailer

METI’s Class 1 Driver – Tractor Trailer classes go beyond the industry standards. This means you graduate job-ready with more than just a license. Have the skills, hours behind the wheel and safety training needed to work here in Nova Scotia or across Canada.

The trucking industry is a stable and growing sector that is in the need of qualified Class 1 Operators. It’s about transporting goods and services to supply to your family, friends, neighbours, community and your country.

According to reports by Trucking HR Canada, Canada will have a shortage of 25,000 truck drivers by 2023. 61% of trucking jobs in Canada reportedly went unfilled in 2019 and it is expected to increase by 25% by 2023.

There is no better time to start a career as a Class 1 Driver.

“When I need tractor-trailer or tandem truck drivers I look to METI to fill the void.”
Joe Parsons, Owner Joe Parsons Construction, Sydney, NS.


METI’s Class 1 Driver – Tractor Trailer Program prepares you to become a professional driver by following and exceeding the standard for Tractor Trailer Training criteria set by the Trucking Human Resource Sector Council (THRSC) and industry. This 14 week program consists of 10 weeks at METI with 50 hours of Behind the Wheel time and 4 weeks of Internship. Graduates are provided with the knowledge, skills, and certification needed to meet the industry demands of a Class 1 Operator.

During the 4 week internship, the student will receive a minimum of 100 HRS behind the wheel (BTW) time, complying with the Atlantic Canada Trucking Industry Class 1 Professional Truck Driver Training Public and Private Training Institute Standards.

You will receive training certifications from METI, that are suited to a Class 1 Driver giving you a competitive edge for employment.

From Graduate to Professional Driver


“I couldn’t be happier, I absolutely love it!”
Congrats Duane on graduating our Class 1 Driver Training Program and being offered a position at home.
Thank you S&M Trucking for your support. We look forward to building our relationship for years to come.


Admission Requirements:

  • A Completed Application Form
  • Possess a Nova Scotia Class 5 Driver’s License (In Graduated Licensing, “N” must be removed prior to start date)
  • Pass/Provide a Class 1 Driver’s Medical
  • Provide a Driver’s Abstract
  • Provide a Criminal Search Report
  • Provide a Letter of Intent
  • Attend a Pre-screening Session (Essential Skills testing and interview)

Steps to apply

Click here to apply


“Well after a year out of school I must say thanks to the school of METI and the staff for all they did for me. The day I left school I had a job and now working full time class 1 driver for Armour transport. I’m doing something everyday that I love and dream of doing, I highly recommend this school”
Joe Whiffen
Class 1 Driver- Tractor Trailer
Graduate, 2018

Graduate With:

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
  • Standard First Aid Training, CPR & AED Level C (St. John Ambulance)
  • TDG
  • Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)
  • Air Brakes
  • Forklift Operator
  • Cargo Securement
  • Basic Fire Safety
  • Computers Basics
  • Career Development
  • Truck Driver Life Skills
  • Tractor Trailer Driving Basics
  • Tractor Trailer Systems
  • Class 1 Driver – Practical –  Field and Maneuvering Skills, Pre-Trip Inspections and Coupling, Observation and Hands on Instruction, Behind The Wheel (BTW)
  • Internship

Enrollment and Financing Options

Our Admissions team is here to help you with any enrollment questions you have about the application process click here, and to provide information about funding/financing options  that may be available to you click here. Contact our admissions team today: 902-539-9766, (toll free) 1-877-800-6384 or email
Back to Programs

A few of our western Canada industry endorsements:

“METI and our team partner to place operators with our shutdowns. METI are just awesome and find us CLASS 1 & 3 people who are interested in working Turnarounds.” Renée Rust;  Manager: Recruitment CEDA.

Another of METI’s real industry relationships.
Well Trained Drivers & Fantastic Service! Thank you METI from everyone at MAD Oilfield Solutions”

Next Start Date: June 24, 2024

End Date: Oct 4, 2024

Duration: 14 Weeks

Total Cost: $9950.00

Please contact us at
(902)-539-9766, send us an email or drop by our office at 301 Alexandra St, Sydney NS
for more information.

Apply Now

Take A Video Tour of METI.

Have a question?

Call us at (902) 539-9766, or send us an email:
Or Stop by our Sydney Campus at 301 Alexandra Street, Sydney.

Quick Contact