DZ Truck Driver

Area Of Interest

Skilled Trades

Program Code



Become a First-Class DZ Truck Driver, Earn Better Pay

In Thunder Bay and across Canada, commercial truck drivers are in high demand, earning above average incomes. The trucking industry has changed significantly with greater emphasis on safety, health, prevention, and accountability.

The career itself involves the operation of heavy vehicles to transport goods and materials up to 4,600 kg/10,000 lb., but not exceeding this weight. The opportunity for employment in municipal works as a driver could include dump trucks, cement mixers, street snowplows, rescue vehicles, fire trucks, tow trucks, garbage trucks and similar vehicles.

Program Highlights

  • Courses follow industry standards and practices so you are ready for the job market
  • Classroom and practical training, including driving, yard, pre-trip and observation 
  • Hands-on training in the yard and on the road using class D vehicles while under the instruction of a qualified trainer
  • Drive time includes real world scenarios and trips on highways, city streets and back roads
  • All in-cab training and the final Road Test will be operating a manual transmission vehicle on an MTO-approved route
  • Strong emphasis on defensive driving

Upcoming Delivery Start Dates

  • Thunder Bay, ON
  • Northwestern Ontario Regional Locations

DZ Truck Driver Tuition Fees

Includes theory and practical training, course resources and testing fees

$7,000 + HST       Thunder Bay

$8,500 + HST    Northwestern Ontario Region

How to Apply

Contact Jeanette Johnson to apply to the program. 

Contact Information

Confederation College

Contract Training

[email protected]

(807) 473-3723

Employment Opportunities

Upon graduation, you will possess the necessary skill set to seek employment as a truck driver for a variety of vehicles:

  • dump truck,
  • cement mixers,
  • street snowplows,
  • rescue vehicles,
  • fire trucks,
  • tow truck driver
  • and garbage trucks.

Employment Services

Free employment services for all students through the Northwest Employment Works (NEW). Services include connecting job-seekers to employers and offering one-on-one career advising, resume assistance and interview preparation and techniques. 

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Contract Training

(807) 473-3723

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