Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Professional Truck Driver Training

TRU has trained commercial drivers for over 26 years. We have the staff and expertise to offer driver training programs for students and trucking companies looking for drivers.

Kamloops has a blend of mountain passes in close proximity, a flat quiet industrial park to start lessons and major highways passing though the community. Kamloops does not have the high traffic volume experienced in other areas of the province, and has easy access to many mountain passes. This means students receive more driving time in a balanced blend of urban, rural and highway driving unmatched anywhere in British Columbia.

We offer only one-to-one training. While training drivers for the Canadian Armed Forces, Columbia was asked to evaluate the merits of having more than one student in the cab. The study showed that such placement is detrimental to learning and the one student to one instructor ratio was initiated. We also believe in training students through practical experience, not in a classroom environment. Trucking companies have indicated they would prefer to hire students who have had more “behind the wheel” time.

Our students are in great demand. Trucking companies from BC and Alberta call, wanting to hire our student drivers. We offer lifetime job placement assistance for students that complete our Greenhorn and Canadian Driver programs. Students are given the opportunity to contact long-haul and oilfield trucking companies that conduct a pre-employment interview before starting the course. This allows students to inquire about the working conditions and gives you peace of mind that employment is assured upon completion of the Class 1 program.

When choosing a school, compare the equipment, location and our commitment to professionalism and you will see that TRU/Columbia and Kamloops offer the very best in driver training.