Non-Vocational Courses

Advance your skills with our non-vocational programs in Windsor.

At Northstar Truck Driving School, we offer several non-vocational programs at our school in Windsor to help you advance in the trucking industry. Whether you need to brush up on border crossing procedures or need advanced log book training, our experienced instructors will help you succeed.

 

AIR BRAKE “Z” ENDORSEMENT

Length - 2 Days

Anyone who drives a vehicle fitted with an air brake system or an air-over-hydraulic brake system is required to have a Z endorsement on their driver's licence.

This course will help you  get the Z endorsement on your licence.

BORDER CROSSING PROCEDURES

Length - 2 Days

Learning the proper procedures when crossing the border is the key to fast transit with minimal trouble.

This course will take you through proper procedures and the paperwork involved to make your border crossings hassle free.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE

Length - 2 Days

Defensive driving skills are defined as "driving to save lives, time, and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others". Its aim is to reduce the risk of collision by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse conditions or the mistakes of others.

FLATBED TRAINING

Length - 2 Days

Our flatbed training course will teach you proper load placement and securing techniques that will help insure that it is done safely and properly. It is very important to understand how to properly load a flatbed trailer to achieve this. 

(Valid AZ License Required)

LOG BOOK TRAINING

Length - 2 Days

Proper use of log books is part of the profession. It is very important that you know how to manage your log book so that it is filled out accurately and promptly. This course will help you understand the proper use of your book and why it is so important.

SMART DRIVER

Length - 2 Days

SmartDriver for Highway Trucking (SDHT) is a driver training program to help truckers and trucking companies reduce fuel use, cut costs, increase profits and improve competitiveness.

Fuel-efficient driving techniques reduce fuel consumption and help Canada meet its climate change goals.