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To provide the best and most up-to-date Transport Training available in the market, giving our students the employment edge needed in the trucking industry.


For over 39 years Donovans Driver Education has set the standard in training professional Class One drivers in Alberta.  We have become the most recognized institute in Alberta, giving us a degree of credibility that is unmatched anywhere


What are the qualifications of your training personnel?

Our instructors have over 20 years of both freight and oilfield experience in the transport industry.

What type of equipment does your school provide?

We train on a Volvo with an 18 speed transmission with a 460 Cummins engine. We also train on a Freightliner with a 13 speed transmission with a 370 Detroit engine.

What are the licence and medical requirements before I consider Class 1 or 3 training?

A minimum Class 5 licence is required without GDL (graduated driver’s licence). A fairly clean abstract with 6 demerits or less is preferred by most companies. If you have any vision or heart problems, you may want to consult a physician before you consider training.

Why should I choose your school? I work full time. What schedule would I have for in-truck and/or classroom training?

Our school provides a safe and friendly learning environment. We work around your schedule. Our in-truck training runs Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM until 10:00 PM. The only exception is road test day. We have to consider the road text examiners’ schedules and road tests cannot be done after dark. Most classroom sessions are on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays. We also offer on-the-job training which includes highway trips with our highway instructor.

What do I need to take a Class 1 road test?

 In order to take a Class 1 road test, you will need to have an Alberta air brake certificate, a driver’s medical and Class 1 written test permit. We offer air brakes courses at our location. Please see our Class 1 Programs page for a list of medical clinics that offer reasonable rates for driver’s medical exams, bring your driver’s licence and corrective lenses if you have them. The medical is valid for 6 months from the date on the form. The Class 1 written/knowledge and air brake knowledge tests can be taken at any Alberta registry office and are valid for 1 year from the date on the permit. The approximate cost of each knowledge exam is $18.00.

What do I need for a Class 3 road test?

In order to take a Class 3 road test, you will need an Alberta air brake certificate and a Class 3 written test permit. The Class 3 written/knowledge test can be taken at any Alberta registry office and is valid for 1 year from the date on the permit. Its approximate cost is $18.00.

What should I know about road tests?

We book your road test for you when you are ready. A Class 1 road test is approximately $176.00 and a Class 3 road test is approximately $142.00. The road test permits are purchased by you at the North East registry office near our school. The examiner will meet you at the school, and you will take the road test on the truck that you trained on.

I have a résumé, but it needs to be updated. Can you help me?

At your convenience, we also provide résumé service. Provide us with your education, work and/or volunteer history, types of licences and/or certificates, courses, references, etc., and we will provide an updated résumé for you.