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Truck Driving Schools in the GTA? (DZ)

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Jan 31, 2009
38 posts
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GTA

Truck Driving Schools in the GTA? (DZ)

Bit of a shot in the dark I know but I'm curious if any members are DZ licenced, currently driving.
I am considering a rather drastic mid-life career change and looking at driving.
Any thoughts/suggestions on schools, courses etc would be very helpful.
Thanks in advance…
Hiding in a corner waiting to see what 2020 delivers next..
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Deal Addict
Feb 16, 2013
1218 posts
1078 upvotes
Toronto
Try calling the concrete companies;

Dufferin
St Marys Cement
probably others

They are constantly hiring.
Pay is generally 30+ bucks an hour.
Ask them about path to DZ.

Recently I saw an ad for 37 bucks an hour mixer truck.
Mandatory Saturdays overtime, dental, insurance and other perks.
This was in Toronto. Can't find the ad, probably been filled.

You can also try the trades:
https://iuoelocal793.org/
May be an option if you are a bit younger.

Try other forums as well.
RFD is not the greatest forum for blue collar work advice.
Good luck.
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Sr. Member
Jun 1, 2008
704 posts
227 upvotes
Richmond Hill
Humber for driving school. Honestly, go Drive a school bus and get a BZ and then bounce. It will give you big vehicle experience.
Sr. Member
Aug 7, 2011
682 posts
231 upvotes
cowbunpants wrote: Try calling the concrete companies;

Dufferin
St Marys Cement
probably others

They are constantly hiring.
Pay is generally 30+ bucks an hour.
Ask them about path to DZ.

Recently I saw an ad for 37 bucks an hour mixer truck.
Mandatory Saturdays overtime, dental, insurance and other perks.
This was in Toronto. Can't find the ad, probably been filled.

You can also try the trades:
https://iuoelocal793.org/
May be an option if you are a bit younger.

Try other forums as well.
RFD is not the greatest forum for blue collar work advice.
Good luck.
Are there any driving jobs that don't involve heavy amounts of physical work? Asking for someone with bad knees so no heavy lifting or significant standing / walking allowed.

School bus seems like a good idea but I think that's part time so not enough pay.
Sr. Member
Aug 7, 2011
682 posts
231 upvotes
cowbunpants wrote: Try calling the concrete companies;

Dufferin
St Marys Cement
probably others

They are constantly hiring.
Pay is generally 30+ bucks an hour.
Ask them about path to DZ.

Recently I saw an ad for 37 bucks an hour mixer truck.
Mandatory Saturdays overtime, dental, insurance and other perks.
This was in Toronto. Can't find the ad, probably been filled.

You can also try the trades:
https://iuoelocal793.org/
May be an option if you are a bit younger.

Try other forums as well.
RFD is not the greatest forum for blue collar work advice.
Good luck.
Are there any driving jobs that don't involve heavy amounts of physical work? Asking for someone with bad knees so no heavy lifting or significant standing / walking allowed.

School bus seems like a good idea but I think that's part time so not enough pay.
Deal Addict
Feb 16, 2013
1218 posts
1078 upvotes
Toronto
1theguy1 wrote: Are there any driving jobs that don't involve heavy amounts of physical work? Asking for someone with bad knees so no heavy lifting or significant standing / walking allowed.

School bus seems like a good idea but I think that's part time so not enough pay.
Mixer truck driver is not horribly physically demanding.
You have to climb the ladder to wash machinery. So just hose everything down while standing on a platform.
You also have to lift and connect the troughs, each probably weights 30-40 pounds, they are somewhat awkward.
Everything else is either driving or standing with the remote control pendant.
It's bad etiquette for the mixer driver to be sitting down when the concrete is flowing.
Not a horrible job for the pay. Bad knees may or may not be an issue.
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