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MELT-1 Theory and Practical

MELT-1 Theory and Practical

MELT for class 1 driver’s licence applicants is a prerequisite for all ICBC class 1 road testing. BC’s program will include best practices from other Canadian jurisdictions, and emphasize safe operating practices for mountainous geography and diverse driving conditions to ensure commercial drivers are prepared for BC’s highway network and the changing weather patterns encountered in the mountains.

Prior to enrolling in a class 1 MELT program, students are required to successfully complete air brakes and class 1 combination knowledge test at ICBC. Need help studying for your upcoming knowledge test? Attend our Air Brakes course for free with enrolment in the MELT program.

British Columbia’s class 1 MELT program for new drivers of heavy commercial vehicles sets out a minimum required number of in-cab/on-road driving hours, in-yard hours and theory or in-class hours. ICBC is the regulatory body for driver training schools and instructors in BC and has consulted with the commercial driving industry, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General to finalize the MELT curriculum.

As a MELT student you will begin your training in the classroom with a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  1. Defensive driving for the professional driver
  2. Hours of service
  3. Road rules and regulations
  4. Fuel efficient driving
  5. Hauling freight
  6. Backing

Bring your theoretical knowledge from the classroom to the yard, with hands-on training to strengthen your practical working abilities. Yard topics include:

  1. Load security
  2. Chaining up
  3. Pre-trip inspections
  4. Coupling/sliding the trailer

The Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) program is a prerequisite for aspiring class 1 driver’s license applicants who intend to undergo ICBC class 1 road testing. British Columbia’s program incorporates best practices from other Canadian jurisdictions while emphasizing safe operating practices suitable for mountainous geography and diverse driving conditions. This comprehensive approach ensures that commercial drivers are well-prepared to navigate BC’s highway network and adapt to changing weather patterns encountered in mountainous regions.

Before enrolling in a class 1 MELT program, students must successfully pass the air brakes and class 1 combination knowledge tests administered by ICBC. If you require assistance in preparing for your upcoming knowledge test, you can attend our Air Brakes course free of charge upon enrolling in the MELT program.

British Columbia’s class 1 MELT program for new drivers of heavy commercial vehicles establishes specific minimum requirements for in-cab/on-road driving hours, in-yard hours, and theory or in-class hours. ICBC, the regulatory body for driver training schools and instructors in BC, has collaborated with the commercial driving industry, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General to finalize the MELT curriculum.

As a MELT student, your training will commence in the classroom, covering a wide range of topics such as defensive driving for professional drivers, hours of service, road rules and regulations, fuel-efficient driving, hauling freight, and backing techniques. This theoretical knowledge will then be applied in practical, hands-on training sessions in the yard, focusing on areas including load security, chaining up, pre-trip inspections, and coupling/sliding the trailer.

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