Class 1 Pricing and Packages - Tractor Trailers
Gold Star Professional Driving School is known for its quality service and experienced instructors, especially for Burnaby Class 1 road lessons. Most of our students come to us with absolutely no experience, and we love it! Why? Because we get to teach them! We get to watch the excitement on their faces and the sigh of relief when they pass their road test and it gives us great pride and joy to be a part of such an amazing journey.
Our students have a choice between purchasing a 1-on-1 hour lesson or a 1-on-1 driving package. We do not want to pressure any package sales, we want YOU to decide what you feel comfortable with. Our Burnaby driving school is open 7 days a week and we are more than happy to work evenings if it suits your schedule!
$1440 - 12 hour package
*Only available to students holding a valid Class 3 license*
10 hours road lessons
2 hour ICBC road test
$2400 - 20 hour package
18 hours road lessons
2 hour ICBC road test
$3120 - 26 hour package
24 hours road lessons
2 hour ICBC road test
$4800 - 40 hour package
38 hours road lessons
2 hour ICBC road test
$7500 - 100 hour package
16 hours air brake course
20 hours pre-trip inspection and observation
2 hours extreme driving practical
60 hours road lessons
2 hour ICBC road test
$130 - 1 hour road lesson
1 on 1 road lesson
$150 - Air brake course
16 hours in classroom
*Due to COVID19, we will be offering the air brake course online*
Standard and automatic transmission available
We are pleased to share that in 2019, 92% of our students passed their road test on their first attempt. This is GREAT news for us and we are so proud and happy for each and every person who we have had the pleasure of teaching. Our Burnaby driving school aims to be the best and although our passing rate is not a perfect 100% we are very happy with our number and are sure that it will be even higher this year. Obtaining a Class 1 license isn't it easy but it is an amazing process to go through and an achievement that you can appreciate for the rest of your life. Our Class 1 driving school in Burnaby is one of the best, not just because of our awesome first time passing rate (ok we will stop bragging now) but because we take pride in each student who comes to us for help regardless of whether they pass on their first attempt or tenth attempt. The point is....all of our students pass!
Class 1 Driver's License - What You Need To Know
If you are interested in getting your Class 1 drivers license but dont know where to start or what the requirements are, we can help you with that. ICBC has a set of requirements that must be met before you can take your knowledge test and qualify for a Class 1 license in Burnaby and the rest of Canada.
First, you must be at least 19 years of age. This only applies to a Class 1, 2 or 4 license. Also, you must already have a full privilege Class 5 or 6 license as well as a driving record with less than 4 penalty points in the past 2 years. In addition, you must not have any driving related criminal convictions in the past 3 years. If you do not meet the above requirements, it is always best to call ICBC and speak with them to better understand how you can meet these requirements. Some medical conditions may affect your ability to drive and may even prevent you from obtaining a drivers license. These conditions include: epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and high blood pressure. More information can be found on the ICBC website.
STEPS FOR A LEARNER'S LICENSE
The first step toward obtaining your Class 1 drivers license is to pass a knowledge test. You can pick up a study book, free of charge, at any ICBC location which will prepare you for the knowledge test and give you a good understanding of what you need to know. After passing the knowledge test, you must then pass a road signs test as well as meet medical standards.
FULL CLASS 1 LICENSE
Once you pass the above steps and are awarded a shiny new Learners License you are going to want to get the best, most professional driving lessons in the city. This is where we come in.
We are a certified Class 1 driving school in Burnaby and have helped many men and women pass their Class 1 road test. Students come to us from all over, and we are more than willing to help. Before hitting the road with us, you need to take an air brake course either with us or another institution and then we can get going. We can start as soon as possible and will work whatever time works for you.
If you are unsure of how many hours you need, we can help you. You may already have experience driving in another country or you may be brand new to the whole thing and whichever it is, we are here to help you.
Once you finish your driving package with us and we see that you are comfortable and confident in your driving skills, we will book your road test for you. Our Driving School holds road tests every Monday at ICBC in Burnaby.
If you have any questions about licensing requirements or any other driving questions, please feel free to contact us.
Why Choose Gold Star Professional?
Choosing the right driving school takes time and research. There are driving schools in Burnaby and Vancouver which have a good reputation and ample experience but we think you should consider Gold Star Professional Driving School for a number of reasons.
1. We are certified, professional and have decades of driving experience. Our ICBC certified driving instructors in Burnaby have the knowledge and experience it takes to help you become a safe and professional truck driver.
2. Our pass rate is high. Most of our students pass on their first attempt - in fact, we pulled the 2019 numbers and found that 93% of our students passed their ICBC road test on their first attempt.
3. Our customers come first. We strive to provide the best customer service we can and ensure all of our customers are satisfied. If you would like to read what some of our customers have to say, please visit our reviews page.
4. We work around your schedule. Our Burnaby driving instructors are more than happy to work weekends and evenings if it means you will get the training you paid for and deserve. We will go out of our way to ensure our schedule fits your schedule.
5. We take all forms of payment. We are one of the few driving schools in Burnaby that take all major credit cards. We want to make it as easy as possible for you!
6. Our prices are low. Our Burnaby Driving School has taken every step it can to ensure that our prices are affordable.
How many hours to sign up for:
The goal of our Burnaby Driving School is not to sell you the biggest package we have, but rather give you the training you need to pass your Class 1 road test and get the education you need to develop life-long skills and be safe on the road. If you already have experience driving a truck but need some brush-up lessons, we might only recommend an hour or two and go from there.
The truth is, there is no way for us to know right off the bat how many road lessons you will need to pass your Class 1 road test. However, we can get a good idea of where to start based on your driving history and experience. Our instructor will sit down and discuss what your goals are and how much experience you have. Most of our students start off with the 36 hour package and if they feel they need more, they can add an extra hour or two.
What a typical lesson looks like:
Our Burnaby Professional Driving School offers driving lessons in Burnaby for all classes. The most popular for us is Class 1 Driving Lessons which we have invested a lot of time and effort into in order to make sure we are the best and most affordable. Our certified instructors are fun and will give you the education you need.
A typical lesson starts off with a quick recap of what was learned in the previous lesson. The instructor will prepare a plan for each lesson beforehand so that no time is wasted and you will learn everything you need to know. Most of your time will be spent driving but there will be some lessons where you might focus on specific things like parking, pre-trip inspections etc.
Your Burnaby Driving Instructor might amend these lessons once he gets a sense of your strengths and weaknesses. We put a lot of effort into making sure each student has a plan designed specific to them.
What you can do with a Class 1 license:
Most of you reading this will already know about the endless possibilities and job opportunitues there are for Class 1 Truck Drivers in BC. Many of you might not be familiar with what this license represents and that is why our Driving School Burnaby is here!
There are job opportunities for truck drivers, bus drivers and many other commercial vehicles which require a Class 1 License. Our Driving School in Burnaby is one of the most reputable when it comes to training and preparation. Our instructors are experienced and have been in the trucking industry for years which means they know just about everything you need to know in order to start your career.
Another bonus with taking our Class 1 driving school lessons in Burnaby is that we can give you advice and help in finding employment once you pass your road test.
The trucks we use:
Our Burnaby driving school has a number of trucks we use for our Class 1 road lessons. These include a 2009 13 speed Freightliner, 2010 10 speed Volvo, and an automatic transmission Freightliner. All of our trucks are new and well kept. Our students are always excited about driving these trucks and although they might be nervous at first, our Class 1 Driving Instructors quickly help them get their minds at ease.
First, we will start driving the truck on its own without the trailer so that you can get a feel for the road when behind the wheel of such a large vehicle. Once we have completed 2-3 successful lessons without the trailer, we will then attach the trailer and get you started.
This is an exciting time and quite a milestone because not anyone can drive a truck like this. Our Driving School in Burnaby is known for its precision and experienced instructors and we will ensure you are safe and comfortable at all times.
READY TO GET STARTED??
Give our Class 1 Driving School in Burnaby a call! Speak to the owner, Dusko or one of our instructors and let us help you achieve your goals. We would be happy to meet for a coffee and discuss your career goals to determine the style of training best suited for you. You do not need to commit to a Class 1 driving lesson package right away, you can begin with one lesson and see how it goes. Our Burnaby driving school would be more than happy to work with you!