Licence Class 1 - minimum age: 18
Permits the licence holder to operate
- Class 1 vehicles - that is, power units and semi trailers, and trucks which have a trailer(s) or vehicle(s) in tow where the gross weight of the towed unit(s) exceeds 4,600 kg
- Motor vehicles in classes 2, 3, 4 and 5
Does not permit the licence holder to operate
- Vehicles with air brakes, motorcycles or school buses without an appropriate endorsement(s)
MINIMUM AGE - 18 years and not a novice driver
MEDICALLY FIT - See 2.7 Medical requirements
ROAD TEST - Must take a road test in a Class 1 vehicle
KNOWLEDGE TESTS - Class 1 knowledge tests include: Class 1, 2, 3, 4, Basic and Sign
Class 1 driver training
To reduce risk and improve safety on Saskatchewan roads, SGI encourages anyone considering a Class 1 licence to complete the Class 1 driver training from a certified training school (SGI certifies all Saskatchewan driver training schools for driver’s licence training). Because tractor trailers are so large, and may also carry oversized and heavy loads, collisions can result in serious injury or death, along with major property damage.
There is a movement both in Canada and the USA towards mandatory training for Class 1 drivers. The United States is implementing mandatory Class 1 training across the country and in Canada, Ontario's Mandatory Entry-Level Training Program for commercial drivers was implemented on July 1, 2017. A Saskatchewan driver with less than 24 months Class 1 driving experience, who moves to Ontario, will be issued a lower class licence and will be required to complete Ontario's mandatory entry-level training requirements before receiving a full Class 1 equivalent licence.
Class 1 Driver Training is strongly recommended. You can find a list of certified driving instructors at www.sgi.sk.ca/onlineservices.Previous page Next page