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Can you drive an truck requiring a DZ license class with a regular G class. I heard if the truck is empty you could. Maybe its a Canada thing. I read this on a fire fighting board.

Lets say you purchase a truck in the US and need to bring it into Canada.
Can this be done or do you need a driver with there DZ to drive this.

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Unless your a farmer you need a D and even a farmer needs a GZ for a tandem. We all have our AZ's just in case.
 

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Can I change my address to your farms so all I need is my Z endorsement. :D

I hate ministry road tests and the administers at the gov offices.

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Yup 3 times taking the driving part. Watched a lot of guys fail. Finally got my CDL Class A a few weeks ago

What is a DZ lic.?
 

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Yup 3 times taking the driving part. Watched a lot of guys fail. Finally got my CDL Class A a few weeks ago

What is a DZ lic.?
For straight trucks (Stake,Box) and Tandems (Weight depending) with Air brakes no Tractor Trailers.

If I'm not mistaken.
 

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For straight trucks (Stake,Box) and Tandems (Weight depending) with Air brakes no Tractor Trailers.

If I'm not mistaken.

My understanding is you can drive any truck (except bus with passengers or fire truck) but can't tow anything over 10,000 lbs. There is no limit on the truck weight. But I could be wrong. I'm sure it is listed on the MTO website.
 

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The only time you can drive an "heavy" truck with a single class G is 1, the truck do not have air brake, 2, You are with a passenger who have a class A or D and 3, you are not towing a trailer weighing more then 4600 kg or 10,120 lbs. That is sure only for the province of Ontario, Not sure about the other province or the states.
 

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If the truck have air brake then you'll need a Z no mater what.
 

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They have weekend courses for your airbrakes. That's where our main guy went to get his, you go Sat and Sunday and Sunday afternoon you take your Z test. I got my AZ when I was 18, it's really no big deal to get it. You can actually get your A with your pickup and trailer as long as both units have yellow stickers and the trailer is a pintle hookup.
 

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They have weekend courses for your airbrakes. That's where our main guy went to get his, you go Sat and Sunday and Sunday afternoon you take your Z test. I got my AZ when I was 18, it's really no big deal to get it. You can actually get your A with your pickup and trailer as long as both units have yellow stickers and the trailer is a pintle hookup.
Thats right, the easiest way to get the A. You can only read the little book and go pass the test for air brake. I think it's only 20 questions and you must have a max. of 3 mistake.
Get the Z first then go for the A or D after (40 questions then inspection and driving test).
 

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What is a DZ lic.?
Class A = for pulling a trailer over 10102 lbs.
Class B = school buses over 24 pass.
Class C = regular bus over 24 pass.
Class D = A vehicle over 24,200 lbs with trailer less 10102 lbs.
Class E = school bus with a max. of 24 pass.
Class F = Regular bus with a max. of 24 pass. and ambulances.
Class G = Any car or vehicle less 24.200 lbs.
Class M = Motorcycle
Class Z = Air brake

So a D-Z license is a class to drive a truck with air brake pulling a trailer less 10,102lbs.
 

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Wow that's neat but scary at the same time that all u need is a pick up with a trailer. Yeah my trailers are pintle and stickred along with the trucks.

I was thinking of taking the course at Humber or Harinder Singh Truck Driving School of Brampton. :rolleyes:

How is the insurance like on these big trucks Medium duty trucks like the C6500 or International 4300's.
 

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I was thinking of taking the course at Humber or Harinder Singh Truck Driving School of Brampton. :rolleyes:
Modern in Hamilton has a really good reputation....especially for Firefighters because they have a pumper (aka - engine) and will show you pump ops, etc.

http://www.moderntraining.com/

There's also this one, which seems to have a professional website and is pretty good on the phone. I've just had a lot of recommendations for Modern in Hamilton.

http://www.metrotrucktraining.com/

The Humber courses are REALLY expensive.
 

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Wow that's neat but scary at the same time that all u need is a pick up with a trailer. Yeah my trailers are pintle and stickred along with the trucks.

I was thinking of taking the course at Humber or Harinder Singh Truck Driving School of Brampton. :rolleyes:

How is the insurance like on these big trucks Medium duty trucks like the C6500 or International 4300's.
Found that, since last June if you pass the A class with a smaller truck and trailer such a pick up and flat bed or horse trailer, you'll have the "R" restriction. That mean you can not drive a double trailer or a trailer with air brakes.
heres the link.
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/classalic.shtml
 

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For us the standard lic I cna drive a 25,999lb rated truck with a trailer not heavier than 10,000lbs. All I needed was a med card. Class B is the next step and is any truck rated over 26k with a trailer no more than 10k. Class A is a Everything Truck rated over 26k and trailer rated over 10,001lbs. Air brakes are an endorcement. Every truck over 26k has air so it pretty much comes with the territory when stepping up. Air brakes is still considered an endorsement Buses, firetrucks, tankers, and hazmat are also endorsements.

It is crazy, I took my test with a 33k auto truck with air and an electric brake trailer rated over 10k and now I can drive an 18wheeler.

The laws are screwed up. I know they will be changing this in the next 3 years or so. So if you don't have your CDL now and are thinking about getting it, Get grandfathered in! Just a suggestion.
 
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