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How to Get a DZ License

How to Get a DZ License

how to get a dz license
Are you curious about how to get a DZ License? In this article, we share details of what is included when you get your DZ License, jobs available, and how to get a DZ license.

What is a DZ License?

When you get your DZ Drivers License, you can drive a motor vehicle exceeding 11,000 kilograms (24,000 lb) gross weight or any combination of motor vehicle exceeding a total gross weight of 11,000 kilograms (24,000 lb) and towed vehicle not exceeding a total gross weight of 4,600 kilograms (10,000 lb).

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Requirements to get a DZ License

In order to apply for a Class D licence, you need to:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have a valid Ontario licence other than G1, G2, M, M1 or M2
  • pass an vision test
  • submit a medical report
  • pass a knowledge test about operating large trucks
  • pass a road test using a vehicle that meets the requirements for a Class D

For more details on the requirements, and to preview the truck handbook, visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s website, or contact us for more details.

Jobs you can get with a DZ License

Once you obtain your DZ License, there are various driving jobs that you can then apply for including:
  • dump trucks
  • straight trucks
  • cement trucks
  • garbage trucks

If you are interested in driving any truck/ tractor trailer combination, consider getting your full Class AZ (air brake endorsement) truck licence.

Funding options for DZ License

There are different funding options available for people who may be laid off, or are starting a new career. From the Second Career funding, to the Canada Ontario Job Grant, you could qualify for subsidies and grants to help make getting your DZ license even easier and more affordable. For more details on the different funding options available, read here.

Do you have other questions about getting your DZ License? Contact us today!


12 Responses

  1. Eula says:

    Hi there! Such a great post, thank you!

  2. ernestlombardo says:

    Thanks, it’s very informative

  3. Waqar Khan Durrani says:

    Hi I wanted to have DZ license kindly call me to know the procedure and fee structure. Thanks

    • admin says:

      Hi Waqar, We have monthly classes for the DZ license. I can have someone email you the information; are you located in Ontario? We are in Sudbury, Ontario.

  4. Ruben says:

    Hi I wanted to have DZ license kindly email me to know the procedure and fee structure. Thanks

  5. Chris says:

    Hi .. My name is Chris and I am interested in the DZ training course.. could you please send me the info.. Thanks

  6. john witlox says:

    I have my dz beginners license, do I have to use a truck with air brakes to take the driving test?

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