Driver Certification Program

Passionate about trucks and looking for a great career?

Grace Transport Inc. offers a
Drivers Certification Program where you can gain your licence and career all in one place.

Program Overview

The Driver Certification Program will get you your AZ licence, a completed apprenticeship as a 638A Tractor-Trailer Commercial Driver and a lifelong trucking career.
The first phase of the program consists of 6 weeks. The first 2 weeks is in the classroom where you will learn about the theory and write for your air brake endorsement (Z). The next four weeks will be mentorship in-cab training with a certified trainer where you will learn all the hands-on techniques and get comfortable with our equipment and customers.
The second phase of the program consists of 3000 hours of logged driving time. During this time you will be compensated as a full-time employee and also receive our company-paid benefits and retirement.
Read what some of our graduates have to say about the program!
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  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must have a valid G licence.
  • Must have a valid travel document and willing to cross the border.
  • Current drivers abstract with no more than three (3) demerit points or two (2) moving violations.
  • MTO Medical that meets requirements including vision.
  • DOT pre-employment drug test with negative result.
  • Required to be away from home for 4-7 days per week.
  • Clean criminal record check
  • $500 fee for training materials (all other training fees covered by Grace Transport Inc.)
  • High school diploma is an asset


Grace Transport Inc. located in Strathroy Ontario is a family-owned business that has operated for over 25 years and has since grown to include an experienced team of professional drivers and support staff. At Grace, we have been focused on our employees from the onset and believe them to be of the highest value of any of our assets. Our employees and the commitment we share with them drive our business and together we strive to provide our customers with first-class service, on-time at reasonable rates. We would like to invite you to explore our Driver Certification Program further by contacting us! 

Still have Questions?

Reach out to our recruiting manager.
  • Phone: 1-800-290-3017 ext 900
or apply now below!

Get your AZ licence today!

Join our Driver Certification Program and be a part of the Grace Transport family!

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In class AZ instructor

Ron has been driving since 1976 and achieved his A licence in 1984. Ron drove over the road hauling van, reefer and tank up until 2009 when he started training drivers at a school here in SW Ontario. Ron started working for Grace 11 years ago and in 2018 obtained his signing authority at Ontario Safety League in Toronto. His favourite part about the course is seeing good drivers being put out on the road. When the program is not running, Ron completes all of Grace’s pre-employment road tests for new drivers, teaches the in-class portion of our load securement course and renews our current drivers AZ licences.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and his grandkids and is an avid collector of antique farm equipment and has machinery dating as far back as 1840.


In Truck Driver Trainer

John started in the trucking industry 17 years ago, where he drove over the road for years with Nesbitt Trucking and then dispatched for a few years for Grace when we purchased Nesbitt. This experience has given him the perspective both from a driver and from the office and he believes this has made him an all-around better driver and trainer. John went back to driving in our local division and when we decided to offer the Driver Certification Program, John got his training certificate from Fanshawe College. He claims his favourite part of the program is seeing trainees and the improvements they make from start to finish. He also likes the fact that outside of the MTO requirements, he gets the opportunity to show the new drivers what goes on in the real world and expose them to loads we haul. John also holds the title of Flatbed Health and Safety Rep and is the instructor for our load securement course.
Outside of the truck, John enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and curling in the winter!


In Truck Driver Trainer

Brett got his AZ licence back in 1998 and has been driving for Grace for the last 10 years. Brett has drove all types of equipment and currently works in our Bulk division hauling B Train dumps. When we decided to offer the Driver Certification Program, Brett got his training certificate from Fanshawe College and has been one of our driver trainers ever since. Brett also holds the title of Bulk Health and Safety Rep for Grace. He claims he enjoys being involved in the Driver Certification program because he gets to work hands on with his trainees showing them not only how to operate a transport truck but also the real life experience of loading and unloading freight we haul. When Brett is off-duty he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, watching hockey (Go Leafs) and NASCAR.


In Truck Driver Trainer

Mike got his AZ Licence in 2012 at Ontario Truck Driving School and a week later started driving over the road at Elgin Motor Freight (Challenger) hauling majority of automotive parts. He made the career move to Grace in 2019 and shortly after Grace sent him to Fanshawe to obtain his Fleet Certification Signing Authority certificate. Since then Mike has been a trainer for our Driver certification program and also for new drivers needing some extra one on one training. Mike currently drives in our local division loading and unloading in the GTA, London area and Michigan. Mike says that he favourite part of the Grace Driver Certification Program is he likes how the training involves actual dispatches so that he can teach the trainees the whole job and that the trainees get to experience hauling a variety of freight across all divisions before going on the road solo. When Mike is not driving his hobbies include hiking, camping, photography and spending time with family.