I received a lot of driving
hours in my course.
Brooks & Joe!
I am very pleased
with the instruction
Joe and Brooks
while I attended my
Class 1A Driving Course!
Lots of fun -
I have nothing
but good things to say
about everyone at
keep up the great work!
We use a ratio of two students per one unit (2:1) during practical instruction.
This allows the students the opportunity to observe as well as operate the
All course costs include Class 1 material (Driving Components & Pre-Trip), Air Brake material,
and Log book training. 18-Wheels books all road tests for the students with SGI and will cover the
cost of the first road exam with SGI. If a second test is required, 18 Wheels will provide the truck
and trailer for the exam at no cost and students will be required to purchase the cost of the receipt.
18-Wheels also holds recognized authority with SGI.
We are now able to offer training in Automatic transmissions as well as Standard transmissions.
Please note that as of January 1 st , 2017 SGI has raised fees related to
obtaining the perquisites and road exams. 18 Wheels remains committed to
making our students the priority.
18-Wheels also offers Class 3A Driver Training. Course costs, times and length of course are the same as the Class 1A.
To obtain your Class 3A learner's license, you will need to complete the same steps below but will write the Class 3A written
Before we roll, you must have:
- Proof of age (18 years min.)
- A valid Class 5 license (no novice restriction)
- Commercial Drivers Medical
- Class 1A written (with endorsement on license)
- Proof of written air exam
- Recent copy of Driver Abstract
1 Week Course
- 5 days (40 hours)
- 4 hours class time appx.
- 15 hours drive time appx.
- 21 hours in-truck time appx.
* This course is designed for those who have had experience with tractor/trailer units or large equipment. It is a fast paced
course and recommended only for those individuals with experience. (Ex. Farming equipment, practice in a tractor/trailer unit).
2 Week Course
- 10 days (80 hours)
- 8 hours class time appx.
- 30 hours drive time appx.
- 42 hours in-truck time appx.
* This course is designed for those who have had experience with standard transmissions, diesel engines, and have towed a small trailer
(boat or camper). This course is designed more for a beginner student or individuals with a minimal amount of experience in a tractor
4 Week Course
- 20 days (160 hours)
- 12 hours class time appx.
- 55 hours drive time appx.
- 93 hours in-truck time appx.
* This course was designed for those who have had little or no experience with standard transmissions, diesel engines, or 'towing' any
kind of trailer. This course is recommended for individuals who have no experience in a tractor/trailer unit and are unfamiliar
with large equipment.
This course is for students who only need their airbrake endorsement.
The course covers the written information and practical hands on
training. The course also includes the airbrake test at the end. Please
contact the office for more information and course schedules.
Out of Town
18-Wheels Training can accommodate training outside of the Regina
area. We are able to accommodate training in the following areas:
Humboldt, Yorkton, Moose Jaw, Weyburn and Estevan.
We do require two weeks to a month's notice for out of town bookings
(dependant on current bookings), to ensure we have enough time to set
the course up and provide testing at the end of the course. Two students
are required to be registered for a course to run out of town.
We do charge an expense fee ($500.00 +GST) for out of town courses to
cover the hotels, meals and mileage (per person, per week). Moose Jaw
courses are the same rate as Regina.
Rob was born in Wrexham, Wales, where he grew up on a mixed sheep & dairy farm. He started trucking
in 1994 working for his father hauling livestock. He then began to truck all over Europe and eventually
moved to Saskatchewan in 2005, where he continued trucking across Canada and the USA. In 2008 after
his son was born, he decided to become a driving instructor.
Alton was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. His father owned a small trucking company delivering freight
along the number twenty highway. Having been around trucks, he started delivering loads at age
fourteen. After he finished high school, he went to work for his brother who continued to run his
father's company until 1996. His wife was the one who suggested he become a driving instructor when
he trained his step daughters to drive and remained calm when they made mistakes. In-between Alton's
had several part time jobs trucking across Western Canada driving various truck & trailer combinations.
Brent was born in Erikson, Manitoba and became a partner with his dad at the age of nineteen. They
formed a trucking company that hauled general freight and livestock, after twenty years, they sold
the business and went to work for Paul's Hauling in Brandon, MB. Brent spent the next 14 years
working as a long haul driver. He eventually moved to Regina and spent four years driving for the
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. In 2002 Brent became a driving instructor, which took him to Kyrgyzstan
doing Driver Evaluations in 2003 & 2004. Brent is now on his twelfth year as a driving instructor and fifty
years in the trucking industry.
Catherine is the Office Manager at 18 Wheels, she is the one who handles the all the bookings,
schedules and phone calls. Even though she has only been with the company for a short period of time,
Catherine has the office and staff organized and ready to train. She will help you start on your way
to becoming a Class 1A or 3A Professional Driver, by helping you book a course or answering your
Hi, my name is Rebel, I belong to Catherine. The guys at 18 Wheels have adopted me as the company
mascot / watchdog. You may find me hanging around Catherine's office occasionally during the week. I
greet everyone with bark and wag of my tail.
President & Director
Brooks grew up in rural Saskatchewan approximately 40 miles south of Moose Jaw, SK. His trucking career began
in 1985 when he moved to Regina. Throughout his career he has operated various types of units. This career had
taken him to many locations in Canada as well as the United States. After 15 years of being a professional driver,
Brooks decided to go one step further in the trucking industry and achieved an instructors certificate in 2000.
Joe grew up north of Kisbey, SK in the Moose Mountains. Joe became involved in the trucking industry in 1965, and
began his instructing career in 1995. Over the past 10 years Joe has trained approximately 700 different students.
Joseph has logged over 40 years of safe driving.
Glendon was born in Cornwall, Ontario. At a young age Glendon's family moved to a dairy farm in Kipling,
Saskatchewan, eventually relocating in Fort Qu'appelle, Saskatchewan. Glendon's trucking career began in 2000
driving for a few different companies before purchasing his own highway unit. His career has taken him to different
locations across Canada as well as the United States. In 2008, Glendon began teaching Class 1A & 3A at 18-Wheels.
Robert was born in Regina, and started his driving career in 1986. While working for various companies he has mentored
and trained new drivers and drivers from other countries. He started as a driving instructor in 2006 and has continued
to do ever since. Rob has even helped to develop a training program to help with immigration programs for drivers from
the United Kingdom. Rob has many extra certifications as well which make him a great instructor to be at 18-Wheels.
Ron was born and raised in Saskatchewan. His trucking career started at a young age, he began driving
professionally in 1982, and he has travelled extensively throughout Canada and the USA. He has worked
for numerous companies and is certified in the operation of many pieces of industrial and transport
equipment. Ron decided to go into business for himself and was self-employed for over 18 years. He
then moved into the oil industry, for a number of years he ran, operated and supervised both men and
equipment for various companies. In 2012, Ron began his rewarding career teaching
Class 1A-3a at 18-Wheels.