Prepare for your road test
The commercial driver road test is broken up into two pieces—the pre-trip inspection test and the actual road test. The tests are taken on the same day.
If you are applying for a Class 1 licence, you will require Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT).
Pre-trip inspection test
For this portion of the test, your driver examiner will ask you demonstrate a typical pre-inspection. During the pre-trip you'll explain to your driver examiner in detail what you're checking and testing in each part of the vehicle. You'll be asked when you'd typically conduct these tests as a commercial driver.
If you are applying for a Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 unrestricted commercial licence, you must also complete and submit a written trip-inspection report.
Need to retake the pre-trip inspection?
If you're not successful on the pre-trip inspection test but pass the road test, you only have to re-take the pre-trip inspection. (You will need to pay the pre-trip test fee again.)
As of June 25, 2018, you can take the pre-trip inspection test again after 7 days.
Commercial driver road test
Your driver examiner will be looking for how well you demonstrate your commercial driving skills.
Your examiner will ask you to:
- start and stop
- shift gears
- turn, steer, back up and park
- merge with highway traffic and exit from highways, and
- drive in traffic.
If you are taking a Class 1 road test, you must first complete the Class 1 Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) course.
Class 1 only: You'll also need to couple and uncouple a tractor unit from a trailer.
Taking the road test more than once
first test attempt, you can take the test again after
If you take the test
two or more times and you don't pass, you can try again after 30 days.