Updated: Feb 21
Manitoba Class 3 License: Costs
To obtain a Class 3 licence to drive a truck, you must have held a valid Class 5 driver's licence for at least 2 years, have a good driving record, be in good health, and pass a knowledge test and 2 road tests.
A Class 3 license authorizes its holder to drive:
a truck with 2 axles and whose net weight is 4,500 kg or more
a truck with 3 or more axles
either of the above vehicles that is:
hauling a trailer or semi-trailer and which is only used to transport equipment, tools or furnishings as part of its permanent equipment, and whose net weight is greater than 2,000 kg but less than 4,500 kg
hauling a trailer or semi-trailer whose net weight is less than 2,000 kg
A Class 3 driver's licence also authorizes its holder to drive any other class of vehicle, except:
combinations of road vehicles (Class 1)
buses with a seating capacity of more than 24 passengers (Class 2)
motorcycles (Class 6)
Now that you know what a Manitoba Class 3 license is and how to get it, let’s go over the costs. In this estimate, we are assuming that you have no professional driving, take a training program and obtain your A/S endorsement.
Medical Examination: This cost is determined by your doctor but the average rate is approximately $85.
Class 3 License Knowledge / Written Test: $10 – Administered by MPI or Autopac agent.
Air Brake Knowledge / Written Test: $10 – Administered by MPI or Autopac agent.
Class 3 Training: $2,050 for a 20-24 hour course. This seems to be the standard Class 3 Training in Manitoba. It includes everything you need to pass your tests and get on the road, including pre-trip and air brake inspections, driving and backing skills. The courses range from about $1,600 to $2,350 depending on the school you choose. They will prepare to get your full Class 3 license with the A (air brake) endorsement.
Truck Rental for Pre-Inspection, Air Brakes and Road Tests: Typically included in your Class 3 training package or on average $250.
Air Brake Pre-Inspection Test: This test is free if done at the same time as your road test. If you do it separately, the cost is $30
Class 3 License Road / Practical Test: $50 – Administered by MPI or Autopac agent.
Class 3 License Manitoba costs are approximately $2,200. This is with the standard full-length training program, truck rental for testing and your air brakes.