Safety First Professional Driver Training was established in 2008 and created from the realization that the Fort St. John/North Peace region needed a high quality Class 1 driver training facility that recognized the particular challenges of commercial transport operation in the North.
As we expanded, our clients asked for our customer service and high quality training in other classes. We expanded into new driver training (class 5/7 and GLP,) airbrake courses, bus and taxi training, driver evaluations and defensive driving courses.
We are trained to ICBC standards, licenced under the Motor Vehicle Act, and take these standards seriously. We aim to provide our students with the skills, safety, and knowledge required to operate both commercial and passenger vehicles beyond what is usually observed today.
The company was started by Barry and Tamara Wilkinson. As members of the local community, and users of local and industrial roads, we realized firsthand the need for safety based education for those entering the field of professional commercial driving. We were saddened to read headline after headline of more and more death and injuries on local roads, and chose to do our part to help the local community when starting up a business. Together we have over 55 years of accident free driving, 40 of those professionally. Our aim is to give you the best education for your money and have you leave with the confidence you require to safely operate in today’s demanding conditions.
Safety First Professional Driver Training truly believes in equality for our clients and our staff, and you will always be welcomed into our facilities and vehicles!