Finished documentation on September 27 at 1 pm. I may be getting a call for training as early as November but if not, January or February will be my training date. As far as I remember, the ttc rep who was on my info session (May 24) said that my group will be bus drivers. If this is somewhat true, any pointers on what I can read in advance before training starts? I heard the MTO Air Break handbook is a MUST but which parts should I focus on and which part is irrelevant for me? Another book I heard that is worth reading is the MTO Bus Handbook. Is there any parts on that book or either books I mentioned worth focusing on or is everything on that book worth learning?
Note: both MTO books were found on the Ontario.ca website
Aside from those books, does anyone else here recommend me to do in better preparing myself when I get a call? Some individuals in my documentation were thinking of getting or attempting to take their cz licence (passed or not) just so they can familiarize themselves driving a big vehicle. Is this necessary?
Also, for those who successfully passed their bus training. What and how do they test you? For the written part, I assume its a normal test atmosphere (pen and paper ready and fill in the blanks). As for the driving test, is it a similar method of when someone gets their G licence? Examiner tells you to turn right, you turn right...
Last, the documentation lady mentioned that candidates can wait 1 week or so once they get a call if they can possibly get another mode when it is available. For example, I get a call for my training date and mode, I refuse nicely and ask for another mode when it is available. Does anyone here recommend me doing that or should I just take whatever I get whenever they call me?
Thanks for everyone's help and goodluck to us all!