North American Transport Driving Academy takes great pride in the success of our grads!
"We not only give you the tools for success… we train you to use them!”
"Such an amazing training experience provided here. Rob (Buck) has an incredible skill for training, extremely helpful on honing in my skills as a driver and teaching the rules of the road in a manner that is easy to digest and retain. Wouldn’t have learned as much as I did with a different trainer in the same amount of time. Danielle in the office is also an amazing admin, she was able to juggle my own schedule within the training schedule and made for a super seamless experience from start to finish. Can’t thank these two enough, thanks to them I am a fully licensed and exceptionally trained AZ driver. If anyone wants to upgrade their license, NATDA Smith Falls is the place to go."
"North American Transport Academy is the best School in Ottawa, their Instructors are very patient and skilled, they will make the learning experience very easy and help you out through the course, also I would like to thank there Manager Vickie she is a wonderful person she stood up for me when I needed any of her help and Guided me through my entire course Thank you Vickie and God Bless you all."
"Great place with really professional staff that will do their best to get your license. Highly recommended if you want that license. Jodie is my favourite."
"Highly recommended . Danielle and Instructor Buck (Rob) went over and above their job duties to help me any way they could. My appreciation for the staff at NATDA will never be forgotten. Thank you so much!"
"Best school in Ottawa at reasonable price. Great staff with excellent experience. Highly recommended."
"Brad Baxter, past graduate, got his start at Westchester Staffing after successful graduation from North American and now works full time for Flanagan Food Service Delivery."
Steven Harper comments "I took the A-Z course. Instructors and staff were very helpful."
"Really enjoyed upgrading from DZ to ACZ with NATDA. Jacob and Vickie and all the instructors constantly did they're best to provide proper scheduling, training and equipment to help me and my fellow classmates to achieve their licences."
Phil is Westchester’s "B" Train Mentor Extraordinaire and graduate of North American almost 10 years ago. Phil is our go to guy for "B" Train Training!"
Mike Jeffrey "Outstanding instructors. Great job of balancing/preparing students for drive test as well actual driving experience. Instructors were knowledgeable, experienced, patient, and great at teaching! Certainly appreciated having Sandy, Tom and Phil!"
"My time at North American Transport Driving Academy taught me not only how to safely operate a tractor-trailer, but so much more. The school is committed to teaching the students as much about the world of trucking as possible, and they do an excellent job at it."
Kurt Demorah graduated from North American, got his start at Westchester and was hired on full time at Sysco Foods before landing a great driving job at Loyalist Township!"
Sandra Jessup graduated with her DZ. She said, "A big thanks to all at North American Transport Driving Academy for giving me the confidence to achieve MY EVEREST!"
"Getting your commercial license is truly a stressful experience. However, thanks to everyone at North American I felt taken care of. They supported me and encouraged me until I reached the finish line. There are adjustment the school needs with management and scheduling, but with time, Im sure it will be rectified. Big thank you to my instructors- Mark and Pascal. Shout out to the office staff for being such welcoming and supportive individuals!"
Ismail graduated on November 21 with his ACZ. He said, "Very Helpful - Great School!"
Huy Nguyen passed with a DZ licence! Way to go Huy!"
Sukhraj Singh graduated on November 21 with his ACZ. He said, "Had a great time in school. Instructors are awesome, always ready to help. Equipment is awesome. The school is always neat and clean for a learning environment. Genuine fee structure. It was an awesome time and North American trained me to earn my living."
"Just completed my DZ drivers license yesterday with this company. It was an awesome experience. Mark, the head trainer in the Ottawa location was great and knowledgeable. And for my on road training I had Bill from Smith's Falls who was great and made driving fun while still testing my skills throughout the small town. Both Rachel and Chantelle helped me get through the course as fast and efficiently as possible. And Bill from the Ottawa location gave me great insight on passing my pretrip! It was a great experience, and thanks to you all!!"
Ryan Bungay graduated on January 24 with his AR. He said, "The school is great. The teachers are helpful and know what they are doing. Cool people to be around. Nice instructors!"
Brandon Daigle came to us, looking for help to pass his road test. He took his training elsewhere, failed his first attempt and came to us for additional support prior to his second road test ... which we are happy to say that he passed! Brandon commented: "A big focus for me coming into training was the hands-on component and the pre-trip inspection. The training at North American Transport Driving Academy gave me the ability and confidence to pass my "D" licence with flying colours. Big thanks to trainers and staff for getting me in on such short notice."
Ryan St. Germain graduated on January 24 with his ARZ. He said, "I came into this school being very comfortable with driving with trailers. Finding out about all of the commercial side of this was eye opening. Doing this course in my opinion was very well worth the investment and time."
Brian with his beautifully restored Duster. Brian graduated last year from North American, went on to get his experience through Westchester and was hired by Sysco Peterborough as a dedicated B-Train driver. Yup you guessed it, Phil trained him!"
Ken O'Grady graduated on January 28 with his AR Licence.Congatulations Ken!
"I checked out all the schools in Ottawa and North American was the best choice because the other schools would have around 10 or more students in one class as for North American they limit their classes to 3 or 4 students so that the students get more one on one time with the instructor. Marc was my instructor and he is very knowledgeable and puts his students first. He also makes you comfortable when training and makes sure you get the time to learn the right skills before moving forward in training. Also the facilities are very clean and there is lots of space for learning. Also management is always there to help you anyway possible. This is why I decided to go with North American Trucking Academy because they put me first before numbers and made sure that I had the tools to succeed."
Kevin Sullivan back when he was going through School. Our Food Service Delivery Mentor, Kevin has delivered for most of the major food service delivery companies and is currently our Nestle and Kraft Food Division Manager! Don’t have to be on a truck forever!"
Todd Tremblay graduated on January 28 with his ARZ. He said, "I had a great time in class and driver-training in the yard. Gary and Nicole are a 1,2 punch for success here. I would not have had the success without them both. I feel like I am a better and more confident driver now that the course is over. Thanks guys! "
"Great school! The instructors take the extra time to help you! Syed helped me find good companies to apply for! I got my AZ and I will be starting my career with Coca-Cola. I suggest taking this program in the summer because the Ministry of Transportation cancelled my road test twice due to winter weather conditions."
Theresa Manion "I found the course at North American Transport Driving Academy very informative and well taught. The Atmosphere of the building and staff was very comfortable. Everyone was very encouraging, positive and helpful throughout the program. I would recommend North American Transportation Academy to anyone who was interested in getting their AZ licence or upgrading. Excellent program and instructors." After graduation, Theresa started working with Westchester the very next day. "
"Just graduated from the school and got my ACZ license! North American Transport Driving Academy is one of the best training facilities I have ever experienced in my life. They have great staff who are willing to help at anytime, very experiensed instructors, and well designed training plan which accommodate individual's different situation and requirements, plus plenty of on truck training hours, all of these together helped me to acquire necessory knowledge and skills, not only to pass the MTO driving test, but also to become a professional truck driver on the road. "
Alaa Hazaa graduated on February 6 with his DZ licence. He said, "5 Star training - very nice!"
"Sandy Rankin moved up from the American Virgin Islands in 2012 looking for a new career. Sandy got his AZ license with us and thus began a transport driving career. Proof of another North American graduate out working! Way to go Sandy!"
Madhar Alabbas graduated on February 6 with his DZ licence. He said, "I am very happy to get my training in North American Transport Driving Academy, they are very professional, respectful, reliable and very hard working. Thank you for every things you have done!"
"I came back for a license upgrade from DZ to ACZ, and once again I am extremely satisfied with my training experience. The instructors and administration will go above and beyond! A life changing experience! My appreciation goes out to all the hard working staff and good luck for all future students. You'll be making a good choice to choose North American Transport Driving Academy. "
Bill Miller is a former Crossroads graduate that couldn’t find a job after graduation. Bill came to North American for evaluation and was promptly put to work with Westchester Staffing Group. He has been with us ever since. Keep up the good work Bill!"
"North American is a great place to come learn how to drive the big trucks..not only were they friendly and welcoming from start to finish.the instructors ,and staff were some of the best i have worked with. always willing to stay late come early, even give up a Saturday if needed.That says a lot to the dedication they have to see there students pass..if i had to do it all over again NORTH AMERICAN TRANSPORT DRIVING ACADEMY is the place to go."
Kurtis Rogers earned his DZ at the Smiths Falls location and started working for Westchester the very next day! "The school as well as the instructors go way beyond the standard, I truly feel ready for my new career in life!"
Tim Braga graduated back in 2012 and has since become one of our top producing Nestle drivers at Westchester. Pictured with Tim is his new flatscreen TV. Tim was awarded the television from Nestle for a new one day sales record for ice cream. Graduation and hard work has its benefits! Way to go Tim!"
"I looked around for the best school as it was for my future. Been to Crossroads and TTC. Decided on North American because on the more hands on truck time than any other school. I was also working with one week of graduating because of their staffing agency. Awesome School, Awesome Instructor and Awesome staff. Big thanks to Andre!"
"Great school, fantastic instructors, would differently recommend this school over another ones in Ottawa."
Rick Tomalty has opened his own trucking company with his brother hauling steel. "
"Very professional school, well organized, management and instructors are very professional, patient, supportive and helpful. Management are flexible, understanding students needs, goals, problems, weaknesses and strength.Excellent time management, accordingly to students circumstance."
Kurtis Arthur is working right out of the gate for Westchester Staffing Group!"
Katrina Smith graduated with her DZ license in Smiths Falls. Congratulations!"
Muhammad Uzair graduated with his ACZ licence. He had this to say about training: "Instructor & staff at the school are very friendly and professional. They work hard to get you on your own feet and a career job. Very satisfied and would recommend. All you need is self determination and North American Transport Driving Academy."
Jason Dunn graduated August 4 and now has his ACZ Licence. Drivetest examiner complimented Jason saying he was "About as good as it gets". Way to go Jason - the transportation industry needs drivers like you!"
Joel Coffey now has his DZ licence! Joel is a volunteer firefighter. Way to go Joel!"
A big shout out toJustin Wallace , a volunteer firefighter, for passing his DZ licence road test on August 11. Congratulations Justin!"
CongratulationsScott for passing your ACZ! Examiner commented "Scott is one of the best I’ve ever seen!" Way to go Scott! and congratulations for starting work the very next day!"
Zack passed is ACZ on Dec 10th 2015. Zack stated: "I’m very satisfied with my experience with North American Transport. They were always accommodating and helpful. My instructor was friendly and patient. Had a Blast!"
" Zack went to work with his Dad doing linehaul! Congratulations Zack! "
Paul Berriman "I cannot fault my instructor Tom. A wonderful instructor and a gentleman Through and Through! The School works hard for the students and the fact you can jump across to Westchester and drive for a living is Golden, you are given every opportunity to succeed and work – a one stop shop. Thank You!"
Ken Latimer "Had Sandy for my in class, he was great and very insightful. Larry for Air Brakes (Awesome)! Had Tom for all my driving – very excellent instructor and all around great guy. 100% satisfied with both! Thanks Tom and Sandy!" Ken is now working at Westchester!"
Steve McKinley "Tom, Sandy and Larry – Awesome!"
Zachary Closs passed his MTO. "The Instructors and staff were very helpful in getting the students ready for driving a transport for a living." Zachary is now working at Westchester!"
Gavin Hamid "Great Instructors. Course was very informative. In calls with Larry was great & entertaining. In cab with Tom was fun and well taught."Gavin is now working at Westchester!"
Robin O’Farrell "This course exceeded my expectations! Lots of opportunity to have all my questions answered, lots of practical experience preparing not just for the tests and road test, but getting ready to work. Very patient supportive and friendly instructors, would recommend North American to anyone."
Marty Pollok "All the instructors were amazing - value was exceptional - the learning curve was steep but absolutely loved it - thanks to Tom, Sandy, Phil and Larry. Special mention to Mark and Sully - Thanks Steve for the pre-trip info - couldn’t have done it without ya!" Hired for longhaul right away out of school!"
Jordan Regier "Very happy with the instructing. Glad I came to this school!"
Pascal Michaud "Instructors were patient and very helpful. I have learnt a lot in my 3 weeks with this DZ course." Pascal is our first graduate from our new Ottawa location!"
Claude Robichaud "School experience was great! I enjoyed the practical instruction & instructors"
Tim Wadge "Couldn’t have done it without Mark, Sandy, Phil and Larry and the team at North American - Thanks!"
Congratulations toSebastien Auclair for passing his AZ licence. Sebastien attended our Ottawa school. Way to go Sebastien!"
Jerry Slatkin attended our Ottawa school and commented "People are sympathetic, almost family close. A1!"
"Jay" Jean-Francois Martin "I took a heavy equipment program with the TTCC which also operates a driving school and got to talk to guys who went to Crossroads and I have to say, if you’re going to go to a trucking academy, don’t wast your time and money and Go to NATDA instead! Top notch school!"
Chris Smith "Very good course, instructors are vey good - Tom especially taught me everything I needed to know on truck. I would refer people to come to North American. Great bunch of people!"
John Thomas took the course at our Smiths Falls location and earned his ACZ license June 3. "Instructors Phil, Larry, Sandy and Kevin were excellent. Taught us not only what it takes to pass our license, but related "REAL WORLD" knowledge and experience. Thanks to Jason, Shawna and staff."
Robert Franklin earned his DZ license on June 6 and started working for Westchester the very next day! Robert had 3 things to say about the course "Very Good Course, Very Informative and Excellent Teachers."
Roberto Pineda Roberto earned his ACZ license on June 13 and started working for Westchester the very next day! "Like the course. Tom was a good teach and had a lot of patience. Thanks for everything."
Chris Roy Chris earned his ACZ license on June 13 and started working for Westchester the very next day! "Fun course. All the instructors were great."
Phil Murray "The instructors gave me all the tools and confidence in becoming a professional driver and more!"
Dan Darbyson "The school and equipment is well maintained and I am very satisfied with the course. I will recommend the school to anyone interested in a truck driving career"
Nathan Langsford " "My instructors did a great job helping me learn and brush up on all aspects of the drive test."
Micheal Caine graduated June 24th with his ACZ licence from our Kingston location. Mike immediately started working for us at Westchester. Welcome aboard Micheal!"
Michael Teal graduated with his ACZ license from our Kingston location on April 29. Michael works for us at Westchester and we are very happy to have him on board. Mike had this to say about the program:"It was right on Tom - good job - Thanks. Everything was good and I am glad that everything worked out good for me today."
Todd Morgan graduated July 4th with his ACZ license and started working for Westchester right out of school. Way to go Todd!"
Joemel Woods graduated July 4 with his ACZ license and is working for us at Westchester now. Way to go Joemel! We are glad to have a great driver like you on board!"
Riley Kouri graduated July 12 with his ACZ. Riley had this to say: "Teachers are very pleasant and encouraging. I enjoyed my time at school and learned plenty of methods and skills."
Fredrick Schonauer took our ACZ Course at the Smiths Falls location. Fredrick commented that the course was a "Great experience!"
Lucas Fraser "Going to North American Transport Driving Academy was the best decision I have ever made, this opportunity has changed my life and I couldn’t be more grateful. Every single person I have met during this course has been absolutely great. I can’t wait to get out on the road."
Don Wallace from Smiths Falls commented "It is a good and friendly place with good people with experience."
Eric Periard persisted to earn his ACZ, commenting "after I was assigned to Shannon Weese he made it easier for me to pass... I like to say thanks to everyone who help start my career - best of luck to all"
Zachary Raymond at our Ottawa Branch commented that he was "Extremely satisfied with the course." Way to go Zach!"
John Czebruck from our Ottawa branch earned his ACZ. John commented that "Looking for work was a real eye opener."
Jordan Boutin from our Ottawa Branch earned his DZ. Jordan commented that "The school was a good learning environment. All instructors were good. The had all my questionings answered and they were very reassuring."
Mohamed Said trained at our Ottawa campus and graduated with his AZ licence! Mohamed commented that "I had a great time, thanks for the instruction!"
Michael McKeough trained at our Ottawa campus and graduated with his ACZ license. Michael commented "Had a great time. Lots to learn and it was made easy. Learned way more than just driving a truck."
Daniel Looby trained at our Ottawa campus and graduated with his ACZ license. Daniel commented "Great Course! Excellent Instructors, didn’t even shift a car before now. Thank you North American!"
Lian McPhail Doherty trained at our Smiths Falls campus and graduated with an ACZ licence. Lian commented"Great school, they went above and beyond for me. Great instructors!"
Paul Pelletier trained at our Ottawa campus and is a current graduate of the ACZ license program."
Rick Lex trained at our Smiths Falls campus and graduated with his ACZ licence. Rick had this to say: "Excellent team of instructors. Driving these trucks is serious business and the guys here will get you there. A big ‘Thank You’ to Kevin who, with his patience and excellent teaching skills, I passed my road test! A special ‘Thank You’ to Bonnie for her words of encouragement!"
Graham Toner trained at our Ottawa campus and is a current graduate of the DZ licence program."
Ryan McCurdy graduated from our ACZ program in Ottawa. Ryan commented on his experience: "Best instructor anywhere... awesome experience - thank you André for making this possible!"
Mohammed El-Outa graduated from our ACZ program in Ottawa. Mohammed commented on his experience: "Great instructor and staff. Great learning facility and truck."
Anwar Nassar graduated from our ACZ program in Ottawa. Want to be just like Anwar? Call us or come in and see us and get on the road to success!"
Matthew Doel from our Smiths Falls campus graduated with his AZ License and had this to say, "Awesome Training!"
Charles Briggins "Overall impressed with training overall, instructors were awesome. More than enough time behind the wheel to be successful on test day!"
Nick Fisher graduated with ACZ license from our Ottawa campus."
Mark Dugan graduated with an ACZ licence from our Ottawa campus."
Mike McGuire "This place has the best instructor. Very knowledgeable. Got my ACZ on a Wednesday and started work Thursday morning. Thank you Moe, Andre and Carol-Anne!"
Jackson Boisrond "Thanks for North American Transport Driving Academy in Ottawa. The Best School, good professors Marc, Andre, Carol-Anne and Mike. Thank you! Love you guys!"
Gordon Hyland "Great teachers, special thanks to Mike, Serge, Dave, Jason and Donna. These people go out of their way to ensure success for students. Already working at Collections Canada!"
Lucas Hansen Smiths Falls graduate of the ACZ course. Congratulations Lucas!"
Kevin Peters had this to say this about his 5 star rated training: "Staff are awesome!"
George Hattar "Amazing team, they work hard for us to pass - feels like family!"
Mathew Bryant Our first "MELT" ACZ graduate from our Smiths Falls campus! "Great training, awesome instructors!"
Sky Smart-Levesque "Best learning experience I’ve ever had. Big shout out to the staff in hard work and dedication to seeing me work towards a better future."
Adnan Ghadieh earned his DZ license at our Ottawa campus."
Joel Lavoie "School was great, I learned everything I needed to be a safe and effective commercial driver."
Shonna Sargeant "The instructors went above and beyond to help me succeed."
Richard Brown "Amazing Instructors – they go the extra mile. Such a great experience. Thank-you All!"
Tyler Prevost graduated with an ACZ at our Ottawa campus. "All instructors were very good and taught all aspects at a good pace."
Vincent Tarasco "Amazing course! Awesome instructor, and amazing staff! Couldn’t be happier!"
Jeannette Thompson "All staff and instructors went way above to satisfy students. Overall 20/10! Thank you"
Smiths Falls Branch DZ license graduate Hunter Turner " This training has been amazing, Marc is a great instructor!"
Smiths Falls branch DZ license graduate Helun Liu "Very satisfactory course indeed!"
Smiths Falls branch DZ license grad Matthew Collins "Fun experience!"
Smiths Falls branch DZ license grad Alex Boswall commented "Great experience!"
Congratulations toBarry Fleming for graduating with an AZ license! Way to go Barry!"
Anthony Land graduated with an ACZ license and had this to say about the program. "Great instructors, few minor equipment issues, but always resolved quickly." Congratulations Anthony!"
Congratulations toMatt Riddell for graduating with an DZ license! Way to go Matt!"
Howard Hoffman graduated with his ACZ. Howard had this to say "I enjoyed the course. Very informative. Instructor was very knowledgeable. I am very impressed with the course. I thought I knew alot, but I obviously didn’t - it was great!">
James Fergusson graduated with an AZ license. "Instructors are fantastic! Thanks to each and everyone at North American."
Johannes Spruit graduated with an ACZ. He had this to say about the course: "Great instructors, plenty of opportunity to gain driving skills."
Joshua Fawcett graduated with an AZ license. He commented "Outstanding course! Treated like family. Instructors are amazing!"
Brock Bryanton graduated with an AZ License and commented "Instructors were great and taught me lots."
Cole Kaiser graduated with an AZ License and said "I am happy with the course overall. Andy and Dave are the best instructors I have ever had. They are helpful and understand how to deal with students that are having trouble."
Stewart Thompson graduated with an ACZ license at our Smiths Falls campus. "I loved all the staff they did an excellent job!"
Jason Cliff graduated with an ACZ license at our Smiths Falls campus. "Amazing experience, had a great time, the instructors and all the staff were very inspiring and supportive!"
John Tye graduated with an ACZ license. "I liked the fact that I had 3 different instructors throughout the course. It provided extra/different insights into the driver training. Excellent!"
Michael McInnes graduated with an ACZ license at our Smiths Falls campus. He had this to say about the program: "Awesome school. Awesome instructors taught me everything I needed to get on the road with an ACZ license. I hightly recommend this school!"
Kyle Speek graduated with his DZ licence. He had this to say about the program: "Had a lot of help from everyone. Also, when I felt I couldn’t do my DZ, everyone pushed me to keep trying and not to give up." Way to go Kyle!"
Matt Calver graduated with his ACZ license. Way to go Matt!"
Dave Hindman graduated with his ACZ license. Congratulations!"
Wes Branson graduated with his ARZ and commented on how great the instuctors were. Congratulations Wes!"
Michelle Simpson graduated with a DZ license and commented: "I would recommend North American to anyone who is looking to get their trucking license; especially women! They were all so great! I looked at other companies and none of them were as friendly and knowledgeable. The instructors were very friendly, and patient. They take the time to ensure you are comfortable with you level of driving. I want to give a big thank you to my instructors Joe and Chuck, and I can’t forget Donna! Thank you so much!!!"
Adam James graduated with a DZ license and commented: "Great environment to be in, instructors were amazing and very patient while learning. Always felt comfortable and had great opportunities to learn. Donna was amazing making sure everything was good to go and a friendly greeting when you arrived. I would recommend anyone to take their training here."
Matt Tourond is a recent graduate from our Kingston campus. Matt is also a volunteer firefighter and commented that his training was a 5 Star experience!"
Justin Ranger received his ACZ licence today! Congratulations Justin!"Previous Next
Rachandeep Singh Virk graduated with his ACZ. He said, "Before joining the Academy I googled and saw that North American Transport Academy is doing best in the business and it is definitely true that nothing is wrong about what Google says about it. Love to recommend this school to my friends and peers."
What Clients are Saying
Thank you so much for doing the training for us! I definitely learned a lot, and was an eye opener for the drivers as well. We are already seeing an improvement with the drivers with respect to their paperwork and I am confident that they are doing their due diligence with regards to load securement. And of course on top of that, we all had a great time!
Thank you Gentlemen for providing the training to get this done. One down and one to go!
...I appreciate your help and plan on booking yearly training with you so our drivers feel confident and are following the correct procedures when filling out their log books.
Thanks Ben ...it was a really good course and the guys got a lot out of it.
Amazing course! Awesome instructors, and amazing staff! Couldn't be happier!"