Testimonials

5 Stars

Cooper Valinoti

Completed my HR lesson and test today with Joe. Joe was great in explaining everything I needed to know for the test, excellent teacher.
Thanks cairns truck school!

5 Stars

Kieran Larcombe

I had a really good experience with Joe. I found him to be very professional and to have consistency. I would highly recommend him.

5 Stars

Kevin Kepu Vaele

Hi my name is Kevin and I just did the front end loader course through cairns truck school. These guys were very helpful and I’m giving them 5 stars and if anyone that wants machinery tickets give these guys a call ????

5 Stars

Gareth Brewster

Hi Everyone

I completed and passed my Multi Combination Truck Licence at the weekend my trainer was Michelle she was amazing and very professional I would also like to say a big thank you to Kat the director of the business and Ross Cairns Truck School is the best trucking school in the world and I have travelled the whole world also I highly recommend Cairns Truck to everyone who is learning to drive a car or truck or forklift and working from heights the whole team at Cairns Truck School are amazing thank you so much team Kind Regards Gareth Brewster.

5 Stars

Braeden John Hassell

I completed my excavator, roller and skid steer tickets through cairns truck school, thanks to my trainer Taffy. Taffy was one of the best trainers I've had through any course I've completed, he was professional, friendly, informative and very patient in his methods. I honestly felt able to go and operate any one of the machines straight away on site with confidence.

5 Stars

Anthony Mara

Thank to Taffy and the crew for a great course in an awesome environment. Will be back to do my other licenses.

Cheers
Anthony Mara
Mara Carpentry Services
Injinoo, Cape York

5 Stars

Lynette Gillan

I would thoroughly recommend Cairns Truck School as a training organisation to obtain a heavy vehicle licence. They were very accomadating to all of my needs and provided a professional and prompt service.
I would also like to extend a personal thankyou to Kirsten who was my instructor. Kirsten was patient, encouraging, provide clear instruction and firm when required. She also treated me as a competent and capable individual and acknowledged my prior skills. This helped lift my confidence and allowed me to successfully gain my MR licence. I personally recommend her as an instructor for anyone who is nervous, anxious or female and wants to succeed in the transport industry.

5 Stars

Mason Jones

Awesome thank you very much will definitely be seeing use when I need to upgrade again

5 Stars

Tina-anne Baigent

Thank you for your excellent teaching way that in the 4 hours I was with you in the Truck you gave me the skills and confidence to pass my HR I highly recommend you as a teacher your awesome Joe

5 Stars

Harmanpreet Singh

Joe was the best instructor that i had in my entire life. I highly recommend everyone who are want to get any type of license done.??????

5 Stars

Lachlan Mckechnie

Very professional and helpful

5 Stars

Angelo Crupi

Did my course with John and he was great. Very knowledgeable and a great instructor. After my time drive the truck with him I was confident I was going to pass and I did!

5 Stars

Glenn Saunders

Was extremely happy with the training I received from Taffy yesterday.

He was very picky and made sure i knew the current rules whilst giving me the confidence to breeze the test.

Will highly recommend.

Glenn Saunders

5 Stars

Anthony Fisher

Trainers were very good with lessons, especially with someone that was starting from scratch on an 18 speed gear box.

All were very helpful with different ways of teaching.

5 Stars

Jacques Thornley

Great trainers and staff. Friendly and knowledgeable.

5 Stars

Angus Sharpe

Excellent tuition. Got me up to speed very quickly.

5 Stars

Anthony Gilmour

Great lesson and made everything seem easy

5 Stars

Henry Sigley

Joe Stewart was outstanding in teaching me and preparing me for my HR test. His lessons was easy to understand and his instruction was easy to follow. Thank you Joe and CTS

5 Stars

Catherine Allanson

From start to finish, the whole experience with Cairns Truck School was easy and stress free. Taffy was a great trainer! So honest, funny and easy to talk to - which is important when you’re in a truck for 4 hours! And, I passed! Can’t complain about that!

5 Stars

Rony Joseph

John was an amazing instructor all the time, he taught me everything which he could in that bad weather . That teaching outcome is in my result. Thanks once again John, you are a great instructor

5 Stars

Rajinder singh Matharu

I like the experienced and friendly staff. The trainer are very skilled and good In teaching techniques. First I did my HR from you guys and now I have done my MC. It was wonderful experience thanks to you guys.

5 Stars

Shirley Reust

John Hardcastle was my HR instructor at the Cairns Truck School. He was patient yet tenacious in explaining the skills and concentration needed, to safely drive a Heavy Vehicle. He ensured my focus on the road, constantly encouraging me to observe the obstacles/road signs in front and around me. I really appreciate having someone with his background teaching me on the ground. John was definitely a factor in my success in obtaining a HR licence.

5 Stars

William Walker

It was a very good course clear introduction

5 Stars

Deborah Carter

Friendly and helpful staff from start to finish. Thank you Michelle for everything you done . Wouldn’t have passed it with out you .you made me feel confident and at ease . Would totally recommend cairns truck school

Thank you so much.......

5 Stars

Kirk McArdle

Joe is the man.
We went through all the road rules and areas they would likely take me on the test and sure enough they took me to am area that we hadn't been but joe had taken me through all the techniques I needed and I nailed it
Thanks Joe and cairns truck school

5 Stars

Yor Asheen

Thanks to you all for helping me get my HR license.

5 Stars

Sam Harrop

I can highly recommend Cairns Truck School, for anyone considering up-skilling their driving skills.

Kat was fantastic and gave me the right advice, helped book my test and organised all the logistics.

Joe was my instructor for the day, he was friendly, helpful and really gave me some great practical advice. He really prepared me well for the test. I felt confident, was aware of what I had to focus on and what to watch out for.

Thanks guys!!!

5 Stars

Billy Plant

Great service and support during the entire day

5 Stars

Ethan Herapath

Great trainer Michelle and very helpful and easy to talk to

5 Stars

Ethan O'Farrell

Was great , Ian was really good at training me

5 Stars

Faye Gates

You could not get a better crowd of people to do your machinery licenses with then Cairns Truck School.
Because they made everything easy for a nervous customer I have passed my forklift and HR license .

A friendly and helpful welcome at the front desk by Kat and Ross to the knowledgeable, friendly and easy going instructors, John for forklift and Brett & Michelle for truck.
John is a professional, friendly, informative and calm instructor, thank you for helping me get off on the right foot in starting this course.

Brett is a great instructor, knowledgeable, patient and firm who encouraged me to keep going with truck and made me feel competent and comfortable on day of test.
Michelle, a fantastic teacher with the patience of a saint and very supportive. I personally can not thank you enough for what you have done in lifting my confidence which allowed me to successfully gain my license.

Fay

5 Stars

Dominic Freeland

I did my HR and forklift license with these guys and the instructors were great. They were knowledgeable friendly and easy going. I would 100% recommend these guys.

5 Stars

Toby Schneck

Was very good training. I'm happy.. Cheers

5 Stars

Miles Holt

The best experience ever the instructors are extremely knowledge , helpful, and friendly. I would recommend Cairns Truck School anybody.
10/10. Thank you Kirsten.

5 Stars

Junji Tomehata

Thank you sooooo much Kirsten teacher !!
Im so happy

Big Thanks!

From junji

5 Stars

Alexander Miley

Wonderful instructor, believe his name way Joe.

Great teacher and could tell he was knowledgeable on the subject.

Can tell the owners show a genuine passion for their employees and customers.

Would highly recommend.

5 Stars

Martin Corbett

Thanks to Jeff. Told me the do's and don't very clearly and the information must have sunk in because I passed :) good sense of humour and very professional also.... I would definitely recommend your company and Jeff to anyone wanting to go to truck school! Many thanks again
Martin

5 Stars

Thomas Lane

Joe was great with all the learning and get me to understand the main rules and requirements to be confident in driving a truck

5 Stars

Reon Mackenzie

Jeff Graham is a great bloke... very thorough. Would recommend.

5 Stars

Olivia Peckham

Was such a great experience! Pete's instructions were very easy to understand, which made my overall introduction to Truck driving a joy

5 Stars

Duane Barter

Great people and willing to pass on their knowledge and experience to help you pass.. Kat in the office is great and communicates everything to you. Great people and would highly recommend.

5 Stars

Owen Cook

What an awesome experience very professional and knowledgeable easygoing trainer has made the world of difference and assisted me into getting my HR licence thank you very very much

5 Stars

Simon Anderson

Ian was awesome he made me feel at ease and helped me in passing my test . Thanks for the coffee ian at mid break ...

5 Stars

Jeremy Nolan

Yeah it was a fantastic lesson. Definitely worth the money! Cheers heaps :)

5 Stars

Jordan Harrison

Fantastic service and trainers.
Definitely going back for my HR ticket.

Cheers
Jordan ??

5 Stars

Marcus Tinsley

Hi Guys,
Hope you appreciate the feedback to maybe better improve services offered.
Yes I’m happy I can look for work now.
Would I recommend CTS YES YES YES.
Would I recommend what I did. Unfortunately Not in the way it was structured for myself and then with some cautions for the unaware student who has basically no knowledge except the desire to get an unrestricted HR.
A 3 day express course for the unrestricted HR was my objective.
Unless clearly inept or dangerous, A students goal should be put first and not resort or be pressured into the go to safety net of doing the test in the auto at last minute.
This being for someone like myself coming from driving a car only previously.
A. I would not recommend starting on a weekend when the office is closed and no administration to talk to.
Having allocated only 1 hour on the Saturday with a go to driver who doesn’t regularly drive or teach the crash box is a poor foundation for a beginner.
B. I feel my training started on day 2 on the Sunday with an actual regular instructor. Both Kirsten and Ross (understandably) excellent. But At the end of day 2 (now 4+1 hours of training) the pressure was already high that it would be unlikely to do a test on Tuesday in the crash box with only 1 scheduled + 1 extra hour hastily added on Monday.
C.When my hesitation at doing the test was voiced it seemed the easy go to of “do the test in the auto” was the more favoured option versus not having available backup slots for extra training should it be required. I felt at the end of Monday if that was actually day 2 then another day of training I may have been getting closer to understanding what I was actually doing and in control.
In hindsight I did 7 hours in the road ranger but felt it was actually a level of 6 (exclude day I believe I may have been suitable at or after 10 hours at the learning curve I was experiencing.
That maybe over confident but I do believe I was improving. To have extra hours available or

5 Stars

Rodney Spinks

Excellent instructor, excellent vehicle, excellent organisation.. if you are in need of a license then I highly recommend CTS

5 Stars

Ramesh Bugatha

Very friendly staff and about training they have good driving instructors can teach great skills and techniques to pass the test. Thank you cairns truck school. ??

5 Stars

Tessa Camilleri

Awesome instructor, very patient and helpful. Great day, will be going back. 10/10

5 Stars

Ali Gumas

Easy process from start to finish. Very accommodating. Would definitely recommend.

5 Stars

Gary Davis

Very knowledgeable trainer with valuable feedback. Passed HR test without a fault.
Would highly recommend to anyone.

5 Stars

Scott Slatter

Had a very experienced driving instructor . After spending a few hours,I was confident that I would pass the exam. He was very thorough and made me feel comfortable.
Thanks for helping me get my MR licence.
Thanks Ian.

5 Stars

Rolf Spinnler

just completed 7 tickets with CTS
( totally dig it package, whitecard and forklift) and I’d just like to take the time to mention my main instructors
Taffy and John

John thankyou for guidance and the great way you run your courses I look forward to seeing you again with the next lot of training

Taffy you made the course worth it even with all the delays due to the weather it was informative and enjoyable

The team overall
Great crew and I will be recommending CTS to anyone that requires training and I will let people know you have the RII codes for both civil and mining


5 Stars

Manpreet Sandhu

Best trainer in cairns . friendly environment .

5 Stars

Larry Moni

Thank you for your friendly and helpful enviroment I appreciated your patience and knowledge as instructors which helped alot.

Thanks again
Larry Moni

5 Stars

Nathan Hunt

Thank you. Good instructor. Constant commentary with things doing right or things to improve. Good teacher

5 Stars

Brett Stainlay

Did white card and Forklift here, waiting for HR still but it has been really good.
John Hardcastle is awesome, great bloke to learn from!

See you again soon.

5 Stars

Wing Hin Kong

Awesome Team. Jeff is a great teacher.
100% recommended.

5 Stars

Richard Camacho

Many thanks to Joe, my instructor that made me feel so relaxed during my lesson. This made me feel extremely confident going into my test.

5 Stars

Kelly MacTaggart

I’d like to thank Cairns Truck School.
Your trainer Joe obviously drew the short straw to get me but I will be forever grateful. Joe was an excellent teacher, he was calm and thorough with his explanations and directions. You have a great business with wonderful amazing Staff.
Thanks Joe, I appreciated your time.

5 Stars

Rhys Diamond

Really good people, easy to work with and great prices!!

5 Stars

Mitchell Timms

Cairns truck school was great. Instructor was patient and very knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone looking to upgrade their licence.

5 Stars

Stephen Bugg

I completed and passed my Heavy Combination Truck Licence with Kirsten Bowring and she was amazing and very professional. I highly recommend Cairns Truck to everyone who is learning to drive any type of truck. The team at Cairns Truck School are amazing thank you so much. Stephen

5 Stars

George Ghee

Top class

5 Stars

Patryk Palusinski

A very nice time on the course, and really competent instructor. I had no problem with passing the exam.

5 Stars

Anthony West

Great day in Innisfail with Jeff for my HR license instruction.
Good fella made the upgrade to the HR a pleasure.
Passed the Driving test first go.
Will highly recommend the Cairns Truck School

5 Stars

Jim McAllistar

The day was very easy going, stress free & informative.
The essential information was delivered in a concise & understandable manner. The lessons only continued after I felt confident with the information.
Thanks for a great day!

P.S. Taffy still needs a haircut!

Jim

5 Stars

Trevor Hurst

Attended Cairns Truck School to do my HR, Joe the trainer was at the meeting point before my 0900 appointment so when I arrived we got right to it. The training was very throe and hands on picking up my bad habits very quickly so we were able to work on that straight away with informative recommendations and explanations as to what was needed. I felt after the training session I was ready to do my HR and passed with flying colors. Thank you Joe and Cairns Truck School I would thoroughly recommend these guys to anyone wanting to upskill.
Many thanks Trev

5 Stars

James Larkham

I highly recommend Cairns truck school for all classes of license

5 Stars

Alexander Strutt

Had an awesome experience through Cairns Truck School. Got my HR, had Joe as a trainer. Highly recommend!

5 Stars

Brent Marty

Excellent trainers with great advice and experience highly recommend cairns truck school

5 Stars

Daniel Blakey

Kristen was a wonderful trainer. She made me feel very comfortable driving.

5 Stars

Joshua Middleton

Very though and friendly !!! Thanks Joe

5 Stars

Cameron Harlow

Taffy is a fucking legend I highly recommend he gets a pay rise....

On a more professional note he was great and I enjoyed every minute of it job well done old mate thank you....

Cameron

5 Stars

Madison Cater

Had an awesome time being taught how to drive a MR Truck with John. Will definitely be recommending to friends and family ! Thanks John and the Team!
Maddy! :)

5 Stars

Rebecca Martin

Cairns Truck School is efficient in every way. Staff are extremely accomodating and friendly.

Taffy was my first instructor, he was easy to talk to to calm the nerves. Kirsten was my second instructor, her no BS, straight to the point approach was appreciated and respected. She was fun, easy to talk to and extremely informative. Joe was my final instructor. Joe was very reassuring and calmed my nerves before going for my HR Licence test.

Kat and Ross were so pleasant to deal with. Good work guys!

5 Stars

Christian Haas

Hi Ross, a big thank you for you and your team for providing me support and guidance throughout my courses! Rated 5??.Highly recommended if you want do your HC licence. Keep up the good work and see u soon for MC
Christian

5 Stars

Ian Todd

Thanks for the training ,you run a truly professional operation there and I would recommend you to anyone thinking of upskilling their resume.

5 Stars

Anthony Cocks

Good teachers

5 Stars

Will Feeley

Very helpful and knowledgeable, Joe Stewart is a bloody good instructor, very happy and 100% recommend

5 Stars

Kieran Blakey

Very experienced and professional trainers, Loved the course and learnt heaps!
Thank you very much

5 Stars

Kenneth Graham

I am very grateful and much appreciated with the training you guy's gave me and help me pass my HR. Joe was very thorough and was a great listener, Also passed my written test with a bit if studying from the Cairns Truck School handy book.

5 Stars

Brian Gopal

My experience with cairns truck school was very positive, excellent trainer, well maintained truck.
Good communication and support from the office .
Will be back in to do more training.
Brian

5 Stars

Adam McAndrew

My experience with cairns truck school was very positive, excellent trainer, well maintained truck.
Good communication and support from the office .
Excellent out come many thanks

5 Stars

Ross Britton

I found the guys very helpful who gave me the lessons, as well as Kat in the office. I thought it would be a problem having a different person doing my last lesson (three in total) from the person who did my first two, but actually it was really good. Just to ensure that you receive different perspectives, different information & a more complete grounding in what to expect for your actual test. So, I'd recommend asking for at least two different instructors - BUT the same Vehicle......... They did a great job, made it fun & made sure I was well prepared. Thanks to all of you. Regards Ross. (HR Licence)

5 Stars

Larry Richenberg

Thank you guys soooo much.

You made everything easy for a nervous customer.. lol
And also a mention on how fantastic it was to get me through the course so quickly..
A million thanks and wish you guys the best...

5 Stars

Anthony Burr

Thank you cairns truck school
Especially Ian for the training I received for my HR licence which I passed first time
I passed my MR licence a couple of years ago with cairns truck school so there was only one place I was going to go too when it came to my HR licence training
Training is professional with up front conversions with what is required from you.
Great training great and friendly team members willing to listen and help
Warmest regards Anthony Burr

5 Stars

Merrick Anderson

I would like to thank cairns truck school and my teacher Taffy for the good and helpful experience of teaching me how to drive and passing my MR

5 Stars

Wayne Ingran

Absolutely brilliant went through everything that you get tested on if your willing to listen to your instructor you guaranteed to pass well worth the money safe trucking thanks heaps cairns truck school.

5 Stars

Aaron Riley

Hi, I recently passed my HR Licence with Cairns truck school. I had never been in a truck before and had Taffy as my instructor he was an excellent instructor and very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend this professional company and their professional employees. I will be going back to get more licences with Cairns truck school in the near future.
Aaron

5 Stars

Jacob Gray

I had the pleasure of having Brett as my instructor for the MR day course on 8/9/2020. Brett was very easy going and made me feel comfortable, as it was my first time operating a truck.
His knowledge, advice and guidance helped me become confident in the Drivers seat and for that reason I passed the driving test with 1 mistake.

Thankyou Brett and the crew from Cairns Truck School :)

5 Stars

Kym Hunter

..certainly i would recommend Cairns Truck School..both instructors i worked with were very professional and very fair and to the point..thanks very much guys..i really appreciate it..????

5 Stars

Andrew Hardie

I just completed my HR to MC licence with Brett and I can honestly say there is no one I would of rather done it with . Brett is a highly knowledgeable man that broke my bad habits and replaced them with better ones all the while teaching me new skills with a serious yet enjoyable manner . The equipment is top notch and current. I highly recommend Cairns Truck School for any heavy plant training requirements. These good people know their stuff .

5 Stars

Cristian Biasiolo

Friendly staff
Very professional and patient instructor

5 Stars

Triz Mabz

I did 4 of my tickets with Taffy. Very helpful and superb trainer and learned a lot on how to operate the plant machinery in a safe manner. I then went on to do my mc license with Brett, again another excellent trainer. Big thank you to Kat for getting things sorted for me as i did not have much time. Very good company with excellent trainers.

Thank you

Trizzy

5 Stars

Daniel Camuglia

Awesome service really helpful 100%would an will recommend

5 Stars

Ken Cocker

These guys are easily the best there is. Genuinely not exaggerating in any way. They know their stuff and show the upmost respect to their students. Anyone who knows me, knows that I do not ever give unwarranted praise but I have no issue recommending these guys.

5 Stars

Dion Booth

Great service from all the team, really took their time to help me (a complete novice). Thank you all for your time and efforts.

5 Stars

Stuart Giles

Excellent communication about courses.

5 Stars

Will Kennedy

Great experience with my HR.
I was given an array or trainers that were all unique in their teachings but managed to teach me what I needed.
Cannot be thankful enough for the constant support and communication from Kat in the organising. Will definitely recommend to others and do more courses myself.
Cheers,

Will Kennedy



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