Testimonials

5 Stars

Peter Bowyer

Great instructors. Especially Michelle. Thanks for making it possible ro grt my HC license.
Highly recommend Cairns Truck School??

5 Stars

Paul Mchugh

Absolutely over the moon to say I passed my Mr truck today with John! He was amazing, great patience and really understood my driving experience and give me the best advice from the first hour! Some beautiful areas over in Innisfail too! Thanks to Kat for all the admin support and the whole team! Now for a wine to celebrate! ?????

5 Stars

Joshua Middleton

Completed Excavator course today. Well organized and thorough. Many thanks Taffy!

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

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

Joshua Middleton

Very though and friendly !!! Thanks Joe

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

Aiden Maxwell

Couldn't have had a better instructor, her instructions were clear and easy to follow. Kirsten was patient with my errors and helpful in how to correct them, not only that she was friendly and professional. Can not thank the people at Cairns Truck School enough for fitting me into the lessons on short notice for my test! Thanks again.

5 Stars

Peter Schonig

Awesome people good training ??


5 Stars

Adam Shead

A fantastic experience ??
Kirsten gave me all the direction required to pass, but also expected me to bring all that I had to the table for an honest assessment of my abilities and made me realise the importance and responsibilities of what a truck driving requires everytime they operate a vehicle. Both Kirsten and Michelle were fantastic instructors and an assett to Cairns Truck School. Would not fail to recommend CTS to anyone. Thank you.

5 Stars

Colin Lawson

Jeff certainly knows what he is doing, clear direction and with well explained instructions. I'm a qualified trainer assessor for ATV/SSV and have trained people all over Australia, in my opinion Jeff is highly professional and has high level industry knowledge that is clear to the student. He even showed me where the wipers were wich came in real handy 3 minutes into the test?? Thanks Jeff & Cairns Truck School (insert air horn sound here)

5 Stars

Darrell Stoddart

Good clear instructions very relaxed and helpful good trainer

5 Stars

Aiden Deemal

Jeff was really helpful and was great to get along with which made my day course enjoyable. Thank you

5 Stars

Pablo Cogollos

She is amazing.
Really patient and she know how to teach really well.

Gave me confidence to past the test and time to adapt to the truck.

I can not recommend her enough.

5 Stars

Mattias Keisey-Calding

Doing my HR course was unexpectedly enjoyable, no stress, Joe just talked me through the whole thing calmly and in a very professional manner. I felt comfortable the whole time and like I said I enjoyed the experience.
Excellent course with a great outcome at my test.
I couldn't recommend Joe or Cairns Truck School highly enough, They've been great to deal with the entire time.

5 Stars

Craig Mcgrath

Thanks Joe for ensuring I was ready for my test!
Happy I could get a clean sheet!!

5 Stars

Moses Warusam

Thanks to trainer Joe and the team from Cairns Truck School. They were all very helpful and I highly recommend their services if you want to get your truck, earthmoving machinery or forklift licenses. I also got my Forklift license through them a few years ago. ????????

5 Stars

Terry Gardner

All Professional

5 Stars

Matt Templeton

HR Day course was a great introduction to heavy vehicle driving in a suburban area. First hour or so really allowed me to be comfortable with the size and handling of the truck - obviously very different feel to a car or LR, and Joe was great at letting me make mistakes safely in order to learn. The next few hours of practices allowed me to focus on my routine of mirror checks, speed, braking distance, etc - including those pesky traffic lights that change at just the awkward distance and you have to make a call on if you stop or keep going.

Joe was a calm, informative and helpful instructor - just the right balance of caution and encouragement. Lots of helpful tips to make driving safe and comfortable.

The Practical Test went smoothly. Very pleased to have passed first go.

Would recommend everyone take this course / approach to getting their HR - you would be mad not to spend a few hours practicing in the cab you are being tested in and get those bad habits out of your system before your assessment.

Look forward to coming back in the future to do my HC and more.

5 Stars

Amanda Murphy

Thanks so much to John for my invaluable LR training - I felt educated and calm and thanks to you I passed with flying colours! Highly recommend.

5 Stars

Liuaki Mafileo

Thank you so much for reminding us that always be on the safe side

5 Stars

Jack Hare

Just got my truck license with help from the team at Cairns Truck School. The team made the whole process super easy and their trucks were great to drive. The instructors were all knowledgeable and helpful, special shout-out to Kirsten for all her help and for calling me out on my piss weak gear shifts.

5 Stars

Jordan Connor Telford

Very friendly and educational

5 Stars

Samuel Bann

Very well organised and facilitated.

5 Stars

Fabio Coelho Bispo

Well, Cairns truck School is just amazing, I can’t recommend this guys highly enough especially my Instructor Joe. He explained and covered everything regarding my HR Licence Assessment. Basically when I went through the assessment I was confident enough to get a clean sheet (it means I didn't make any mistakes during my assessment). Thank you - much appreciated.

5 Stars

Diego Alejandro Leon leal

The best teacher ever, I loved her way to teach me!!!

5 Stars

Andrew Lee Jones

Anything new can be a daunting experience. Michelle made my journey easier.
Patient, supportive and clear with her instructions. I passed in large to her helping me achieve my goal of becoming a HC Truck Driver.
Brett was my trainer for my Forklift licence. His knowledge and skills gave me the confidence to pass this important test.
Thank you to the whole team at Cairns Truck Training, your the best..

5 Stars

Kit Percy

Thanks for an awesome day Taffy. You were excellent at teaching and will definitely be recommending you to any friends interested in doing the course.

5 Stars

Jason Goodhew

Thanks a lot for the great course Taffy. The whole experience was excellent from the booking to completion. It was good to have a bit of friendly banter during the lesson. I appreciated having you as my instructor

5 Stars

Joshua Russel

Joe is friendly, professional and a great teacher. Will recommend him and cairns truck school in the future

5 Stars

Kaylah Dodd-Thompson

Easy going and extremely helpful, Such a great trainer.

5 Stars

Daniel Burtenshaw

Jeff was great, good level of pressure applied and an all round good teacher of this course. I will be recommending the school to everyone i know ??

5 Stars

Guy Hewett

Very good teacher made it easy to sit for the exam will recommend him

5 Stars

Jamie Grayling

Both John and Joe did an amazing job thank you both for helping me pass my MR.
best wishes,
Jamie

5 Stars

Jon Geck

Great teacher, very knowledgeable 5 stars

5 Stars

Ethan Lis

Joe was great during my training process, He is easy to get along and have a yarn with. He helped out a lot during the lessons and answered all my questions.

5 Stars

Jordan Mccracken

Jeff was great and helpful, the truck was great to learn in and do the test as well and would recommend cairns truck school to anyone looking to do there license

5 Stars

Daniel Robinson

Friendly instructor. Helped iron out my driving before the test. Was able to pass without any problems
Thanks CTS and John

5 Stars

Kazu Yamane

I passed my MC licences today with Kirsten at Cairns Truck School. If any one is looking to get any of there truck licenses I highly recommend go and have a chat with Kirsten at Cairns Truck School and she will point you in the right direction as to which license to go for as she has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the trucking industry. (28/03/2022)

5 Stars

Austin Bonney

This is a team that goes above and beyond whilst delivering great service with quality equipment. Im struggling to use common wording from my experience as it was of a standard so much higher.

5 Stars

Ray Carty

Thank you Jeff for sharing your knowledge and training me in such a short time, I came in not knowing much at all and you got me through to get me my HR licence without any dramas at all.
Very relaxing environment, would definitely pay to do it again…. Thanks mate

5 Stars

Amit Bhardwaj

Brett is very experienced and a great trainer.
Thank you CTS.

5 Stars

Terry Gardner

Fantastic opportunity

5 Stars

Jack Hare

Can’t thank these guys enough. Every staff member I spoke to was lovely, friendly and always happy to
help. All the instructors were very professional and knowledgeable while also making things easy to understand for beginners. I was also impressed at how many licenses and training courses they offer as well as how helpful and flexible they could be to help me get further tickets.

5 Stars

Clinton Bowden

Well run course and great guidance.

5 Stars

Paul Sokolowskyj

Was a great trainer I did MC today was great advice and awesome overall thankyou

5 Stars

Peter Digweed

Very Happy

5 Stars

Matthew Cornwall

Recommend joe and cairns truck school highly, very helpful in teaching and showing me the ropes in how to successfully pass my truck license. 5 stars for sure

5 Stars

Chris Hogan

Just completed my HR training with John. He was an excellent instructor who passed on his knowledge in an easy to understand and stress free way. He was thorough but relaxed and gave the right preparation to easily pass my HR licence first attempt. Highly recommend Cairns Truck School and John as a first choice for anyone needing a truck licence.

5 Stars

Robert Griffith

Peter from CTS went above and beyond to help me get my Hr licence, on a very limited time schedule, thanks guys. Griff

5 Stars

Donella Griffin

Thank you so much for helping me pass my HR LIECENCE you guys have been awesome right from the start. I will be highly recommending you to my fellow co workers who will have to do their test. Keep up the great work??

Donella Griffin

5 Stars

Debra Smith

I could not fault this company...... from the bookings through to the tests (yes that is plural - 3rd time lucky) the process was seamless.
I could not have asked for a better bunch of instructors, and enjoyed my time with each of them, each one instilling positivity and encouragement, yet also being clear with instruction and ensuring I understood where my faults lay.
All in all a great experience and I thoroughly recommend them to all aspiring truck drivers.
Thank you to your all. Deb Smith

5 Stars

Nickolas Parkin

Great service great people

5 Stars

Bianca Markham

Thank you to the entire team at Cairns Truck School! Booking was easy and you gave excellent advice prior to the day of the course and test to get prepared. On the day, you made me feel comfortable and confident in the vehicle and provided excellent instructions. I passed the test easily and finished the day feeling very capable about driving a heavy vehicle.

5 Stars

Michael Helms

Cairns Truck School were very accommodating and flexible with my HC to MC upgrade. Due to work commitments we had to split up the training, which they handled very well. The trainer [Brett] was super helpful and knew his stuff - lots of great tips and practical knowledge. A very professional company and well organised.
Mick

5 Stars

Tala Nona

Recently completed the "digging it" course with cairns truck school. Done the excavator, front-end loader, dozer and roller. As a 5th option am about to do my forklift training. Our trainer Taffy was a pleasure to work with, thanks

5 Stars

Sean McKinnon

Thanks Guys for a seamless easy introduction to getting a MR licence .
The instruction was first class and enjoyable
Keep up the great work.

Regards Sean

5 Stars

Jason Kneubuhler

Excellent instructors really gave me confidence to pass my driving exam. Would highly recommend them to anyone if they are looking to get a ticket to advance job prospects

5 Stars

Lee Edwards

Very well organised and super friendly staff. Made to feel relaxed. Would definitely use for future training thank you Kirsten

5 Stars

Stephen Metcalf

Awesome driving school, great teachers, thank you so much for helping me in getting my hr licence.

5 Stars

Jack Hanrahan

Joe was excellent and gave great training and installed confidence to successfully pass the test.

5 Stars

Brian Walsh

John was great

5 Stars

Brody'Jai Hennessy

John was great made it a comfortable learning experience and very knowledgeable

5 Stars

Brad Hill

Very thorough and provided all info needed to help me pass the test.

5 Stars

Nicholas Wanless

Highly recommended please don't hesitate to contact this company, they were all fantastic an very helpful, thanks to Michelle an all the team at cairns truck school

5 Stars

Elinoe Beauvois

The team at Cairns Truck School were amazing!! Extremely professional and friendly.

5 Stars

Carly Butler

Would highly recommend Cairns Truck School! They went above and beyond to make sure I could do my test in a short time frame and pass! Both Joe and Peter were amazing! thanks guys!

5 Stars

Mitch Skehan

John was an awesome trainer and a legend of a bloke! Extremely experienced and provided a calm atmosphere inside the truck as I concentrated through the HR lesson. He provided some great tips and also a great conversation to ease the nerves into the test afterwards.

Spending the time listening and actioning his expertise paid off to passing the HR test with no dramas at all.

Will most definitely recommend John and his team to others going forward in completing the same license. Thanks guys!


5 Stars

Brad Mackay

Taffy is a legend

5 Stars

Andrew Freeman

Hey guys,

All the thanks needs to go to Kirsten - what an amazing trainer and person, thank you Kirsten for your direction and instruction and beautiful words of wisdom, I wish you all the very very best. I'm heading away with work from Monday for a few weeks.

Cheers guys,
Andy Freeman.

5 Stars

Adrian Cahill

Hi Ross,
I have completed a number of courses from a number of providers over the years and the overall approach from this business was fantastic. From the initial phone call to enquire up to completion of the course the staff were extremely courteous, helpful and professional. A special shout out to Kat for her professionalism and Taffy for the instruction he provided on the day. This is an RTO an business that I would contact again when in need of further training.
Thanks again
Adrian

5 Stars

Clayton Thompson

Hi having moved town I needed to find work so I asked NEATO if they could help me out . The answer was yes and they arranged for me to go with cairns truck school. after a few phone called all was set for meet the instructor at Innisfail transport. Arrived in Innisfail and meet my instructor and he was very easy to listen to and told me what was what about the truck and then away we went doing laps of Innisfail and around all the back streets with him telling me where to go . His knowledge of the town helped me a lot as he new his way around very well . Soon after our drive and him drumming into my head all I was doing wrong I had the transport assessor hop in the truck for our drive and test . Soon after leaving the gates the rains started just to give me more to deal with wile driving the big Volvo around . After our drive it was back to the department of transport where I was told I had passed my HR . So happy and a big thank you to helping me and being easy to deal with. See you all again when I upgrade

5 Stars

Renee Provost

Hi Team,
Thankyou so much for helping me obtain my HR B license which I passed 100% yesterday in Innisfail!
I’ll be rebooking with you guys again for sure to work my way up to MC.

Kind Regards,
Renee Provost

5 Stars

Adrian

Good Morning Kat,

A short note to say thank for all your help with arranging my HR experience. I have completed quite a number of certificates and courses over the years. Cairns Truck Centre were very upfront and extremely easy to deal with. Taffy the trainer was very easy to deal with and continually helpful with his realistic advice. I believe he went above and beyond in his role to ensure I was given every opportunity to be successful when completing the test.

Many thanks and enjoy your day.

5 Stars

Liam Logan

Passed first time had a excellent trainer and the staff helped me out taking care of everything
Thank you

5 Stars

Dave Mowat

Thanks so much , right from the time I started the process of finding about lessons and times ,book the appropriate times lessons was first class . In my week with Cairns truck school I had 3 instructors Peter ,Kristen and Michelle and there only purpose is for you too drive safely and correctly big thanks to the whole organisation regards David Mowat

5 Stars

Rob Hall

Instructors are very experienced and knowledgeable, great place to learn.

We will continue to send our drivers to you guys!

5 Stars

Brendan Curcuruto

Very professional, highly recommended, thanks.

5 Stars

David Burrell

I would like to thank Cairns Truck school for getting me through my HR Licence,very professional and especially Jeff the instructor for all his efforts to help me pass,highly recommended
Dave

5 Stars

Raphael Jolivot

I passed my HR licence with Taffy last week. Very friendly and helpful, we had some good laugh and he was still professional by teaching me with my driving. I'll definitely get other licences with them.

5 Stars

Scott Mannion

Taffy did a terrific job of identifying the areas i needed to work on in a short amount of time before the test, & was quick to pull me up on bad habits whilst getting me to a point where i was comfortable & relaxed behind the wheel. Thank you to the helpful staff & trainers at Cairns Truck School for helping me obtain my HR License in one easy morning session. I'll be back soon for some earthmoving tickets!!!! Kind Regards Scott

5 Stars

Ricardo Ferreira

I would have to say I had a great time being shown how to drive the truck. The technique's used in providing that training were outstanding and worked well which ultimately meant that I passed my test. Thank you.

5 Stars

Jaspreet Chatha

CTS is very responsive to reply all kinds of enquiries.I got my truck licence at first day of training. Appreciate the effort of Taffy, he is full of knowledge.
Thanks CTS

5 Stars

Aidan Kaurila

Excellent trainers! Heaps of knowledge and experience!

5 Stars

Max Kerridge

Very happy with the instructor Jeff. All staff were very helpful throughout the process. I’ll be returning in the future to gain earthmoving tickets.

5 Stars

Nathan Woods

Cairns Truck School we’re very easy to book a course with and Pete was a very experienced and helpful instructor. A nice bloke too, thanks guys.

5 Stars

Nancy Costin

Professional, prompt and flexible.
Would definitely recommend Cairns Truck School.
Kat was great with admin and Michelle and Jeff were excellent instructors.
Thanks guys for my upgrade to HR licence.

5 Stars

Colin Toll

My experience with Cairns Truck School was excellent. From reception, Kat and John Hardcastle the attention was always prompt and friendly. John Hardcastle is an excellent instructor and good company. I thoroughly recommend him but, given my experience , I am sure the other instructors would also be of a high standard. Lastly, I enjoyed the Cooks tour of the southern suburbs of Cairns. John took me to places I have never been before. The end result is that this senior citizen now has a Medium Ridged license! Thank you Cairns Truck School!
Colin Toll, Palm Cove

5 Stars

Earl Grant

I found the instructor clear and precise,when giving directions n handy tips during the lesson. I would recommend this driving school to all I talk to.I was very happy with today's lesson. Thank you all

5 Stars

Josias Steyn

My instructor was very knowledgeable. I went into the exam feeling reassured that I was instructed and equipped with all the knowledge and information I needed to pass my MR licence. Thank you!

5 Stars

Christian Haas

Hi CTS Team,

A big thank you Brett Jenkins and the whole team of Cairns Truck School for getting my MC license !!! Great Trainer and great facilities!!! Keep up the good work!! Kind regards Christian Haas

5 Stars

Melissa Masters

Driver Trainer Taffy is exceptional.

I was really concerned about the license in a day course for my truck license. It is expensive if you fail and have to do it all over again. I have previously failed a HR driving test and even though it was 10 years ago, I was still very nervous. I was so ashamed that I previously failed that I never returned to do the test again.

Taffy was unaware of this. He was firm but polite when correcting my accumulation of bad driving habits. He made me feel comfortable and confident in my abilities. If I wasn't comfortable in my abilities, we did it again until I felt totally confident.

I was prepared for the driving test extremely well and nerves were not an issue as a result. I passed the driving test with ease.

Thank you Taffy and thank you Cairns Truck School for a positive learning experience.

Melissa Masters

5 Stars

Elli Egan

Joe was a brilliant trainer made things super easy to understand and practice! He helped ease the nerves with his calm and happy outlook! Highly recommend him as a trainer!

5 Stars

Matthew Morrison

Thanks to the instructors for helping me achieve my goal. They were excellent.



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