Testimonials

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

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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

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.

5 Stars

Wayne Buller

Big thankyou to everyone at Cairns Truck School for helping me get my HR- unrestricted licence, great job.

5 Stars

Michael Morgan

All persons I spoke to or had contact with were very friendly and helpful. Made the whole experience very enjoyable and relieved any anxiety I may had. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of doing a course through CTS.

5 Stars

Adrian Mills

Upgraded my license to MC last week
It was a pleasure to have Michelle teach how to drive a MC vehicle. She was relaxed and very thorough explaining how to use the controls, hook up the b trailer, driving the b double and reversing tips.
Driving the Freightliner Coronado was a bonus, great sounding engine and lots of grunt.

5 Stars

anthony Ruddy

My feedback is not just for or about John Hardcastle.
First up, I was impressed by the Ladies in the office/ front desk. They were very helpful, friendly and were easy to deal with.
The facility itself, also very good. Having comfortable classrooms, kitchen and lunchroom on the floor were excellent, clean and show a detail of professionalism to be proud of.
Lastly, John was great. Even though he wasn't fussed on feedback, I think everyone deserves it, particularly when they do a good job.
He was easy to talk with, showed a great deal of knowledge and experience and in particular, he took extra time to explain elements of Forklift Operations that I know will make me a better operator.
I also appreciate the little time we had to chat when the other students were elsewhere. It made it a bit more personal and enjoyable for me.

So a big Thank You to every one there at Cairns Truck School.

5 Stars

Ryan Vitulskis

Ian was a pleasure to learn from, very happy and would definitely recommend to other looking to do their HR license, thank you!

5 Stars

Christopher Jerrems

Very happy with Cairns Truck School and Pete. Would recommend to anyone looking to do truck or any other tickets. Cheers

5 Stars

Michael Edmonds

Thanks guys. My instructor, Jeff, was a real gentleman. He was extremely thorough, disciplined and patient. He was sensitive to any nervousness and extremely courteous. A great conversationalist and explained everything in a easy to understand way.
As a teacher myself I give him a High Distinction for his performance.

I am very pleased and will send you all the business I can.

Thank you

Regards

M B Edmonds

5 Stars

Richard Lobwein

Hi Guys.

I have just completed the "TOTALLY Diggin' It" program where I trained with Taffy on the skid-steer, front-end loader, excavator, backhoe and bulldozer.

I had a great experience.

Taffy is an "old school" trainer where you get told the truth simply and clearly with practical help provided to get you back on the right track.

I loved it!

I also did the height safety training course with Ross.

This was a professionally conducted program as well - very confronting in parts but I loved it also.

All in all, I am very happy with my training and consider that it was worth every cent it cost.

5 Stars

Fred White

The instruction and preparation for my Truck licence from both Ian and Peter was both professional and helpful. Their guidance allowed me to attain my HR without issue. I would have no hesitation in recommending Cairns Truck School for anyone wishing to gain relevant training and experience prior to going for their licence. Cheers, Fred

5 Stars

Douglas Jene

My HR training was comprehensive and professional.
Would highly recommend.

Thanks Jeff

5 Stars

Stephen Shaw

I recently completed my Heavy Rigid license at Cairns Truck School. Awesome instructor who was very helpful. Would highly recommend to anyone requiring a truck license.

5 Stars

Kenneth Solomon

Great place to learn, really know there stuff.
Special thanks to Joe Stewart for showing me the ropes on achieving my MR licence, and Kat McLeod on booking me in on short notice.

5 Stars

Carleton Vanx

The folk from Cairns Truck School were supportive and informative, giving me all the confidence and skills I needed to get my Heavy Rigid Licence. Their tutors showed me the ‘ropes’, and Ross himself was also there to hand me over in person to the examiner on the day. I can’t fault their leadership and highly recommend their services to anyone seeking to gain advanced driving skills and qualifications in the local region.
Thanks a lot Ross, for a Class A service.
Cheers,
Kali

5 Stars

Travis Wilson

Cairns truck school were nothing but amazing!!!
From the first lesson to the last I always felt comfortable and happy behind the wheel. The staff were always friendly and all very informative. I was lucky enough to be taught by Kirsten and couldn’t be happier with the knowledge I gained from her. I highly recommend these guys and I will be going back again for future tickets for sure.

5 Stars

Scott Brand

Thanks to the friendly staff for training me through my HR lessons.
With these lessons I was successful in my HR driving test.

5 Stars

Jody Lewis

I booked in for my HR licenece day course and had Joe as my driving instructor.
Joe was friendly, very informative without over explaining throughout the duration of the day regarding the lesson and made me feel at ease as i was very nervous and certainly felt like I wasn't going to get my HR License. Surprised in my ability I passed my HR Truck License with thanks to TMR and the most reccomended place and instructor at the Cairns Truck School, big thanks JOE!


5 Stars

Masashi Wakabayashi

Good job Jeff !!
Thank you ????

5 Stars

John Loughran

Couldn't recommend any higher great experience doing lessons with cairns truck school both Peter and especially Michelle where amazing instructions

5 Stars

Joel Beech

In one word, awesome! Very professional, made me feel comfortable and relaxed and gave me full confidence when the time came to do my exam with the D.O.T. 5 stars to the team, from my initial booking, through to my trainer, Joe!! Highly recommend.

5 Stars

Leanne Butland

Thanks to Cairns Truck school for my lesson .Staff was lovely. Ian was my instructor on the test day .Really appreciate his patience and positive comments which made me feel comfortable and confident.
Would recommend.

5 Stars

Paul Rodley

I would like to thank everyone at CTS for their help in getting both my fork lift and HR licences . Your training and trainers where both professional and thorough.Everyone involved great to work with. I would recommend CTS to anyone needing guidance and help getting any tickets/ licences that they may need.

5 Stars

Paul Devlin

Great experience all round Jeff the instructor was fantastic , very patient and helpful.
Highly recommend this place for obtaining any truck licenses or any of the other they run.

5 Stars

Damien Burke

Kirsten was very good and informative. Thank you for helping!

5 Stars

Kyle Blackshaw

Michelle was an excellent instructor. I went from barely knowing what a non-synchromesh gear box was, to being able to operate it well enough to pass the examination within 2 weeks, involving ~5 lessons. Michelle was a healthy mix of motherly love and step fatherly disappointment that made learning an enjoyable, informative and entertaining experience. I will definitely paying her another visit in a year's time in order to upgrade my license from HR to HC. Thank you Michelle, Kat and Pete.

5 Stars

Ben Hinchley

Great work with teaching me how to drive the truck. The instructors were very helpful and clear with their instructions.

5 Stars

Geoff Daley

Awesome people and awesome business really happy with the service you provide

5 Stars

Colby Marlow

Michelle was fantastic to drive with really helped me out and got me to drive really smoothly with my gear changes, Taffy was a great aswell both of them allowed me to drive great and really show me the steps to being able to drive a Truck and pass my HR with a breeze, cannot thank them both enough will definitely be recommending both of them

5 Stars

Peri Creamer

It was a really good experience being mentored by Kirsten Bowring in driving for my HR license. She is very good at her job and easy to communicate with. I felt very confident in passing my test because of Kirsten's driving instructions.

Driving assessment conducted by Dave was very comfortable and easy to follow with all instructions clear.

Big thumbs up from myself

Peri

5 Stars

Richard Snore

Best place to get your truck license. trainers are awesome, cool calm and collected. They really go the extra mile so you pass with ease.

Thanks guys I’ll be back to upgrade and definitely recommend your company to whom ever is interested in getting in a truck.

Regards Richard

5 Stars

Rachel Funnell

Couldn’t have asked for a better experience all round for my HR training. Thanks to Kirsten & her top notch instruction behind the wheel, I passed first go. She’s got a wealth of experience & knows exactly how to communicate to ensure you have confidence in yourself as a learner in a truck! 10/10!

5 Stars

Zachary West

Thanks heaps again guys you lot always do an amazing job ??

5 Stars

Sam Coffey

Great lesson, brilliant down to Earth teaching. Made the test more comfortable.

Cheers to Joe, Kirsten & CTR

5 Stars

Ashley Jones

Helpful, patient team of training staff, all willing to offer there experience to help.

5 Stars

Madeline McNamara

I did my MC a couple of months ago now, (so sorry, forgot to give some feedback).
I had a really great experience. Both my trainers (Taffy and Ian) were really thorough and explained everything with great detail.
Overall really happy with my training and i took a lot away from it.

5 Stars

Nina Crudup

Joe was an excellent teacher- always giving good advice in the right moment and providing helpful assessment tips. Thanks a lot Joe!

5 Stars

Jordan Bunney

Michelle loves a yarn and throws out some good banter. But over all is an excellent teacher. Top Notch!

5 Stars

Tim Campbell

What an experience.
We are a traveling family currently living in Cairns. As we were staying in the area I decided to get my truck licence.
Brett and Michelle were very helpful and patient considering I had no experience driving a truck. A few days later I am fully licensed to drive an unrestricted HR truck. Amazing!
One of my life long dreams complete.
Thankyou to everyone at Cairns truck school for all your help.

5 Stars

Shannai Soper

I was really nervous but John made me feel so confident and comfortable! Really good trainer, thanks so much John!!

5 Stars

Hayden Hunt

Would not go anywhere else for my truck and other licences in and around the cairns region. Very friendly and helpful people. A great family business. Thanks :)

5 Stars

Anthony Cave

Thank you to the Instructors and Staff of Cairns Truck School, who made me feel comfortable and confident while giving very practical instructions. They gave very informative lessons while guiding me through the learning process.
I definitely benefited from the staff who know what the assessors want in the driving test.
In my case, I think I could have benefited from having a louder indicator signal alarm, but that's just me.
I would not hesitate to use Cairns Truck School again should I need any further Tickets or licenses.


5 Stars

Matthew Norman

5 starts from me couldn't ask 4 anything more I'll be coming back to do my crash box licence thanks very much

5 Stars

Rod Tayor

Brett from Cairns Truck School was a great teacher, he had a thorough explanation for every question I through at him about the truck and about driving trucks in general. He took me through every scenario multiple times that my tester drove me through so I was well prepared for the test.

5 Stars

Troy Jeffries

Thanks to the crew @ CTS n Jeff ya a legend !!!! your advise, knowledge, calmness and professionalism helped me out immensely. Would recommend CTS to anyone wanting to advance their life with an upgrade in Transportation

5 Stars

Fiona Betts

Thanks Joe for providing me with the knowledge to pass my HR test first go. Fiona :-)

5 Stars

Naomi McLeish

Joe was so helpful and thorough with explaining all details. ??????????

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Clay Waia

G'day all who read this. I went for me MR licence through Cairns Truck School. Was a simple Google Search and they was on top of the list. After doing a few hours lesson with Joe. I found the instructions was very clear, concise and very informative. Also went onto doing my test and nailed it first time round. Deadly! It's easy to see why Cairns Truck School was the first in my searches. Also props to Joe the instructor. Thank you kindly sir!

5 Stars

Tremaine Bally

I'm so happy that I got to meet a great gentle men who took the time to teach me and I'm very great full for what the company has given me the opportunity to learn more great experience a huge thank you

5 Stars

Thomas Davies

Big thanks to John for his help on instructions and helpful hints which help gain me my licence on first attempt.

5 Stars

Lovepreet Singh

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5 Stars

Daniel McGenniskin

Awesome service from Cairns Truck School, I cannot recommend them enough. A special thank you to Kat and Michelle for excellent service and expert training.

5 Stars

Tiana Harris

Geoff and Joe were my instructors and obviously it’s their job so goes without saying, but are really good. Don’t cause stresses, calmly offer quick solutions to an error etc.
Thankyou to them both for succeeding me into gaining my MR license!
Tiana ??

5 Stars

Esti Pulalo

professional and the trainer friendly

5 Stars

Christian Cullum

Joe Has a very good nature to his instruction! He has a settling way in his instruction and pointing out our bad habits and necessary things we all need to do & don't when taking a HR test! The UD truck is very easy to get used to, The other truck you use not! It's important that students can feel at ease as quick as possible so they can focus on passing the test.

5 Stars

Jessica Doolan

Walked me through exactly what the test was going to be like and made things really easy

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Matthew Duggan

Was great! Jeff did the impossible and trained me up and I got my HC, I highly recommend cairns truck school . Great trainers and great staff I am very appreciative and Thankyou agaib

5 Stars

Todd Sheardown

Thanks to Joe at cairns truck school , he was very clear patient and thorough and I got the MR in one day. All good thanks guys. Todd Sheardown

5 Stars

Andrew Sola

Cairns Truck School instructors are thorough, concise, and patient.
Their ongoing feedback during the lesson was reassuring and clear.
If I ever have to upgrade my license, or obtain tickets on other machinery, Cairns Truck School will be the first place I call.

5 Stars

Timothy Mee

Joe is a great trainer - passed my test first try!

5 Stars

Dave Davern

The time in the truck with John had me totally prepared for my HR practical test.
Thanks John & Cairns Truck School.

5 Stars

Geoff Palmer

Thanks heaps Jeff, Couldn't of done it without you mate, it was a great experience, I really appreciate the time you've given me to help me complete my HR Course.

5 Stars

Adam Perrett

A huge thank you to Michelle and the team at Cairns Truck School for helping me secure my HR licence, Michelle was a great instructor and very easy to get along with, not to mention extremely knowledgeable.
Cannot recommend Cairns Truck School enough - I will definitely be recommending them to anyone who needs upskilling.

5 Stars

Austin Bignall

The Trainer Was Very helpful,
He Gave Me Great Way's to Understand Judgement of The Truck position,
He Explain alot of things to be aware of, etc,, It Definitely Was His Great Knowledge of experience, Why i Passed,,
Cheers Austin,,

5 Stars

Karen Brodie

I undertook the HR day course with Ross and followed up with my test on the same day. Ross was knowledgable, friendly, and provided a relaxed and educational environment. He clearly explained what I needed to do and was easily able to answer my questions while providing feedback on points I needed to work on. I went into my test feeling confident and was able to pass with no trouble at all.

While trying to gain my licence I encountered a couple of obstacles related to family commitments and COVID-19 lockdowns. Ross, Kat and the whole team were unfazed by any issue and were always ready with a solution to enable me to book a time that worked for me. I work in transport and logistics and will absolutely recommend Cairns Truck School to my friends and colleagues in future.

5 Stars

Ian Clegg

Joe was a great instructor, had a good attitude and was helpful with my nerves. Would recommend. ??

5 Stars

Nick Notaras

Peter was awesome! Would recommend him and the business to anyone!

Thanks again!

5 Stars

William Barry

The trainers were excellent and completely knowledgeable.

5 Stars

Ian Smurthwaite

Great service with experienced quality staff. The style of training was excellent.

5 Stars

Muneeb Gill

Fantastic instructor Mr Joe Stewart dedicated to ensure drivers are competent in their chosen field. Thanks mate I appreciate your help this morning.

5 Stars

Michael Kirby

Excellent school to go through, staff were very knowledgeable and only to willing to help, would recommend anyone going for a truck license to go through cairns truck school.

5 Stars

Michael Girdler

Great bunch to deal with help you all the way.

5 Stars

Andrew Gentle

Ross is a great bloke and made the HR so easy

5 Stars

Craig Simpson

thanks john had a great lesson before the test really felt at ease

5 Stars

Hwan Kim

I highly recommend this place.

5 Stars

Shannon Wells

Great company, great instructors& all around positive experience

5 Stars

Haiven Bon

Great at what you guys do

5 Stars

Lance Tapsell

Friendly staff. Joe was an awesome instructor!

Thanks Joe!

Cheers
Lance

5 Stars

Louis Carlaw

Had a very good instructor and explained eveything well thanks joe mate...

5 Stars

Sarah Sander

Huge thank you to all my driving instructors, Pete, Michelle, John & Joe over the past 6 weeks.
So pleased to have passed and can officially drive a HR vehicle!
Thanks to Kat, who arranged everything for me.
Huge Thanks to Michelle who was my main instructor - we had some laughs (at my expense of course!)
All instructors are super friendly and informative, make you feel at ease and supportive.
Thanks a bunch!
Sarah :-)

5 Stars

Tim Mawson

Wow, what an experience, I upgraded my car licence to HR-B Condition in a day.

The initial interaction and booking process with Cairns Truck School was flawless and very professional.

Being an older guy and not having any experience driving a large truck I was very apprehensive and nervous but Jeff my instructor has the patience of a Saint!

Jeff is a very knowledgeable instructor, his teaching style is calming and reassuring and he ensures you are provided with the appropriate level of knowledge and training to set you up for success.

I would highly recommend the Cairns Truck School, you guys were all great. Thank you.

5 Stars

Mio Homma

Great all trainers are friendly, helpful and patient. I strongly recommend cairns truck school. ?????



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