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Commercial Driver Training Program
Commercial Driver Training Program $627.45

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This online Commercial Driver Training Program includes a variety of required and recommended courses that help commercial drivers meet legislated training requirements.

Many of the courses contained in this program meet National Safety Code (NSC) standards.

This program consists of 11 courses:

  • Hours of Service
  • Cargo Securement Flatbeds
  • Daily Trip Inspection
  • Weights and Dimensions (Alberta)
  • Defensive Driving Attitudes
  • Defensive Driving Fundamentals
  • Distracted Driving
  • Firefighting & Fire Extinguisher Safety
  • Backing: Tractor-Trailers
  • WHMIS + WHMIS 2015
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TRAINING PROGRAM COURSE DETAILS

HOURS OF SERVICE

Standard: NSC Standard 9

Topics:

  • The history of Federal Hours of Service legislation
  • The human body clock and fatigue
  • When driving is prohibited
  • Which vehicles the regulations apply to and which are exempt
  • Logbooks and daily duty status categories
  • On-duty limits and off-duty requirements
  • Sleeper berth requirements
  • Cycles, cycle limits, cycle resets, and cycle switching
  • Special permits for various vehicles
  • Exemptions for emergencies or adverse driving conditions
  • Out-of-service declarations
  • Inspections

Duration: Approximately 4 hours

Pass mark: 80%

Attempts: 3

CARGO SECUREMENT FLATBEDS

Standard: NSC Standard 10

Topics:

  • Why cargo securement is important
  • What federal regulations mean to drivers and carriers
  • How cargo securement affects CSA scores
  • Working load limits
  • Direct and indirect tie-downs
  • Proper cargo loading and securement techniques
  • Performing pre-trip and en route flatbed and cargo inspections
  • Best practices for securing common commodities

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

Pass mark: 80%

Attempts: 3

DAILY TRIP INSPECTION

Standard: NSC Standard 13

Topics:

  • Module 1: Preparing for the Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Module 2: Inspecting the Air Brake System
  • Module 3: Defects and Major Defects
  • Module 4: Performing the Inspection

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Pass mark: 80%

Attempts: 3

WEIGHTS AND DIMENSIONS (ALBERTA)

Topics:

  • Factors that influence commercial vehicle weight allowances
  • The legal load limit, required safety measures, and related exemptions
  • Factors that determine the maximum allowable length for a vehicle and load
  • The difference between primary highways and local roadways
  • Road bans and their impact on you
  • Conditions under which an over-dimensional permit must be obtained and used

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Pass mark: 80%

Attempts: 3

DEFENSIVE DRIVING ATTITUDES

Topics:

  • Pet Peeves
    • Explores situations and the actions of other drivers that may cause irritation or changes in decision making as well as an increase in risk-taking behaviour
    • Encourages a more tolerant outlook toward other drivers
  • Stress
    • How stress affects drivers mentally, emotionally, and physically to promote risk taking behaviour
    • What drivers can do to reduce or manage stress and their reaction to it
  • Anger
    • Anger is the most dangerous emotion when mixed with driving
    • Understand two kinds of anger that can result in reactionary or risk taking driving actions
    • Simple and effective anger management tools that can be used while driving
    • How to avoid personal confrontations and road rage incidents
  • Aggressive Driving
    • Understanding the nature of aggressive driving
    • How anyone can turn into an aggressive driver if stressed or provoked
    • How to reduce risky driving actions which could cause incidents
    • Reducing vehicle abuse, fuel, and repair costs
  • Emotional IQ
    • How willingness to take responsibility for resolving even bad situations in a positive way can reduce stress and empower drivers
    • How unrealistic expectations of others leads to disappointment, stress, and escalated risk tolerance

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

Pass mark: 80%

Attempts: 3

DEFENSIVE DRIVING FUNDAMENTALS

Topics:

  • THINK AND LOOK AHEAD
    • Understanding and applying advanced observation and recognition skills
    • Eye lead time
    • Scanning techniques
    • Situational awareness
  • ANTICIPATE HAZARDS
    • Identifying hazards
    • Recognizing potential hazards before they become critical
    • Predicting other traffic movements and planning responses in advance
  • KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPEN
    • Space cushion driving
    • Establishing and maintaining a safe following distance
    • Optimum spacing at stops and intersections
    • Freeway and highway space risk management
  • MANAGE THE RISK
    • How to make good decisions to minimize risk in common driving situations
    • Identifying safe speeds
    • How to take proactive steps to reduce risk in critical situations
  • CONTROL WITH FINESSE
    • Maintaining vehicle balance and stability
    • How to develop superior steering, braking, and accelerator control
    • Correct use of anti-lock brakes

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

Pass mark: 80%

Attempts: 3

DISTRACTED DRIVING

Topics:

  • Introduction – It’s Your Job, What You’ll Learn, What is Distracted Driving?
  • Recognizing Driving Distractions – Distractions Happen, Technology Distractions, Texting, Types of Distractions, Inattention Blindness
  • Managing Driving Distractions – Why Drivers Get Distracted, Dealing with Distracted Drivers
  • Avoiding a Distraction Disaster – Steps to Avoid a Disaster, Stay Focused, Recognize Signs of Distraction, Manage Distracted Drivers
  • Conclusion – Time to Review

Duration: Approximately 45 minutes

Pass mark: 80%

Attempts: 3

FIREFIGHTING & FIRE EXTINGUISHER SAFETY

Topics:

  • Understanding how fires burn
  • The fire triangle
  • The fire tetrahedron
  • Physical states of fuel
  • Types of heat
  • The role of oxygen in fires
  • Fire classifications
  • Fire extinguisher ratings and classifications
  • Fire extinguishing agents
  • Types of fire extinguishers
  • Fire extinguisher inspections
  • Basic firefighting procedures
  • Controlling fires

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

Pass mark: 80%

Attempts: 3

BACKING: TRACTOR-TRAILERS

Topics:

  • The dangers of backing
  • Basic guidelines for reducing the risks of backing
  • How to survey the area before backing
  • Tips and techniques for successful backing
  • Jack and Chase maneuvers
  • Techniques for straight-line backing
  • Techniques for alley dock backing
  • Techniques for jack-knife backing
  • Techniques for blind-side backing
  • Techniques for parallel parking

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Pass mark: 80%

Attempts: 3

WHMIS 2015 (GHS)

Topics:

  • WHMIS and GHS definition and responsibilities
  • The six classes of controlled products
  • WHMIS labels
  • Canadian material safety data sheets
  • International material safety data sheets and WHMIS 2015 safety data sheets
  • Implementing WHMIS and WHMIS after GHS in the workplace

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

Pass mark: 80%

Attempts: 3

TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS (TDG)

Topics:

  • The requirements for TDG training and certification
  • Dangerous goods classification
  • Packing groups
  • Shipping name
  • Compatibility groups
  • Placards and UN numbers
  • Label requirements
  • Safety marks
  • Packaging and vessel requirements
  • Requirements for documentation
  • Exemptions
  • The ERAP (Emergency Response Assistance Plans)
  • Reporting requirements
  • Containers
  • TDG schedules

Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours

Pass mark: 80%

Attempts: 3

COMMERCIAL DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM TOTAL DURATION: Approximately 16.5 hours

COMMERCIAL DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM ONLINE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon successful completion of each course, you will be provided with a certificate of completion for that course. Once all 11 courses have been completed, you will be provided with an additional Commercial Driver Training Program certificate of completion.


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