Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection

Classroom Training will recommence in 2022.

Online training option available.  Click here for more details.


Course Description

This course teaches drivers and managers how to apply the Daily Vehicle Inspection rules, complete inspection reports and report defects in compliance with Ontario Regulation 199/07. Drivers will understand how to conduct a proper inspection, the proper forms to use, the difference between minor and major defects and how to avoid getting a ticket. The program is a good way to avoid CVOR points that accompany violations. This course is based on the driver handbook “Practical Vehicle Inspection; Canadian Trip Inspection Requirements for Truck and Trailer”.

Why this is important

Laws in Ontario require every commercial vehicle to be inspected before it is taken onto any road or highway. This also means that drivers have to complete and sign inspection reports and carry inspection schedules.

Who should take the course

If you are a driver, a driver trainer, a supervisor or safety director, you need to understand the daily inspection regulations. In fact, all carrier personnel from operations to maintenance need to have a good understanding of these regulations. It’s going to affect how they perform their work. After attending this course, participants will understand how to properly inspect each of the 23 items listed on Schedule 1. Course Information



Course is Suitable for

Drivers, managers, trainers and operations staff

Learning Reference

“Practical Vehicle Inspection Handbook”, 46 page driver handbook included

Course Fee


Course Duration

4 hr


Yes, issued by OTA


Training will recommence in 2021