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Practical Vehicle Inspection

Based on Techni-Com' s Practical Vehicle Inspection handbook, this course teaches drivers how to apply the rules, complete inspection reports and report defects in compliance with the National Safety Code, Standard 13. It utilizes the Ontario Trucking Association's versions of Schedule 1 and Vehicle Inspection Reports.

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*NEW* – U.S. Hours of Service 2013 Update

An introduction to the new U.S. Hours of Service regulations that took effect July 1, 2013. This module focuses primarily on the things that are changing, including the 30 minute break requirement, the 168 hr. rule, and the 34 hr. restart, and is suitable for drivers and staff familiar with the pre-July 1, 2013 regulations.

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HOS & Logbooks (Canada & U.S.)

An outline of the regulations for Hours of Service in Canada and the U.S., along with a detailed examination of the correct procedure for filling out daily logs, including sleeper berth and other exceptions. Examples for both Canada and the United States are used throughout the course, along with comparison charts to highlight the differences between the two countries. The importance of pre-trip planning and inspection is also discussed.

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HOS & Logbooks (Canada)

A look at the principles of defensive driving, specifically as applied to safe operation in winter weather. Topics discuss equipment preparation and maintenance, identifying and adjusting for adverse winter conditions, handling emergency situations, and additional precautions for mountain driving.

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Winter Driving

A look at the principles of defensive driving, specifically as applied to safe operation in winter weather. Topics discuss equipment preparation and maintenance, identifying and adjusting for adverse winter conditions, handling emergency situations, and additional precautions for mountain driving.

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Defensive Driving – Straight Truck

An overview of straight truck defensive driving practices, outlining the conditions that affect every driving situation, the factors contributing to collisions, and the fundamental rules of defensive driving. Topics include speed and space management, intersections, turning, lane changes, backing up, parking lots, and dealing with adverse conditions.

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Defensive Driving – Tractor-Trailer

An overview of tractor-trailer defensive driving practices, outlining the conditions that affect every driving situation, the factors contributing to collisions, and the fundamental rules of defensive driving. Topics include speed and space management, intersections, turning, lane changes, backing up, and dealing with adverse conditions.

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