Professional Driver Training

PROFESSIONAL DRIVER IMPROVEMENT

Classroom Only
FULL DAY

Full Day: Classroom Presentation
6.5 Hours: Instruction Time
· Instructor Lead Presentations
· Developmental Exercises
· Multiple Choice Test

Course Outcomes:
· Improved Driver Attitude
· Understanding of Legislation
· Safe and Responsible Behaviour

CLASSROOM

Includes a presentation of Advanced Driving techniques, vehicle familiarity, fatigued driving, and safe vehicle handling. Developmental exercises prepare participants for the final written multiple choice test.

COURSE CONTENT

Topics covered during the classroom:

· Alberta Drivers Handbook
· Main Vehicle Safety Components
· Environment
· Vehicle Setup
· Air Break Refresher
· Fatigue and Alcohol Impairments
· Practical Driving Techniques
· Recovery Techniques
· Off-Road Driving Techniques
· Human Behaviours
· Driver Attitude
· Consequences

WRITTEN TEST

Multiple Choice: The written test consists of 45 Multiple Choice questions.

Students are prepared for the final test throughout the classroom presentations and discussion. All test questions are directly reviewed throughout the day.

DEMERIT REDUCTION

CTEC's Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) is an approved Alberta Transportation Demerit Reducing Course.

Demerit Point Reduction: Successful students receive a certificate for a reduction of up to 3 demerit points, to be used over two years.

HOURS OF SERVICE

Classroom Only
HALF DAY

Full Day: Classroom Presentation
6.5 Hours: Instruction Time
· Instructor Lead Presentations
· Log Book Refresher
· Multiple Choice Test

Course Outcomes:
· Improved Driver Attitude
· Understanding of Legislation
· Safe and Responsible Behaviour

CLASSROOM

Instructor lead presentations, review of legislation, log books, pre-trip and post-trip, driving fatigue, and safe driving behaviours.

COURSE CONTENT

Topics covered during the classroom:
· Provincial or Federal Legislation
· Fatigue Management
· Application
· Responsibilities
· Driver Activities
· Cycles
· Daily Limits
· Work Shift Limits
· Deferral of Off-Duty Time

WRITTEN TEST

Multiple Choice: The written test consists of 45 Multiple Choice questions.

Students are prepared for the final test throughout the classroom presentations and discussion. All test questions are directly reviewed throughout the day.

DEMERIT REDUCTION

CTEC's Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) is an approved Alberta Transportation Demerit Reducing Course.

Demerit Point Reduction: Successful students receive a certificate for a reduction of up to 3 demerit points, to be used over two years.

TRAILERING FUNDAMENTALS

Classroom, On-Track + On-Road
VARIOUS OPTIONS

Learning Outcomes:
· Tight Access Manoeuvres
· Braking and Accelerating
· Coupling and Un-Coupling
· Typical Hazards

Course Options:
· Classroom, On-Track + On-Road
· Classroom + On-Track
· One-on-One On-Road

CARGO SECUREMENT

Classroom Only
FULL DAY

Full Day: Classroom Presentation
· Proper Securement Tools
· Weight and Shifting of Cargo
· Consequences of Improper Securement
· Hands-On Problem Solving

Course Outcomes:
· Importance of a Secure Load
· Understanding of Legislation
· Practical Problem Solving Skills

CLASSROOM

Course Content:

· Driver Responsibilities
· Possible Hazards
· Related Legislation
· Consequences of Unsecured Items

WRITTEN TEST

Multiple Choice: The written test consists of Multiple Choice questions.

Students are prepared for the final test throughout the classroom presentations and discussion. All test questions are directly reviewed throughout the day.

NATIONAL SAFETY CODE REFRESHER

Classroom Only
FULL DAY

Full Day: Classroom Presentation
6.5 Hours: Instruction Time
· Instructor Lead Presentations
· Group Discussions
· Written Exercises

Course Outcomes:
· Drivers Follow Protocols
· Understanding of Legislation
· Safe and Responsible Behaviour

CLASSROOM

Instructor lead presentations, review of legislation, log books, pre-trip and post-trip, driving fatigue, and safe driving behaviours.

COURSE CONTENT

Topics covered during the classroom:
· Provincial or Federal Legislation
· Fatigue Management
· Responsibilities
· Hours of Service
· Pre-trip Inspection
· Air Break Refresher

WRITTEN COMPONENTS

Multiple Choice: The written test consists of Multiple Choice questions.

Students are prepared for the final test throughout the classroom presentations and discussion. All test questions are directly reviewed throughout the day.

Log Book Review: Each participant is provided real log book sheets to complete.

Once with step by step instruction and discussion, and again on their own using pre-decided scenarios.

Vehicle Inspection: Participants complete pre-trip inspection reports, including (if required) Air Brakes.

PROFESSIONAL DRIVER SCREENING

In-Office + On-Road
2-3 HOURS

ExceleRATE Screening:
Part One: In-Office VITALS Screening
· Computerized assessment of the critical cognitive skills needed to drive safely.
Part Two: Commercial On-Road Evaluation
· A behind-the-wheel assessment, specifically designed to break down which driving errors are caused by cognitive issues and which are the result of bad habits.

On-Road
2-3 HOURS

Individual Skills Assessment:
Option One: Driver Risk Assessment
· Instructor accompanies driver on a pre-trip inspection, and a specific route.
· Using a standardized form, the instructor evaluates driver actions and calculates driver risk based on driver behaviours.
Option Two: One-on-One Training
· Instructor accompanies driver on a pre-trip inspection, and a specific route, evaluating the driver behaviours using a standardized form.
· Following the initial assessment, the instructor reviews the driver behaviours and trains them to avoid their common driver errors.
· The participant then continues on the road, to attempt to correct any errors, while the instructor evaluates them a second time.

A final report, and copy of the assessment can be provided to management, if required