Fatigue is a proven safety hazard for commercial drivers, and violating regulated limits can have serious consequences for a carrier’s operating record, profitability and road safety in general. As hours of service legislation affects many areas of a commercial fleet’s operations, drivers, supervisors, dispatchers, trainers and other safety personnel must have a thorough understanding of duty cycles and limits.
This three-day intensive course for Instructors focuses on how to achieve and monitor driver and carrier compliance with hours of service legislation. Topics will include: provincial and federal laws; logs and time sheets; duty cycles; record keeping; driver and carrier responsibilities; and monitoring daily logs.
Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:
Understand the purpose, structure and application of hours of service legislation;
- Identify legislated responsibilities of both commercial drivers and fleet operators concerning the maintenance of driver duty status records;
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of filling out daily logs.
- Identify training requirements for personnel involved with the transportation of dangerous goods, as applied to hours of service; and
Format: Classroom: Interactive workshop with formal instruction, discussion and practical exercises.
Resources: Supplied: Participant’s manual, handouts and sample forms.
Recommended: Highway Traffic Act,OntarioRegulations, and North American CVSA Standards.
Evaluation: Full attendance, class participation, assignments, tests for successful completion.
Certification: Certificate of completion.
Prerequisites: None. For safety and compliance supervisors, prior completion of the Fleet Driver Trainer Course is strongly recommended.
Duration: 3 days.
Course Dates: 2017: Mar 7-9, Sept 5-7