Early detection and prompt correction of mechanical deficiencies can enable carriers to operate more efficiently and profitably. This can be achieved through the maintenance of a good CVOR rating as well as the reduction of major repair costs, downtime and fines. This interactive workshop addresses the requirement for and content of a proper trip inspection, in the context of regulatory compliance and safety.
Building on the experience gained through the Fleet Driver Trainer Course, this workshop gives in-depth information on how to develop and introduce a proper trip inspection into fleet operations. Regulatory compliance issues in the context of the following will be discussed:
- National Safety Code Standard 13 and its application in Ontario
- Excerpts from the Highway Traffic Act
- Excerpts from Ontario Regulations pertaining to equipment
- Inspection Standards
- CVSA Out-of-Service Criteria
Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:
- understand the purpose of trip inspections;
- identify the critical operating and regulatory compliance issues as delineated in the National Safety Code’s Standard 13;
- identify and apply trip inspection procedures in accordance with applicable standards and regulations.
Format: Classroom: Formal presentations coupled with workshop style instruction & exercises and interactive discussion.
Resources: Supplied: Participant’s manual and sample forms.
Recommended: Highway Traffic Act (Ontario) and CVSA Out-of-Service Criteria.
Evaluation: Full attendance, participation and a written knowledge verification assessment.
Certification: Certificate of Completion
Prerequisites: For private owners and users of light vehicles and trailers, an understanding of commercial vehicle components is helpful.
Duration: 2 days.