WANTED: G-Class Drivers

G-Class Drivers

WANTED DRIVING INSTRUCTORS

1 in Hamilton &

1 in Burlington

immediate start and

we offer competitive rates

Please contact: Sommer Crevar

G-Class Drivers 1038 King St. W. Hamilton, ON L8S 1L3

Ph. (905) 777-1112

www.gclassdrivers.com




OSL Air Brake Endorsement Program: Signing Authority Application

Please consider applying to become an

MTO Approved Air Brake Instructor (Signing Authority)

with the Ontario Safety League Air Brake program 

The Ontario Safety league is a not-for-profit organization and is considered to be Ontario’s Chief Public Road Safety Advocate. We celebrated our 100th Centenary in 2013. We are currently recruiting additional Signing Authorities to work under the Ontario Safety League (Recognized Authority) to deliver the MTO Approved Driver Certification Program for Air Brake Endorsement . We will consider applications from across Ontario; however preference will be given to applications from beyond the GTA**, .i.e. Eastern, Northern and South Western Ontario.
PLEASE note that the process to become an Approved SA could take up to 3 weeks (from completed application to MTO approval).
Also note that the process to get MTO Approval for the teaching location can take an additional 2 weeks (from completed request and inspection to MTO approval).
To be considered for this position you must provide us with the following documentation package:
  • OSL Application form for Signing Authority; ……..please download!
  • Copy of ABE Certificate (Current within 5 yrs)
  • Driver Record Search (Current abstract- within 21 days; Zero Demerit Points)
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Proof of Z Endorsement (minimum of 3 years)
    • Request a Standard Confirmation Letter from
Licensing Administration and Support Office,
Special Inquiry Unit,
Ministry of Transportation, 
87 Sir William Hearst Ave., Room 178
TORONTO, ON, M3M 0B4;

Ph: 416-246-7103

The Ministry may charge a small fee for this letter.

  • Letter back from MTO should include:
    • Name of Licensee
    • Driver’s License Number
    • Class
    • Condition
    • Endorsement
    • Expiry Date
    • Date When First Licensed
    • Status
    • (Ministry may show additional miscellaneous notes)
  • Copy of Drivers Licence (both sides readable)
  • Your current Resume
  • Your Business Plan (a one page overview/ summary)

Please mail in your package to the following address: Clearly mark the envelope SIGNING AUTHORITY APPLICATION And address to:

FAO: Jolanta Zapotoczna
Ontario Safety League
2595 Skymark Avenue, Suite 212
MISSISSAUGA, ON, L4W 4L5
Ph: 905-625-0556 Ext 229 or jzapotoczna@osl.org
 
Successful applicants will be invited to an information session to facilitate submission of application to the Ministry. Applicants who meet the MTO criteria will be notified and invited onto the OSL program.
Further information sessions will be provided and new Signing Authorities will be expected to attend a one day annual Re-Validation workshop in July each year.
We wish you every success and look forward to working with you.

*************** Service Regions ***************

Eastern Ontario:
  • Ottawa
  • Cornwall
  • Nepean
  • Petawawa
Northern Ontario:
  • North Bay
  • Sudbury
  • Huntsville / Orillia
  • Owen Sound
  • Kenora
  • Midland / Collingwood
South Western Ontario:
  • Kitchener / Waterloo / Cambridge
  • London / Woodstock
  • Chatham
  • St Catharines / Niagara
  • Sarnia



THE SENIOR DRIVER GUIDE

THE SENIOR DRIVER GUIDE

The Senior Driver Guide is an excellent tool to help senior drivers feel confident about an upcoming driving test or who may be questioning their ability to drive safely. Victoria’s heartfelt intention in writing The Guide is to give everyone an opportunity to be fully prepared for the challenges of aging whiling maintaining a safe and healthy ability to drive a motor vehicle!

REMEDIAL DRIVER DESENSITIZATION PROGRAMME (RDDP REFERENCE GUIDE)

RDDP Reference Guide is a complete programme specific to driver anxiety and phobia.  Due to the detailed step-by-step description of the programme, medical professionals and driver rehab specialists will find this an easy read, they will gain much reward in the successful presentation of this unique concept.

THESE BOOKS AND OTHERS CAN BE PURCHASED THROUGH THE WEB SITE BELOW, OR SIMPLY BY CONTACTING THE DRIVER REHAB TEAM AND PLACING AN ORDER.

CONTACT INFO:  DRIVER REHAB TEAM 

5419 BATTERSEA RD, BATTERSEA ONTARIO, K0H1H0

victoria@driverrehabteam.com

www.driverrehabteam.com

Phone (613) 353-6667

Fax (613) 353-8740




WINTER DRIVING IN ONTARIO

WINTER DRIVING IN ONTARIO

A typical Winter Driving Survival kit

It’s a good thing to keep a winter survival lit in your vehicle. Having essential supplies can provide some comfort and safety for you and you passengers should you become stranded.

  • Ice scraper
  • Snow brush
  • Cell phone
  • Traction aid, e.g. sand
  • Shovel
  • Tow rope/ chain
  • Booster cables
  • Road flares / warning lights
  • Gas line antifreeze
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Small Tool Kit
  • Extra clothing & footwear
  • Blanket
  • Non-perishable food
  • Candle and small tin can
  • Matches

If you get stuck or stranded, don’t panic. Stay with your vehicle for safety and warmth. Wait for help to arrive. Use your cell phone to call for help. Remember, dialing *OPP will connect you to the nearest Ontario Provincial Police communications centre.

Be careful if you have to get out of your vehicle whilst on the shoulder of a busy road. If possible use the door on side away from traffic. If you attempt to free your vehicle from the snow, be careful. Dress warmly, shovel slowly and do not over exert yourself. Do not attempt to shovel or push your vehicle if you have a medical condition. Body heat is retained when clothing is kept dry. Wet clothing due to the weather or perspiration, can lead to dangerous loss of body heat.

Draw attention to your vehicle. Use emergency flashers, flares or Call Police sign. Run your motor sparingly. For fresh air, slightly open a window away from the wind. You might have to exit your vehicle occasionally to make sure the exhaust pipe is clear of drifting snow before running the engine.

PLAN AHEAD; BE PREPARED; DRIVE SAFE!

The 3 key issues to safe winter driving:

  1. Stay Alert
  2. Slow Down
  3. Stay in Control

Drive with consideration to current weather and road conditions. Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front. Avoid situations where you may have to brake suddenly.

Make sure you get your vehicle WINTEZRIZED before the cold snowy winter weather arrives; i.e. check your battery, belts & hoses, radiator, oil, lights, brakes, exhaust system, heater/ defroster, wipers, windshield washer fluid and ignition system.

Change to using Winter Tires and make sure you check the pressure and condition. Winter Tires operate better at lower temperatures and provide better traction and shorter stopping distance. (They are NOT just for the snow).

If weather conditions are, or the forecast is for bad weather put off your trip. If you must make the trip then plan ahead. Plan your route, tell someone you’re travelling, your destination and approximate arrival time.

Wear comfortable clothing for driving and take along warm clothing for getting out of the vehicle.

Clear snow and ice from all windows, lights, mirrors and the roof. After starting your vehicle make sure you wait until all interior windows are clear of fog. Always travel with a minimum of half a tank of gas. Check your windshield washer fluid and that it is rated for -40c temperature. (keep an extra jug in the vehicle). Carry a cell phone with you.

ON THE ROAD!  Install Winter Tires!!

Be Seen! Turn on your vehicle lights. It is important to see and be seen in low light, blowing snow and white out conditions.

Keep your distance! A guide to safe distancing under normal driving conditions is the two-second rule. In winter, you should double the two-second rule, i.e. four-second rule. It takes longer to stop on a slippery road, so it is very important to leave lots of space between you and the vehicle in front.

Learn how to brake and control skidding under slippery wet road conditions.