Hours of Service: Instructor – 22 – 08 – 30
August 30 - September 1
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
Classroom: Interactive workshop with formal instruction, discussion and practical exercises.
Supplied: Participant’s manual, handouts and sample forms.
Highway Traffic Act, Ontario Regulations, and North American CVSA Standards.
Full attendance, class participation, assignments, tests for successful completion.
Certificate of completion.
None. For safety and compliance supervisors, prior completion of the Fleet Driver Trainer Course is strongly recommended.