Trip Inspection

Course Description

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 pre-trip inspection (circle check), in the context of regulatory compliance and safety.

  • 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
  • Enforcement Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 & exercises and discussion.

Resources:  Supplied:  Participant’s manual.

Evaluation: Full attendance, participation of knowledge and practical.

Certification: Certificate of Completion.

Prerequisites: For private owners and users of light vehicles and trailers, an understanding of commercial vehicle components is helpful.

Who should attend:  Drivers, Shipping/Loading personnel and Safety/ Training management

Duration: 1 day.

Course Dates:  2021:     April 16;  Sept 24

Fee: $365+HST