Professional Transport Driver Training School Ltd., Transport Driving School, Winnipeg, MB

Class 1 Training

Hourly Training

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In-Cab Training

Orientation

  • Safety Around Trucks
  • Vehicle Definitions

Vehicle Inspections

  • To Meet Legal and Safety Requirements

Basic Operation

  • Control Systems
  • Basic Control
  • Couple and Uncouple Procedure
  • Common Driver Mistakes and Dangers
  • Basic Proficiency Development
  • Brakes and the Air Brake System - Including Brake Adjustment

Shifting

  • Basic Upshifting and Downshifting
  • Advanced Shifting & Care of the Drivetrain
  • Fuel Efficient Operation

Backing

  • Backing Safety and Guiding
  • Basics of Backing
  • Bobtail Backing
  • Angle Backing
  • Advanced Backing

Safe Operating Practices

  • Visual Search:
    • Intersections
    • Interchanges
    • Small Towns
    • City Driving
  • Communication
  • Speed and Space Management:
    • Speed Control
    • Controlled Stopping
    • Following Distance
    • Curves and Driving on the Highway

Advanced Operation Practices

  • Hazard Perception - City & Highway
  • Emergency Maneuvers - Adverse Driving
  • Road Signs, Route Following & Inspection Stations
  • Preparation for Pre-employment Road Test

Classroom Training

Hours of Service Requirements

  • Canadian and American Regulations
  • Basics of Log Books
  • Advanced Log Book Training

Rules and Regulations

  • CVSA Vehicle Inspections
  • Weights & Dimensions
  • Immigration & Customs

Vehicle Maintenance

  • Introduction to Maintenance
  • Unscheduled Maintenance & Repairs
  • Handling Breakdowns
  • Diagnosing & Reporting Malfunctions
  • Preventative Maintenance

Adverse Driving & Vehicle Control Factors

  • Rollovers
  • Skids
  • Extreme Driving Conditions
  • Downhill Braking
  • Preventing Downhill Runaways
  • Handling Tire Failures

Handling Cargo

  • Cargo Documentation - Bills of Lading, Customs
  • Safe Loading, Securing the Load & Weight Distribution

Trip Planning

  • Map Reading & Route Planning, Fuel Stops & Calculations
  • Time & Distance Calculations

Accident Procedures

  • Safety & First Aid to the Injured
  • Scene of Accident & Accident Reports

Personal Health & Safety

  • Truck Stop Etiquette & Safety
  • Security & Vandalism Awareness
  • Dealing with Road Ragers Safely
  • Diet & Exercise
  • Cargo Theft & Vandalism
  • Life on the Road

Public & Employer Relations

  • Employment Preparation
  • Employment Procedures
  • Transport Drivers & the Public Perception