Commercial Driver Training Program

Earn your Commercial Driver Training Program certificate upon successful completion of this course


  • : 15 Hour
  • : 80 / 0
  • : English
  • : No
  • : Yes
  • Commercial Driving

Course overview


This program includes a variety of required and recommended courses for professionals working in the Commercial Transportation Industry.Upon successful completion of each course, you will be provided with a certificate of completion for that course.Below is a listing of the courses within the program, and the topics covered by each course.


Canadian Federal Hours of Service NSC Standard 9 Topics

  • The history of Federal Hours of Service legislation
  • The human body clock and fatigue
  • When driving is prohibited
  • Which vehicles the regulations apply to and which are exempt
  • Logbooks and daily duty status categories
  • On-duty limits and off-duty requirements
  • Sleeper berth requirements
  • Cycles, cycle limits, cycle resets, and cycle switching
  • Special permits for various vehicles
  • Exemptions for emergencies or adverse driving conditions
  • Out-of-service declarations
  • Inspections

North American Cargo Securement NSC Standard 10 Topics

  • Why cargo securement is important
  • What federal regulations mean to drivers and carriers
  • How cargo securement affects CSA scores
  • Working load limits
  • Direct and indirect tie-downs
  • Proper cargo loading and securement techniques
  • Performing pre-trip and en route flatbed and cargo inspections
  • Best practices for securing common commodities

Commercial Vehicle Daily Trip Inspection NSC Standard 13 Topics

  • Module 1: Preparing for the Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Module 2: Inspecting the Air Brake System
  • Module 3: Defects and Major Defects
  • Module 4: Performing the Inspection

Weights and Dimensions Topics

  • Factors that influence commercial vehicle weight allowances
  • The legal load limit, required safety measures, and related exemptions
  • Factors that determine the maximum allowable length for a vehicle and load
  • The difference between primary highways and local roadways
  • Road bans and their impact on you
  • Conditions under which an over-dimensional permit must be obtained and used

Defensive Driving Attitudes Online Course Topics

  • Pet Peeves
    • Explores situations and the actions of other drivers that may cause irritation or changes in decision making as well as an increase in risk-taking behaviour
    • Encourages a more tolerant outlook toward other drivers
  • Stress
    • How stress affects drivers mentally, emotionally, and physically to promote risk taking behaviour
    • What drivers can do to reduce or manage stress and their reaction to it
  • Anger
    • Anger is the most dangerous emotion when mixed with driving
    • Understand two kinds of anger that can result in reactionary or risk taking driving actions
    • Simple and effective anger management tools that can be used while driving
    • How to avoid personal confrontations and road rage incidents
  • Aggressive Driving
    • Understanding the nature of aggressive driving
    • How anyone can turn into an aggressive driver if stressed or provoked
    • How to reduce risky driving actions which could cause incidents
    • Reducing vehicle abuse, fuel, and repair costs
  • Emotional IQ
    • How willingness to take responsibility for resolving even bad situations in a positive way can reduce stress and empower drivers
    • How unrealistic expectations of others leads to disappointment, stress, and escalated risk tolerance

Defensive Driving Fundamentals Online Course Topics

    • Understanding and applying advanced observation and recognition skills
    • Eye lead time
    • Scanning techniques
    • Situational awareness
    • Identifying hazards
    • Recognizing potential hazards before they become critical
    • Predicting other traffic movements and planning responses in advance
    • Space cushion driving
    • Establishing and maintaining a safe following distance
    • Optimum spacing at stops and intersections
    • Freeway and highway space risk management
    • How to make good decisions to minimize risk in common driving situations
    • Identifying safe speeds
    • How to take proactive steps to reduce risk in critical situations
    • Maintaining vehicle balance and stability
    • How to develop superior steering, braking, and accelerator control
    • Correct use of anti-lock brakes

Distracted Driving Online Course Topics

  • Introduction ? It?s Your Job, What You?ll Learn, What is Distracted Driving?
  • Recognizing Driving Distractions ? Distractions Happen, Technology Distractions, Texting, Types of Distractions, Inattention Blindness
  • Managing Driving Distractions ? Why Drivers Get Distracted, Dealing with Distracted Drivers
  • Avoiding a Distraction Disaster ? Steps to Avoid a Disaster, Stay Focused, Recognize Signs of Distraction, Manage Distracted Drivers
  • Conclusion ? Time to Review

Air Brakes Study Guide Course Topics

  • Section One: Air Brake Curriculum Part 1
    • Introduction
      • Program Outline
    • Air Brake Pretrip
      • Reservoirs Full
      • Reservoirs Empty
    • Airbrake System Overview
    • Supply System
    • Service System
    • Park Brakes
    • Tractor / Trailer
    • System Failures
  • Section Two: Air Brake Curriculum Part 2
    • Foundation Brakes and Adjustment
    • Air Operated Disc Brakes
    • Driving Tips
      • Braking
      • Retarders
      • Icy Roads
      • Downgrades
        • On Highways
        • Pre-hill Inspections
        • In Town
        • Runaway Lanes
      • Anti-Lock Braking Systems
      • Automatic Traction Control

Firefighting & Fire Extinguisher Safety Course Topics

  • Understanding how fires burn
  • The fire triangle
  • The fire tetrahedron
  • Physical states of fuel
  • Types of heat
  • The role of oxygen in fires
  • Fire classifications
  • Fire extinguisher ratings and classifications
  • Fire extinguishing agents
  • Types of fire extinguishers
  • Fire extinguisher inspections
  • Basic firefighting procedures
  • Controlling fires

Backing: Tractor Trailers Course Topics

  • The dangers of backing
  • Basic guidelines for reducing the risks of backing
  • How to survey the area before backing
  • Tips and techniques for successful backing
  • Jack and Chase maneuvers
  • Techniques for straight-line backing
  • Techniques for alley dock backing
  • Techniques for jack-knife backing
  • Techniques for blind-side backing
  • Techniques for parallel parking

WHMIS 2015 (GHS) Online Course Topics

  • WHMIS and GHS definition and responsibilities
  • The six classes of controlled products
  • WHMIS labels
  • Canadian material safety data sheets
  • International material safety data sheets and WHMIS 2015 safety data sheets
  • Implementing WHMIS and WHMIS after GHS in the workplace

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Course Topics

  • The requirements for TDG training and certification
  • Dangerous goods classification
  • Packing groups
  • Shipping name
  • Compatibility groups
  • Placards and UN numbers
  • Label requirements
  • Safety marks
  • Packaging and vessel requirements
  • Requirements for documentation
  • Exemptions
  • The ERAP (Emergency Response Assistance Plans)
  • Reporting requirements
  • Containers
  • TDG schedules