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Full Courses

Border Crossing

Description: This course provides truck drivers with an overview of the Canada – U.S. border, cross-border shipment requirements, and tips to assist with border crossing in either direction.

After completing this course you will be able to:

Identify the importance of the cross-border trucking industry
Describe the role of the key players in cross-border shipments
Name some of the programs in place to improve security and speed up the border crossing process
Explain the PARS/PAPS process
Describe the role of the driver in taking a FAST shipment across the border
List the requirements for Customs prenotification when transporting shipments both southbound and northbound across the Canada – U.S. border
Explain what drivers can and cannot do as Temporary Visitors for Business in the U.S. and Canada
List the personal identification that a driver should have to cross the border
Describe the shipment documentation that a driver needs to have ready for Customs officials

Defensive Driving-Tractor Trailer

Description: Professional drivers are held to a higher standard on the road and part of that standard includes practicing defensive driving techniques. This course will provide drivers with some reminders of basic vehicle operation and then present a variety of defensive driving techniques. Practices such as entering an intersection, backing up and safe following distance will be demonstrated using text, narration, animation, and quiz questions for reinforcement.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Describe the responsibilities of being a professional driver
Explain some of the things drivers can do to perform at their best
Describe best practices for basic handling activities such as turning, braking and stopping the vehicle
Describe the proper procedure for entering an intersection
Explain how to safely change lanes
Describe how to determine and establish a safe following distance
List some of the ways to handle driving conditions such as night time, rain, ice and fog

Defensive Driving-Straight Trailer

Description:  Professional drivers are held to a higher standard on the road and part of that standard includes practicing safe driving habits. This course will provide drivers with some reminders of basic vehicle operation and then present a variety of proper driving techniques.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Describe the responsibilities of being a professional driver
Explain some of the things drivers can do to perform at their best
Describe best practices for turning, braking and stopping the vehicle
Describe the proper procedure for entering an intersection
Explain how to safely change lanes
Describe how to determine and establish a safe following distance
List some of the ways to handle driving conditions such as night time, rain, ice and fog

Defensive Driving-Cars and Vans

Description: Professional drivers are held to a higher standard on the road and part of that standard includes practicing safe driving habits. This course will provide drivers with some reminders of basic vehicle operation and then present a variety of proper driving techniques

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Describe the responsibilities of being a professional driver
Explain some of the things drivers can do to perform at their best
Describe best practices for turning, braking and stopping the vehicle
Describe the proper procedure for entering an intersection
Explain how to safely change lanes
Describe how to determine and establish a safe following distance
List some of the ways to handle driving conditions such as night time, rain, ice and fog

Winter Driving

Description: There are three basic rules to driving safely and defensively: Be prepared, look ahead and around and adjust your driving to any adverse conditions. These rules apply even more to winter driving, where conditions are slippery and more hazardous than in summer weather. This module will discuss the ways to prepare for winter, what to be aware of during a trip and how to avoid or deal with hazardous winter conditions.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Explain the importance of preparing for winter early
Create a checklist to prepare for winter weather
Explain how your equipment is affected by winter weather
Describe how to recognize and take action against adverse conditions caused by winter weather
List methods of safely driving through adverse conditions
Explain precautions to take when driving through mountains

HOS & Logbooks (Canada)

Description: This course covers the regulations for Hours of Service and instructions for correctly completing a daily log under a variety of conditions. Exceptions to the regulations and pre-trip planning activities are also addressed.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

List the information needed to prepare for a trip
Explain the effects of fatigue and how to minimize them during a trip
Explain the importance of Hours of Service Regulations
List the hour restrictions for each duty type
List the main components of an inspection report
Fill out a complete and correct daily log
Log the sleeper berth exception correctly
List the Hours of Service exceptions for emergency and adverse driving conditions

HOS & Logbooks (Canada and US)

Description: This course will cover the Regulations for Hours of Service in both Canada and the United States. Examples of how daily logs should be completed will be provided and exceptions to the Regulations will also be covered. Pre-trip planning suggestions and inspection regulations for both countries are also covered.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

List the information needed to prepare for a trip
Explain the effects of fatigue and how to minimize them during a trip
Explain the importance of Hours of Service Regulations
List the hour restrictions for each duty type
List the main components of an inspection report
Fill out a complete and correct daily log
Log the sleeper berth exception correctly
List the Hours of Service exceptions for emergency and adverse driving conditions

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Description: This course will give drivers an overview of where to find the information they need in the TDG Clear Language Regulations and provide guidelines for applying the Regulations.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Locate information from Schedules 1, 2 and 3
Determine the accuracy of shipping documents
Identify standard types of means of containment
Determine required safety marks
Identify safe handling and loading procedures
Describe how to report an accidental release
Find information in the Emergency Response Guidebook

WHMIS

Description: Do you know when a product you are using is hazardous? If is it, do you know how it will affect your health? This course will help you identify each of the hazardous material symbols used by the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System, and how to read the documents that provide this important information

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Identify when a material is covered by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulations and when it falls under WHMIS
Identify the symbols for the six classes of hazardous material
List the identifying marks of a supplier label
Explain the difference between a supplier label and a workplace label
Use an MSDS to locate information about a hazardous material

North American Standard Cargo Securement

Description: This course provides an introduction to the North American Cargo Securement Standard (Canadian NSC Standard 10 and 49 CFR 393.100 & 393.136).

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Describe the effects and hazards of poor cargo securement
Describe the forces that act on cargo in a moving vehicle
Explain the cargo securement standard, its exceptions and general requirements
Describe the responsibilities of driver and carrier in securing cargo
Describe how vehicle structure, securing devices and/or blocking/bracing equipment can be used in a securement system
Define the Working Load Limit
Explain specific procedures for cargo with a tendency to roll or tip

Maximizing Fuel Efficiency

Description:  As fuel prices rise and vehicle emissions become more of a public concern, drivers are more concerned about their fuel consumption than ever. How do you make sure that you are using your fuel wisely? This course will explain the impact that the transportation industry has on both fuel consumption and the environment. It will also show you how to change your driving and purchasing habits in order to maximize your fuel!

After completing this course, you will be able to:

You will be able to describe fuel consumption patterns in North America
List ways that the trucking industry is trying to promote fuel efficiency throughout North America
List fuel efficiency factors that are out of your control
Define the three types of resistance that a truck has to work against to move a load
Explain strategies to maximize fuel efficiency for each of the three resistance types
List driving habits that can be changed to maximize fuel efficiency

Business Management for Owner/Operators

Description: This course is a beginner’s guide for new Operators containing tools and information that will help in the quest to be among the most successful in the business.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Describe best business practices to follow while on the road
Explain the importance of keeping accurate and complete records
List considerations to remember when deciding about acquiring your vehicle
Describe best practices when signing any business agreement
Compare fixed and variable costs and how to control them
Calculate pay-per-mile and gross revenue
Explain how to manage time to become more profitable
Describe the different taxes for which you are responsible
Define Operating and Reserve accounts
List considerations to remember when signing with a carrier

Practical Vehicle Inspection

Description: This course will provide an overview of vehicle inspection activities, including safety implications, identification of defects and reporting tools. It is based on Techni-Coms Practical Vehicle Inspections course and utilizes the Ontario Trucking Associations versions of Schedule 1 and Vehicle Inspection Reports.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Describe the importance of completing a vehicle inspection
Explain the different responsibilities in completing vehicle inspections
Use Schedule 1 to help identify minor and major defects for each inspection item
Describe how reports are completed, signed and stored
List the documents that may be required by enforcement officials

Lift Truck Operator

Description: According to the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), powered industrial truck accidents cause approximately 100 fatalities and over 36,000 serious injuries in general industry and construction every year.  Although they are small and easy to operate, heavy loads and restricted visibility can make lift trucks very dangerous. Understanding how a lift truck operates can keep both you and those around you safe!

After completing this course, you will be able to:

List common hazards that occur around a lift truck
Explain your rights and responsibilities when working with lift truck machinery
Describe the components of and how forces act on a lift truck
Explain how to safely operate a lift truck in a variety of situations
Describe basic maintenance procedures for propane, diesel, gasoline and battery-powered trucks

The Road to Wellness (Complete)

Description: There are three cornerstones to promoting good health: diet, exercise and the proper amount of sleep. This course will discuss the importance of each component, how they fit together and how drivers can change their habits to increase their well-being.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Explain how fatigue affects driving ability and how to detect when they might be fatigued on the road
Describe how circadian rhythms affect your body and your sleep
Explain the obstacles to getting good sleep on the road and list methods of overcoming sleep obstacles
List the health hazards of not maintaining a healthy weight as a driver
Describe the four food groups and how to read a nutrition label
List examples of activities you can do to begin an exercise routine
Describe the importance of hand washing to avoid spreading germs or catching a virus
Explain the steps in sneezing properly
List the four steps in lifting a heavy object properly
Explain the importance of core muscles to a driver and how to strengthen these muscles

CSA for Drivers

Description: CSA, which stands for Compliance, Safety, Accountability, is an FMCSA safety program designed to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes. The program includes an enforcement and compliance model allowing FMCSA and its state partners to proactively work with a larger number of carriers and address safety problems before crashes occur.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Explain why CSA was developed
Describe the CSA Operational Model
Describe each of the six BASICs and the Crash Indicator
Explain how BASIC and Crash Indicator measures are weighted in the SMS
Explain how the threshold value triggers CSA interventions
Compare the different CSA interventions
Describe the Safety Fitness Determination and Pre-Employment Screening programs and how they fit into CSA

Fire Safety

Description: Whether you’re a driver or work indoors, there are fire hazards all around you. The best way to fight against a potential fire is to keep it from starting. This course will explain the different classes of fire and their specific dangers. It will look at safe workplace practices that will prevent a fire from occurring, as well as the steps to take in the event of a fire. The correct operation of a fire extinguisher will also be discussed.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Explain how the Fire Triangle can be used to prevent and fight fire
List the five classes of fire
Explain the importance of a flash point
Describe good housekeeping practices to reduce the risk of fire
List the components of a fire exit strategy
Describe fire prevention measures to use around a vehicle
Explain the three-step process used to respond to a fire
Describe the four steps of the PASS method
List special considerations for different classes of fire
Explain the process for safely handling a vehicle fire

Defensive Driving Mini Courses

Basics

Description: This refresher module reviews the fundamental rules and principles of driving defensively as well as discussing the benefits of taking care of yourself and planning ahead.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

List the 6 different conditions that affect every driving situation
Describe the top 5 factors that contribute to collisions involving commercial drivers
List the 3 rules of defensive driving
Describe the steps you can take to plan your trip ahead of time
List the ways you can make sure that you are in as a good a shape as possible to drive
Describe the characteristics of an aggressive driver
List ways to stay safe on the road and in your cab

Handling Turns and Curves

Description: This refresher module takes drivers through defensive driving techniques applicable to turns and curves, including off tracking and handling inertia, centrifugal force and traction

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Describe how inertia, centrifugal force and traction affect your ability to handle a turn or curve
Explain how the concepts of off-tracking and turning radius affect your ability to turn your vehicle
List the different situations that would require different methods of turning
Describe the general procedure for making a right-hand turn
Describe the general procedure for making a left-hand turn
Explain the best practice for handling a curve to the right and left

Speed and Space

Description: This refresher module takes drivers through defensive driving techniques applicable to speed and space, including stopping and following distance.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Explain what it means to look ahead and around
Describe best practices for braking a large commercial vehicle
List the 3 factors that affect your ability to stop a vehicle safely
Give an example to define stopping distance
Explain the rules for determining a safe following distance

Backing Techniques

Description: This refresher module takes drivers through defensive driving techniques applicable to backing up, including how to avoid a backing collision and best practices for safe backing.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

List the best practices for safe backing
Describe the ways to reduce your chances of having a backing collision in a parking lot
Describe how to do straight line backing
Describe the procedure involved in backing using the 90 degree method

Intersections

Description: This refresher module takes drivers through defensive driving techniques applicable to intersections, including entering an intersection, right-of-way rules, and adverse conditions where more care is required.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Describe the defensive driving techniques for safely entering an intersection
Explain the rules of right-of-way
Given a scenario, identify which vehicle has the right-of-way

Lane Changes and Passing

Description:  This refresher module takes drivers through defensive driving techniques applicable to changing lanes and passing, including aggressive driving

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Describe the procedure you should follow to safely change lanes or pass another vehicle
List defensive driving techniques to avoid a collision when changing lanes

Adverse Conditions

Description: This refresher module takes drivers through defensive driving techniques applicable to adverse conditions, including rain, snow, fog, and light, where more care is required.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Describe what you can do to avoid skidding in wet weather
Explain how to recover from a skid
Describe the best practices for safe driving in snow and ice
Explain how you can minimize your risk of a collision when driving in rain and fog
List some of the things you should do to drive safely through construction sites
Describe the things you can do when dealing with adverse light conditions
List the potential hazards you should be aware of with adverse traffic conditions

HOS and Logbooks Mini-Courses

Logging Your Duty Period (Canada)

Description: This module will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. This module will demonstrate how to correctly log duty periods and explain the situations in which a driver would use the Remarks section. The two duty cycles will be explained, as well as how to use deferrals and restarts

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Record daily duty status as per the Hours of Service regulations
Define the two duty cycles
List the information used in the Remarks section of your daily log
Calculate the available hours for a given driving cycle
Describe situations in which deferrals and restarts can be used

Logging Your Duty Period (Canada and US)

Description: This module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. This module will demonstrate how to correctly log duty periods and explain the situations in which a driver would use the Remarks section. The duty cycles in Canada, known as duty limits in the United States, will be explained, as well as how to use deferrals and restarts.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Record daily duty status as per the Hours of Service regulations
Define the two duty cycles in Canada and duty limits in the United States
List the information used in the Remarks section of your daily log
Calculate the available hours for a given driving duty cycle or limit
Describe situations in which deferrals and restarts can be used

Sleeper Berth and Other Exceptions (Canada and US)

Description: This module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. This module describes the sleeper berth exceptions and how they apply in Canada and the U.S. Examples of daily logs will show the different methods of entering off-duty time and the exceptions that apply.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Explain the requirements of the sleeper berth exception for single and team drivers in Canada and the United States
Describe when it is appropriate to exceed on-duty and driving limits

Sleeper Berth and Other Exceptions (Canada)

Description:  This module will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.  This module will describe the different exceptions that apply when completing the daily log, focusing on correctly logging the sleeper berth exception. Other exceptions include driving within 160 km, driving north of 60 degrees and emergency conditions.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Explain the requirements of the sleeper berth exception for single and team drivers
List the conditions of the 160 km rule
Describe when it is appropriate to exceed on-duty and driving limits

US Hours of Service 2013 Update

Description:  This module covers the changes to the Hours of Service rules in the United States effective on July 1, 2013

After completing this course, you will be able to:

List the new rule’s 4 major changes
Explain the 30-minute break and how it affects your day
Describe the two new provisions for resting
Calculate the 34-hour restart using the new requirements

The Road to Wellness Mini Courses

The Road to Wellness - Diet and Exercise

Description: This module focuses on diet and exercise, two of the three cornerstones to promoting good health along with quality sleep. Eating healthy and exercising is a challenge, especially on the road, but it’s imperative to avoid long-term illnesses such as sleep apnea and heart disease. This module helps drivers understand the elements of a healthy diet and exercise plan, as well as ways to start improvements in this area.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Explain the relationship between obesity, diabetes and sleep debt
List risk factors for diabetes
Explain how to use the Canada Food Guide to create a healthy diet
Explain how to read a nutrition label
List the three main types of exercise and examples of activities for each type
List tips for starting an exercise program and how to stay motivated

The Road to Wellness - Fatigue

Description: This module focuses on fatigue, one of the three cornerstones to promoting good health along with diet and regular exercise. Fatigue is a hot topic in the transportation industry, and getting enough quality rest is more important than ever before. This module helps drivers understand how fatigue affects them, as well as ways to minimize its negative effects

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Explain the immediate, medium term and long term effects of sustained fatigue
Identify signs of fatigue
List ways to help avoid fatigued driving
Determine your level of sleepiness and your circadian rhythms
List obstacles to getting good sleep and how to overcome them

Baseline (Standalone) Tests

Cargo Securement

Description: Test of Cargo Securement baseline knowledge

Defensive Driving

Description: Test of baseline Defensive Driving knowledge

HOS and Logbooks (Canada)

Description: Test of Pretrip, HOS & Logbooks (Canada) 2007 baseline knowledge.

HOS and Logbooks (Canada and US)

Description: Test of Pretrip, HOS & Logbooks (Canada & US) 2007 baseline knowledge.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Description: Test of Transportation of Dangerous Goods baseline knowledge.

Owner/Operators-Managing Your Business

Description: Test of baseline knowledge of the best practies for O/O’s to manage their business

For More Information Contanct: Matt Richardson 905-765-3445 ext.203 mrichardson@krway.com