Long Combination Vehicles (LCV)

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Long Combination Vehicles (LCV’s) are also referred to as Energy Efficient Motor Vehicles (EEMV’s). This course was funded by the Canadian Trucking Research Institute (CTRI) of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and developed by the Alberta and Saskatchewan Trucking Associations.

This training was designed to comply with the Harmonization of Special Permit Conditions for Operation of Long Combination Vehicles in Western Canada. This Memorandum of Understanding is an agreement signed by the Governments of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. In the agreement, drivers must meet a minimum standard for qualifications and training. It is the carrier who is responsible for ensuring that those qualifications are met, but the STA assists carrier companies by providing training for their drivers. The STA is also the provincial designate responsible for certifying LCV instructors.

In the training, we pay special attention to make certain that the participant is well-informed on the requirements as set out by the Memorandum of Understanding. Another important aspect of our training is an in-depth look at the permits. A quick look at the topics covered in the Modules will provide a representation of how comprehensive and valuable this training will be to professional drivers.

LCVs must only be operated by drivers with at least two years of driving experience with articulated vehicles and a solid clean driving history. Please be aware of the prerequisites and note that the STA requires documentation to support the requirements.

The Modules:

  • Chapter 1 – LCV Productivity and Driver Qualifications
  • Chapter 2 – LCV Characteristics, Permit Conditions, and Coupling
  • Chapter 3 – Inspections
  • Chapter 4 – Urban Driving
  • Chapter 5 – Highway Driving
  • Chapter 6 – Driving Accident Prevention
  • Chapter 7 – Regulation Variances

Note: Although the STA issues a wallet card, employers must still issue annual certification per regulations.

Participant Program Details

Prerequisites:

  • Valid PDIC
  • Must be employed by a company that holds a valid LCV/EEMC permit – copy of permit requested
  • Valid Class 1 license with airbrake endorsement
  • Clean Driver’s Abstract (within 30 days)
  • No driving-related criminal code convictions in the prior 36 months; no more than 2 moving violations in the prior 12 months; and no more than 3 moving violations in the prior 36 months
  • Has a minimum of 24 months or 150,000 km of driving experience with articulated vehicles

Specifics:

  • LCV is a one-day course
  • Successful completion of the course requires a minimum of 80% on the final exam
  • Each participant receives a handbook
  • Wallet card issued by the STA

Pre-requisites:

  • Valid PDIC
  • Must be employed by a company that holds a valid LCV/EEMC permit – copy of permit requested
  • Valid Class 1 license with airbrake endorsement
  • Clean Driver’s Abstract (within 30 days)
  • No driving-related criminal code convictions in the prior 36 months; no more than 2 moving violations in the prior 12 months; and no more than 3 moving violations in the prior 36 months
  • Has a minimum of 24 months or 150,000 km of driving experience with articulated vehicles

Language of Instruction: English

Course Calendar

Instructor-led in-person and video conference training is offered on a calendar schedule.

Upcoming Opportunties

Feb
16

Long Combination Vehicle

Location: Via Zoom

Cancellation Policy details can be found at the bottom of the Training Calendar page, Please take note of them.

Starts Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 9:00 am

Ends Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 4:30 pm

Register for February 16

Mar
16

Long Combination Vehicles

Location: Via Zoom

Cancellation Policy details can be found at the bottom of the Training Calendar page, Please take note of them.

Starts Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 9:00 am

Ends Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 4:30 pm

Register for March 16

Apr
21

Long Combination Vehicle

Location: Via Zoom

Cancellation Policy details can be found at the bottom of the Training Calendar page, Please take note of them.

Starts Friday, April 21, 2023 - 9:00 am

Ends Friday, April 21, 2023 - 4:30 pm

Register for April 21

May
19

Long Combination Vehicles

Location: Via Zoom

Cancellation Policy details can be found at the bottom of the Training Calendar page, Please take note of them.

Starts Friday, May 19, 2023 - 9:00 am

Ends Friday, May 19, 2023 - 4:30 pm

Register for May 19

Jun
16

Long Combination Vehicles

Location: Via Zoom

Cancellation Policy details can be found at the bottom of the Training Calendar page, Please take note of them.

Starts Friday, June 16, 2023 - 9:00 am

Ends Friday, June 16, 2023 - 4:30 pm

Register for June 16

FEE
$400.00
 
INSTRUCTION
Instructor-Led via Video Conference
DURATION
One Day

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