Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)

| Commercial Driver Training |

This course is designed for all drivers, regardless of the amount of time they have been involved in the transportation industry.

This course covers safety best practices, driver image and attitude, and defensive driving.

The course also includes information on Vehicle Trip Inspections as per the regulations of the Highway and Transportation Act. This standard aims at early identification of problems that could cause or contribute to collisions or vehicle breakdowns.

An overview of the Canadian Hours of Service Regulations is also provided. These regulations aim at ensuring drivers are not fatigued to the extent that they are unable to safely operate a commercial vehicle.

The Modules:

  • Module 1 – Attitude, Image and Public Relations
  • Module 2 – Driver Fitness, Fatigue and Alertness
  • Module 3 – Hours of Service Overview
  • Module 4 – Vehicle Inspections
  • Module 5 – Airbrakes Overview
  • Module 6 – Professional Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Module 7 – Passing, Following and Stopping
  • Module 8 – Backing
  • Module 9 – Determining Preventability
  • Module 10 – Adverse Conditions
  • Module 11 – Off-Highway Driving

Specifics:

  • One day course duration
  • 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
  • Certification expires every three (3) years

Pre-requisites: None

Language of Instruction: English

Course Calendar

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

Upcoming Opportunties

Feb
15

Professional Driver Improvement Course

Location: Via Zoom

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

Starts Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 9:00 am

Ends Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 4:30 pm

Register for February 15

Mar
15

Professional Driver Improvement Course

Location: Via Zoom

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

Starts Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 9:00 am

Ends Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 4:30 pm

Register for March 15

Apr
20

Professional Driver Improvement Course

Location: Via Zoom

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

Starts Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 9:00 am

Ends Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 4:30 pm

Register for April 20

May
18

Professional Driver Improvement Course

Location: Via Zoom

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

Starts Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 9:00 am

Ends Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 4:30 pm

Register for May 18

Jun
15

Professional Drivers Improvement Course

Location: Via Zoom

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

Starts Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 9:00 am

Ends Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 4:30 pm

Register for June 15

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

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