Resource Industry Driver Enhancement (RIDE)
The purpose of this course is to provide the resource industry, namely oilfield and forestry, and their professional drivers, sufficient training that is acceptable to the employers within the industry and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Transportation.
- Professional Driver Improvement Elements
- Off-Highway Driving
- Map Reading
- Regulatory Requirements
- Weights and Dimensions
- Cargo Securement Overview
- Transporting Dangerous Goods Overview
- Hand Signals
- Fire Prevention and Fire Extinguishers
- Vehicle Mounted Equipment
Who Should Take This Course?
- Carriers Applying for an "Oil Well Service Vehicle Permit (OWSVP)"
- Anyone Driving Off-Highway
Admission Requirements and Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course. RIDE will be of special interest to companies applying for an “Oil Well Service Vehicle Permit (OWSVP)” because RIDE has been approved by the Saskatchewan provincial government as appropriate training. Oil well service vehicle drivers typically need to work for longer periods than the cycle limits imposed by the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations. Section 63 of the regulations (Oil Well Service Vehicle Permits) allows the Provincial Director to issue annual permits to oil well service vehicle carriers/drivers exempting them from certain provisions of the regulations. Requirements include training such as the RIDE course as well as a Fatigue Management Program and training for all employees (conditions of the OWSVP in Saskatchewan as of 2012). Certification expires every three years.
Student Profile: Carriers Applying for an "Oil Well Service Vehicle Permit (OWSVP)", Drivers, and Anyone Driving Off-Highway.
Language of Instruction: English
Instructor-led in-person and video conference training is offered on a calendar schedule.