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Glossary

Air Brake Endorsement:

A provincial mandatory course for operating vehicles equipped with air brakes, regardless of the class of licence the driver holds. Students learn to inspect and adjust air brake components and understand the operation of air brake systems.

In-Vehicle Training:

The actual time of instruction a student may expect to receive ‘behind the wheel’ of a training vehicle. Lessons incorporate all aspects of ’truck/bus’ operations followed by an appraisal of performance .

Load Adjustment:

Involves classroom study of weight distribution, load positioning, weigh scale conduct, sliding trailer bogies, sliding tractor fifth wheels and tire chains. There is a practical demonstration of moving the bogies and fifth wheels and the chaining up of tires for adverse driving conditions.

Cargo Securement, Mass and Size:

Provides the theory  behind securing loads inside vans and on open flat deck trailers and the regulations under the National Standard for Cargo Securement. The course covers the proper use of cargo winches, straps, chains, boomers and bars with practical demonstrations. The course also involves classroom study of weight distribution, load positioning, weigh scale conduct, sliding trailer bogies, sliding tractor fifth wheels and installing tire chains. There is a practical demonstration of moving the bogies and fifth wheels and the chaining up of tires for adverse driving conditions.

On-The-Job Training:

This is the actual time that the student will spend in a job setting loading/unloading and hauling with a seasoned driving professional. It is expected to provide experience that a driving school setting cannot provide in terms of road and load conditions. It should familiarize the student with the activities of a working trucker.

P.D.I.C. (Professional Driver Improvement Course):

Designed for the “professional driver” by introducing the topics of Attitude, Public Relations and all areas of the truck driving profession. Formerly called Defensive Driving, this course will reduce by 3, any accumulated demerits from your driving record. This is valid for 2 years if you were to acquire demerits in the future.

T.D.G. (Transportation of Dangerous Goods):

Sit back and relax at home while accessing this program ‘online’. Study at your own pace and successfully complete the exam to receive your certification.

O.D.A. (Oilfield Driver Awareness):

This course is designed to provide a petroleum industry training standard for oilfield drivers. Enform sanctions this course developed in conjunction with six oilfield agencies and two provincial transportation departments. Recognized for demerit credit on the driver’s abstract.

Picker or Winch:

This 2 day course is designed to be an introduction to the operations of winches and/or small cranes. The first day classroom materials cover the fundamentals and hazards associated with the work. The second day is field practice (Customer supplied equipment) to enhance the knowledge gained.

H.O.S. (Hours of Service or Log Books):

This course covers the Regulations governing driving time, the use of Log Books and how to complete them. The course deals with Canada/US rules, oilfield exemptions, border crossing and some of the paperwork associated with trucking.

C.V.I. (Commercial Vehicle Inspection):

This course will provide the student with the fundamentals of pre, en-route and post-trip inspection principles and practices. In addition to vehicle inspection procedures, students will become acquainted with National Safety Code requirements.

W.H.M.I.S. (Workplace Hazardous Material Information System):

Have a home computer? This ‘online’ training program allows the student to access training and study material from the comfort of their home or office and the ability to work at their own pace. Certification available.

Medical:

This is compulsory for a Class 1 or 2 license. This should be accomplished prior to any in-vehicle training. We can direct you to a clinic to ensure that you have the appropriate form completed. You may go to your family physician.

Knowledge Test:

After reviewing the Professional Operator Handbook and Basic Driver’s Handbook, this test is completed at a registry office. We deal exclusively with Armour Registry at 5738 – 75 Street Edmonton, AB where you’ll receive prompt and accurate service. You must have an Alberta class 5 (non GDL) licence prior to obtaining either a Class 3, 2 or 1 knowledge test. Handbooks are available at the registry or online at www.transportation.alberta.ca.

Road Test:

Administered by an independent Driver Examiner approved and licensed by Alberta Transportation. Test permits are obtained and paid for at Armour Registry.

Bus Driver Training:

We offer training on our bus to achieve a class 2 driver’s license. The vehicle is also available to those who would like to familiarize themselves with the operation of larger vehicles like motor homes. We can teach you some tips for backing with your mirrors.

LCV (Longer Combination Vehicles):

This course is required by the experienced driver to operate extended length tractor trailer units. A classroom session is followed by a practical drive and inspection process. Discussion includes the handling characteristics of the longer unit. Minimum 2 years of experience driving tractor trailer units is a prerequisite for this course

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