CALGARY, Alta. — The Canadian Petroleum Products Institute (CPPI) has made new driver certification forms available, to comply with the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIEDA).
Introduced in January of 2001, the PIEDA requires that anyone who submits personal information must be made aware and understand why the information is being collected, what it will be used for, who may access it and how long it will be retained. Drivers must now acknowledge in writing that they are aware their information is on file.
Carriers have been submitting driver information to CPPI’s driver database, which include information such as the employer name, driver’s name and operator licence number.
But from now on, drivers will have to agree to be included in the database, and the new forms released by CPPI require the signature of any driver who will be added to the database.
The new form is required for use as of Sept. 1, and in September 2003, any of the 6,000 drivers in the database who did not sign the new forms will be eliminated from the database. By that time, drivers currently in the database will have had to renew their certification using the new forms.
To obtain the new forms or for questions, call Tom Eason of the CPPI at 403-266-7565.