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LANGLEY, B.C. -- The British Columbia Trucking Association will be hosting a number of courses in the near future b...


LANGLEY, B.C. — The British Columbia Trucking Association will be hosting a number of courses in the near future bringing participants up to speed on a number of topics including dangerous goods, hours of service and log books.

For complete details and registration forms contact Sandra Stashuk, events and training coordinator, at the BCTA office at 604-888-5319.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training for Shippers
Saturday, Feb. 4
Meet Transport Canada’s training guideline with this one-day, eight-hour course; for shippers/receivers, dispatchers, supervisors, and managers who need a more in-depth understanding of the regulations.
Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a certification card with an expiry date of three years from the date of training.

How to Handle Freight Claims
Friday, Feb. 17
A full-day seminar on information, advice and suggested procedures for investigating and settling freight cargo claims.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training for Drivers
Saturday, Feb. 18
This four-hour certification course provides workers and drivers with an overview of driver responsibilities, classification, labeling, documentation and incident reporting requirements.
Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a certification card with an expiry date of three years from the date of training.

Log Book Course
Saturday, Feb. 25
This four-hour course will consist of the following components: introduction to the Log Book, Canadian present and proposed Log Book, U.S. past and present Log Book, Log writing (specifically documentation, pre-trip, loading, travel, scales, brake checks, stops and unloading), Canada and U.S. border crossing, U.S. scale computerization of vehicles, trip planning for log book itinerary, example of Canada and U.S. Log Book completion, example of Monthly Summary Sheet and fines for incorrect Log Book.

Pre-Trip Inspection Course
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Each participant will actively perform a pre-trip inspection and brake adjustment, please be prepared to spend some time outdoors. In the classroom each participant will receive training on a brake adjustment assembly describing the manual and automatic brake slack adjusters.

National Safety Code Program Course
Friday, March 10
Hours of Service Session
The Hours of Service course will cover the proper use of the logbook, as well as the different cycles that drivers may use, including U.S. requirements. This is beneficial for drivers who cross the border because they will understand the proper procedures to use.

Compliance Officer Session
The next session is called Compliance Officer and covers what attendees should know about compliance and how a company is affected by non-compliance. This session is designed for any person who has to act as a National Safety Code compliance/enforcement officer for their fleet.

Record Keeping Session
The Record Keeper explains the need for proper record-keeping practices. In a lecture-discussion format, this training course will cover all necessary National Safety Code paperwork requirements, including driver abstracts and driver files. It will also focus on requirements for a recall system that must be used for drivers’ licenses and insurance.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training for Instructors
Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26
This course includes an instruction package containing regulations, lesson plans, overheads and a wall chart. Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a certificate and certificate card certifying his or her successful completion of the course with an expiry date of three years from the date of training.


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