CALEDONIA, Ont. — Verduyn Tarps has partnered with KRTS Transportation Specialists to offer a new hands-on load securement course.
The practical portion of the education program is designed to complement the theory portion covered at the KRTS campuses. KRTS already offers three PTDI-certified courses at three locations in Ontario. This course will be offered in Hamilton, Ont.
Currently, the theory portion of the load securement program is delivered through in-class and online modules. The online modules are driven by Carriers Edge and target the necessary areas for a driver to get a good understanding of the theory side of load securement. The practical side of the program will focus on best practices and load securement safety.
“We see it all the time. A driver comes in to our shop looking for equipment to tie down his load and he’s not even sure what he should use. It’s uncertain whether they are getting advice from someone who is aware of the latest legislation and proper load securement technique. This information is just too important to be getting from the wrong source. You can give them how-to manuals and legislation booklets every day of the week, but they are never going to learn how to do it until they do it for themselves,” said Lloyd Verduyn, president of Verduyn Tarps.
KRTS president Kim Richardson says he’s excited about the addition to their securement course. “Helping our professional drivers be as knowledgeable and safe around their equipment in the yard and on North America’s highways is a responsibility we take seriously. Verduyn Tarps have an excellent reputation on both sides of the border.”
Future plans include an information session for fleet safety professionals and management. Truck News and TheDriversSeat.ca plan to offer an online version to complement their video series in the future.
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