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Contents

1

Commercial Diver's
Licence Requirements

2

National Safety
Code

9

Upgrading your licence

20

Provincial (Alberta) legislation

10

Knowledge test

21

Federal legislation

10

Vision requirements

22

Vehicle Inspection Program

10

Road tests

23

Cargo securement

12

Learning requirements

 

12

Air brake equipped farm vehicles

 

13

Licences: renewal and changes

 

13

Definitions

 

 

 

3

Trip
Inspections

4

Operating Class 1
Vehicles

26

Purpose of daily vehicle inspections

40

Operating a truck-tractor and semi-trailer

26

Vehicle that require inspections

40

Air brakes

27

Driver inspection required

41

How long does it take to stop a vehicle

28

Trip inspections

43

Coupling and coupling truck-tractor and semi-trailer

35

Trip air brake inspection

45

Coupling mechanisms

36

Enroute check stop inspections

46

Operating long combination vehicles

36

Reporting to a vehicle inspection station

47

Driving skills and manoeuvres

37

Post-trip inspection

47

Following distance between vehicles

 

48

Off-tracking

48

Turns

49

Curves

50

Parking

50

Reversing

52

Important information for commercial drivers

5

Operating Class 2
Vehicles

6

Operating Class 3
Vehicles

54

Information for Class 2 and Class 4 bus operators

62

Loading and unloading dump vehicles

54

Operating a school bus safely

64

Mixer truck operators

54

School bus breakdowns

64

Parking on a hill

55

Left / Right turns

 

55

Reversing

 

56

Turnarounds

 

56

Passenger loading and unloading

 

58

Parking on a hill

58

Railway crossing procedures

 

59

Discipline and problem solving

 

59

Safe driving guidelines

7

Operating Class 4
Vehicles

8

Transporting Persons with
Disabilities

66

Emergency vehicles

72

General rules for communicating

67

Operating a taxi

72

General rules for driving

68

Seat belts

73

General rules for assisting a person with a wheelchair

68

Reservered lanes

 

69

Other uses for a Class 4 licence

 

 

9

Transporting Dangerous
Goods

10

Responsible Driving Tips for
Commercial Drivers

 

76

Training requirements

82

Distracted driving law

76

What is a dangerous good?

83

Fatigue

78

Dangerous occurrences

84

Railway crossings

78

Documents

86

Fire and fire extinguishers

79

Safety marks

11

Fueling and Fuel
Efficiency

 

90

Fueling a vehicle, gas, diesel, propane

90

Fuel efficiency

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