Markham, ON - CarriersEdge, a leading provider of training for the trucking industry, has introduced a French-language version of its course on Canadian vehicle-inspection regulations, and French and English versions of a new course specific to rules for Quebec-plated vehicles.
The courses add to the library of CarriersEdge training modules available in French and other languages, and further enhance the effectiveness of the training by offering it in languages and formats in which drivers are most comfortable learning.
"We are committed to increasing the French titles in our library to be able to provide more high-quality training to our Canadian customers,” said Jane Jazrawy, chief executive officer of CarriersEdge. “Our courses are designed to make understanding and retention of material easier, and this is one more way of accomplishing that. The more drivers retain and apply what they've learned, the safer they'll be in the truck and on the road."
CarriersEdge already offers more than 40 different French-language courses, covering such topics as Defensive Driving, Hours of Service, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Accident Scene Reporting and Fuel Efficiency. It also offers select courses in Punjabi.
The Vehicle Inspection courses are available for both tractor trailers and straight trucks. By completing the course, drivers will understand the proper procedures for effective, safe and consistent pre-trip inspections of their own vehicles, and how to spot problems that could lead to breakdowns or be flagged for violation in a roadside check.
The Quebec-specific course is tailored to help drivers understand the rules and forms in effect in the province.
The course is structured with separate modules covering topics such as:
- The types of inspections a driver is required to perform, and how to use Schedule III: List 1 to make sure all equipment is checked.
- How to perform a circle check, how to identify a defect using the circle-check report, and how to indicate a repair.
- Best practices to follow in completing an inspection, including having the right tools, staying safe during the inspection, and how drivers should conduct themselves during a roadside inspection.
- Procedures for inspecting brakes, lights and tires, the most common violations in roadside inspections, and how to measure pushrod stroke, determine brake chamber type, and conduct in-cab brake tests.
- How to check the main engine systems, fluids, belts and hoses, axle components and the cab interior, for both straight trucks and tractor-trailer rigs.
- Inspecting the trailer body (including underneath and inside) and coupling components, and proper methods of coupling a trailer.
CarriersEdge courses combine text, visuals, real-world examples, quizzes and interactive features to keep drivers engaged with the material. CarriersEdge offers more than 80 full-length and refresher/remedial courses on important safety and regulatory topics in trucking, from distracted driving to hours-of-service rules.
The courses can be taken any time and any place drivers have access to a computer or mobile device and an internet connection, giving them the flexibility to keep up to date with training while traveling or at home. Administrative tools make it easy to track who has taken courses and their performance on tests.
Information and a demonstration of the CarriersEdge program can be found at carriersedge.com.