1328 Mayor Magrath Dr S
Lethbridge, AB T1K 2R2

Training for NSC Vehicle Operators

Hours of Service – Hours of Service is a set of legislated hours that a driver can drive and is designed to assist in the safe operation of a commercial vehicle. Training is available for drivers who operate within the Province of Alberta or who also operate outside of Alberta into other Provinces or States. Online training is available for Provincial Hours of Service, Federal Hours of Service and Federal Hours of Service US. All drivers of Commercial NSC vehicles must have training in Hours of Service based on the jurisdictions they operate in.

Trip Inspections – Trip Inspections are mandatory every 24 hours for all Commercial NSC Vehicles and NSC Buses and are based on the NSC Standard 13. Online training is available for drivers on how to conduct a proper trip inspection and determine defects and whether or not those defects need to be corrected immediately before operating the NSC Vehicle. All drivers of Commercial NSC vehicles must have training in Trip Inspections.

Load Securement – Load Securement or Cargo Securement is based on NSC Standard 10 and states that all commercial vehicles that carry any goods or cargo must ensure any items transported be secured in a way that it cannot leak, spill, blow off, fall from, fall through or otherwise be dislodged from the vehicle and that it cannot shift upon or within the vehicle to such an extent that the vehicle’s stability or maneuverability is adversely affected. Training is available for drivers based on the specific commodity they transport or type of vehicle they operate. Online Training is available for Flat beds and Dry Vans. All drivers of Commercial NSC vehicles that transport any goods or cargo must have training in proper load securement.

Safety Laws/Weights & Dimensions – Safety Laws/Weights & Dimensions is a set of regulations set forth to ensure all Commercial NSC vehicles operating on the roadways comply with proper weight and height restrictions and is based on the roads and locations drivers wish to travel. All drivers of Commercial NSC vehicles must have training in Safety Laws to ensure they are aware of the regulations. Online training is available for Safety Laws/Weights & Dimensions.

Classroom Training for Hours of Service

Hours of service regulations govern the maximum driving times and minimum off-duty times of commercial vehicles drivers (both bus and truck)

employed or otherwise engaged in commercial transportation. These regulations require drivers to keep a record of their daily driving and other work
activities in a prescribed format and to make these records available to designated enforcement officials upon request. Knowledge of the driving
regulations and the proper format for completion of the log books is essential.

We provide training to your drivers in hours of service for Alberta provincial, federal and U.S. regulations. We offer a flexible schedule where
our staff can come to a location of your choice, or we can provide a classroom that holds 10 – 15 drivers at our location. A certificate of training will be
provided upon successful completion of this course.

Online Training

We now offer a full line of online courses which include Hours of Service, Load Securement, Trip Inspections and Safety Laws/Weights and Measures, as well as several other courses that may be relevant to your operations.

Training Modules

We also offer training modules in all 4 areas. You can utilize the modules to conduct in-house training for your drivers. Each module is designed
with information on the subject matter, a written exam to evaluate competency and a certificate of completion for the driver’s file. The modules can be
reused for each new driver hired.

Although it is recommended that drivers attend a full training course, we understand that it is not always feasible. We have developed training
modules for carriers to offer in-house training for their drivers in all 4 areas.

In order to offer in-house training there are certain criteria that must be met. The instructor must be knowledgeable in the information being offered,
he/she must be able to produce written material used for training, an evaluation of the driver’s acquired knowledge must be tested and a certificate
or written notification must be placed in the driver’s file upon successful completion of the course.

Our training modules have been developed to meet the criteria and can be used to train and test your drivers. A certificate of training will be printed
for each driver upon successful completion of this course. The modules can be reused for each new driver hired.

Letters of Recommendation

Hear what some of our past students have to say about our work.

Western Licence & Transportation Services Ltd.

1328 Mayor Magrath Dr S,

Lethbridge, AB T1K2R2

Fax: 403-388-7018


Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (except long weekends)
Closed Sundays and Holidays

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