TRAINING FOR COMMERCIAL DRIVERS

Saskatchewan Trucking Association

Training for Commercial Drivers

As proactive trusted advisors, the STA is a knowledgeable membership Association that represents the collective interests of the truck transport industry through authentic advocacy and education. Part of this education is through the offering of a variety of training courses created specifically for the commercial trucking industry.

There are some courses which drivers are required to have in order to operate certain types of equipment, such as long combination vehicles (LCVs) and haul certain types of products, such as dangerous goods. Other training courses are directed at helping carrier companies and their drivers understand regulations that govern the trucking industry, such as Hours of Service and Cargo Securement.

The STA also offers customized training courses, developed to meet the specific needs of companies. Every trucking company is different and requires education on different topics for different types of operations – the STA can create custom courses to ensure that all of the training needs of the company are met.

Training courses are offered in a variety of settings and locations throughout the province. The STA office at 103 Hodsman Road in Regina has a training classroom where scheduled and customized courses can be held. On-site courses are also available for companies.

Please note: Information on pages pertaining to our training, including and not limited to, course offerings, prices, prerequisites, and conditions, may be subject to change at any time.

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On-Site & Customized Training

If your company or organization has a number of people who require training, there may be an opportunity for one of our instructors to provide training on-site, at your location. In some cases, the course may be customized to better suit your specific needs. There are many benefits to customized training:

  • Hosting training on-site may save on participants’ travel and accommodation costs
  • You determine when and where the course will be delivered – available anytime through the year
  • Include company-specific material and experiences
  • Convenience and flexibility to tailor the course to meet your specific goals

A minimum number of participants is required and costs for the instructor’s expenses such as travel and accommodation for distant locations may also apply. For more information or questions about these opportunities, contact the STA office.

Driver Evaluations

The STA understand the need to carrier companies to understand the skills of a driver prior to hiring them. To meet this need of the industry the STA offers Pre-Employment Road Tests. Fully customizable by the carrier company looking to hire drivers, the Pre-Employment Road Tests are scheduled as needed by the company.

About Our Instructors

STA instructors are veterans of the trucking industry. With a complete background on regulatory and compliance requirements, holding class 1A licenses and trained to educate others, STA trainers are true industry professionals.

How to Register

How to Register

  • Check the Training Calendar for scheduled dates
  • Be sure to check the prerequisites and complete a registration form (forms can be downloaded from our website)
  • For Instructor courses, please also complete an application – and submit supporting documents for prerequisites (if required)
  • Payment is due before the training start date
  • It is our policy that only companies which are members of the Association may be invoiced – VISA and MC are accepted

More Information

Please contact Russ Turgeon or
Phone (306) 569-9696 Option #2

Saskatchewan Trucking Association Courses

Membership & Non-Membership Pricing

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NON-MEMBER PRICING

Commercial Driving Training Courses

By the Saskatchewan Trucking Association

Cargo Securement Course

Safe practices while securing cargo can save money, jobs, and lives as well as prevent carrier profile infraction points.

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Hours of Service with Logbook Guidance

This course is primarily based on Federal Hours of Service regulations with notes regarding the variances with Provincial (Saskatchewan) and the United States rules. Compliance with the rules is a necessity and it has been established that a poor understanding of the regulations is the main reason for violations.

The STA considers this to be an overview because it is not exhaustive of all the regulation details, but it aims to cover most everything that a typical commercial driver will need to understand. Examples of daily log entries are used to demonstrate concepts; as a result, this along with some exercises provides comprehensive guidance on how to complete a logbook.

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Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)

This course is designed for any and all drivers, regardless of the amount of time they have been involved in the transportation industry.

Professional is defined as engaged in, or worthy of, standards of a profession and also as a person who does something with skill. You need to acquire the knowledge and gain practical skill somewhere. This course covers safety best practices, driver image and attitude, defensive driving and much more.

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Online Driver Training Service

The STA Online Driver Training Service gives you unlimited use of a complete library of online training courses for one low monthly fee.

With more than 35 titles in the library – covering hot-button topics like safe driving, HOS & logbooks, vehicle inspection, cargo securement, and TDG – and more added regularly, you’ll never run out of content for your driver training programs. Plus, content is available in multiple forms – full-length courses, mini-module refreshers, and standalone knowledge tests – so you’ll have the flexibility you need to handle orientation, remedial training, and ongoing driver development. You can even add your own content if you like.

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Long Combination Vehicles (LCV)

Long Combination Vehicles (LCV’s) are also referred to as Energy Efficient Motor Vehicles (EEMV’s). This course was funded by the Canadian Trucking Research Institute (CTRI) of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and developed by the Alberta and Saskatchewan Trucking Associations.

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Resource Industry Driver Enhancement (RIDE)

The purpose of this course is to provide the resource industry, namely oilfield and forestry, and their professional drivers, sufficient training that is acceptable to the employers within the industry and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Transportation.

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Transportation Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Employers have the responsibility to ensure that their employees are adequately trained for their duties and responsibilities as they pertain to handling, offering for transport or transporting any dangerous goods. They must also ensure that this is done in compliance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (or Hazardous Materials Regulation in the United States.) Training for TDG is extremely important and certification is required every three years.

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Instructor Training

Instructor courses are offered periodically for most of our offerings. However, it is our policy to only provide these instructor courses and materials to employees of companies that are “CARRIER MEMBERS” of the STA. Additionally, if the company leaves the membership, instructor privileges will be revoked. The STA ensures that participants in these courses not only have experience in the truck transport industry but that they are capable of teaching adults effectively.

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The Saskatchewan Trucking Association is the leader and voice for truck transport in the province of Saskatchewan.  As proactive trusted advisors, the STA is a knowledgeable membership association that represents the collective interests of the truck transport industry through authentic advocacy and education.

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