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.
This training was designed to comply with the Harmonization of Special Permit Conditions for Operation of Long Combination Vehicles in Western Canada. This Memorandum of Understanding is an agreement signed by the Governments of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. In the agreement, drivers must meet a minimum standard for qualifications and training. It is the carrier who is responsible for ensuring that those qualifications are met, but the STA assists carrier companies by providing training for their drivers. The STA is also the provincial designate responsible for certifying LCV instructors.
In the training, we pay special attention to make certain that the participant is well-informed on the requirements as set out by the Memorandum of Understanding. Another important aspect of our training is an in-depth look at the permits. A quick look at the topics covered in the Modules will provide a representation of how comprehensive and valuable this training will be to professional drivers.
LCVs must only be operated by drivers with at least two years of driving experience with articulated vehicles and a solid clean driving history. Please be aware of the prerequisites and note that the STA requires documentation to support the requirements.
Chapter 1 - LCV Productivity and Driver Qualifications
Chapter 2 - LCV Characteristics, Permit Conditions, and Coupling
Chapter 3 - Inspections
Chapter 4 - Urban Driving
Chapter 5 - Highway Driving
Chapter 6 - Driving Accident Prevention
Chapter 7 - Regulation Variances
Note: The STA issues a wallet card confirming satisfactory completion of the classroom course conducted by the STA. The carrier is then responsible to issue wallet cards and/or certificates, specific to their company. The carrier is then required to issue yearly certification that confirms their drivers meet the conditions to pull LCV configurations.
Participant Program Details
- Participant must have a valid PDIC
- Must be employed by a company that holds a valid LCV/EEMC permit – copy of permit requested
- Valid Class 1 license with airbrake endorsement
- Clean Driver’s Abstract (within 30 days) No driving-related criminal code convictions in the prior 36 months; no more than 2 moving violations in the prior 12 months; and no more than 3 moving violations in the prior 36 months
- Has a minimum of 24 months or 150,000 km of driving experience with articulated vehicles
- LCV is a one-day course (PDIC is a one-day course)
- Successful completion of the course requires a minimum of 80% on the final exam
- Each participant receives a handbook
- Wallet card issued by the STA
Instructor Training Program
- Same requirements as above, PLUS
- Must be an employee of a company that is a CARRIER MEMBER of the STA
- Must have the basic fundamentals of adult education i.e. delivered classes to adults in the past. This may be satisfied by a letter from the employer describing your work experience and/or formal education documentation.
- This is a one-day course
- Instructor application must be approved by STA before registration will be processed
- To qualify as an instructor, the passing mark is 80% on the final exam
- Training materials will be provided on a USB flash drive