Resource Industry Driver Enhancement

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.

This course will be of special interest to companies applying for an “Oil Well Service Vehicle Permit (OWSVP)” because RIDE has been approved by the Saskatchewan provincial government as appropriate training. Oil well service vehicle drivers typically need to work for longer periods than the cycle limits imposed by the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations. Section 63 of the regulations (Oil Well Service Vehicle Permits) allows the Provincial Director to issue annual permits to oil well service vehicle carriers/drivers exempting them from certain provisions of the regulations. Requirements include training such as the RIDE course as well as a Fatigue Management Program and training for all employees (conditions of the OWSVP in Saskatchewan as of 2012.)

RIDE is also an excellent course for anyone driving off highway, and for employers and professional drivers who would like relevant knowledge and practical skills to use on the job every day. Learning to operate your vehicle in a safe, efficient and conscientious manner helps avoid costly accidents and saves lives.

The Modules:
Module 1 through 10 – Professional Driver Improvement Elements
Module 11 – Off-Highway Driving
Module 12 – Map Reading
Module 13 – Regulatory Requirements
Module 14 – Weights and Dimensions
Module 15 – Cargo Securement Overview
Module 16 – Transporting Dangerous Goods Overview
Module 17 – Hand Signals
Module 18 – Fire Prevention and Fire Extinguishers
Module 19 – Vehicle Mounted Equipment



Participant Program Details

Member Price: $240 | Non-member Price: $315 | Prerequisites: None


  • This 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
  • Certification expires every three (3) years

Instructor Training Program

Member Price: $690 | Non-member Price: n/a | Prerequisites: Yes



  • 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 (letter from employer or formal education/certificate requested)
  • Must have at least 3 years experience in the heavy transport industry in the past 10 years (resume requested) - STA reserves the right to vet/road test applicants
  • This is a two-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
  • Certification expires every three (3) years
  • Training materials will be provided on a USB flash drive

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