15 Passenger Van Safety

Course Overview

A 15-passenger van behaves much differently from a passenger car. Most people do not know that these vans are more likely to roll over than any other type of vehicle.

This online 15-Passenger Van Safety driving safety course is designed to offer safe van-driving techniques that, if implemented, will drastically reduce the risk of injury or even death when driving a 15-passenger van.

After completing this defensive driving course, an understanding should be gained of:

  1. The differences between driving a 15-passenger van and driving a car
  2. Effective driving preparation strategies to maximize safety
  3. Safe van-driving techniques
  4. Procedures to safely conclude a trip

Topics Include:

  • The 15 passenger van difference
  • Before driving the van
  • How to adjust your driving
  • Hazardous conditions

Course Duration

Approximately 45 minutes


Dump Truck Operator Safety

Great Refresher Training for Experienced Operators, and Remedial for those having recent incidents

Dump Truck Operator driver training for Canada compliance (OHS, CSA.). I-CAB Recognized. This driving safety course satisfies the requirements for the classroom portion of operator safety training. This defensive driving class covers an introduction to the equipment, a section on anatomy, stability, maintenance and inspections, hazards, safe operation, and more. Quiz questions along the way prepare you for the final written exam. Upon completion, gain access to and print off your  certificate and a checklist which can be used by your employer to observe you on the machine.

This 2-Hour online Dump Truck Safety course covers the following topics:

  1. Dump truck components
  2. Machine stability
  3. Dump truck capacity and how to work within those limits
  4. Machine and site setup
  5. Dump truck hazards and obstacles
  6. Hazard recognition, prevention, and control
  7. Safe operation

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Defensive Driving Courses

Defensive Driving

Topics include safe driving philosophy, adverse conditions, distraction, fatigue and driving hazards

This driver training program is a condensed version of our full Defensive Driving Program and contains all the driving safety course information from that course. It is an excellent course for those wanting a quality defensive driving course online. SAFER stands for Space, Attitude, Foresight, Eyesight and Responsibility.

Defensive Driving Attitudes


Behind the wheel, it is all about attitude, and attitudes determine how drivers respond to risk while driving. This Defensive Driving Attitudes course encourages drivers to think about motivations and personal factors that cause excessive risk taking and impulsive driving decisions.

Defensive Driving for Large Vehicles


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After completing this driver training course, an understanding should be gained of:

  • Characteristics of defensive driving
  • Major causes of traffic accidents
  • What you can do to control your vehicle as you drive
  • Actions to take to remain in control of yourself as you drive

Defensive Driving for Light & Medium Duty Vehicles

Defensive driving, Hazard perception
Speed and space management. Safe driving attitude for safety

After completing this driver training course, company drivers will be able to:

  • Recognize and reduce risk before they step into the vehicle by using trip planning and by conducting a pre-trip vehicle inspection.
  • Describe how to see and anticipate not only what is happening around them, but what might happen by being aware of their surroundings, perceiving what’s going on around them, and then managing their speed and space accordingly.
  • Identify the dangers of distracted driving.
  • Indicate how to modify their driving habits to safely drive in hazardous weather conditions.

Defensive Driving for Small Vehicles

Includes speeding, following, and stopping distances. Explore safe driving tips for company drivers.

After completing this driving safety course , an understanding should be gained of:

  • How to prepare to drive safely

  • Best practices for driving safely

  • Safe defensive driving in specific situations and conditions

  • What to do in case of an accident

Defensive Driving Fundamentals

Topics include eye lead time, situational awareness, space cushion, safe stopping distances and more

Driving is a serious responsibility. Every time you or someone else takes to the road, there is a level of risk involved. This online course explains how the Five Fundamentals of Defensive Driving can be used to reduce this risk to you and others.

The Five Fundamentals of Defensive Driving include:

1) Think and Look Ahead

2) Anticipate Hazards

3) Keep Your Options Open

4) Manage The Risk

5) Control with Finesse

Cargo Securement for Truck Drivers

Cargo Securement Flatbeds

Everyone who pulls a flatbed for a living knows that properly securing cargo to a trailer is key to safe and profitable operation.  This online Cargo Securement Flatbeds driver training course explains valuable ways to prevent load loss, trip delays, increased insurance rates, injury, and damage to cargo, vehicles and property. 

Cargo Securement for Dry Vans

Driving Safety Course Topics Include:

  • Why cargo securement is important
  • Federal regulations and what they mean for drivers and carriers
  • How cargo securement affects CSA scores
  • Pre-trip responsibilities
  • Working load limits
  • How to safely load and secure cargo 
  • Performing required and en route cargo inspections
  • Cargo securement best practices

Cargo Securement Tank Trucks and Trailers

This driving safety course removes the specialized products that are commonly added into general cargo securement training (Logs, Rocks, Crushed Vehicles, etc) and concentrates on the securement necessities specific to the tank driver, providing a complete training element for the tank driver that is frequently not included.

Professional Driver: Large Vehicle Inspections

Vehicle Inspections: Intermodal Chassis


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require professional tractor-trailer drivers to conduct three types of vehicle inspections: a pre-trip, on-the-road, and post-trip inspection. These inspection requirements apply to intermodal equipment, as well. This driver training course is designed to demonstrate the additional tasks necessary to conduct proper inspections on an intermodal chassis. 

Vehicle Inspections: Refrigerated Trailers


Large numbers of refrigerated trailers—or "reefers", as they are more commonly known—regularly haul temperature-sensitive products from coast to coast. Thorough inspections are crucial—not only to ensure the tractor is in safe condition, but also to confirm the goods in the trailer do not perish.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require you to conduct three types of vehicle inspections: pre-trip, on-the-road, and post-trip inspections. This course is designed to demonstrate the additional tasks necessary to conduct proper inspections on refrigerated trailers. 

Vehicle Inspections: Straight Truck Series


The driver training Straight Truck Series is a collection of defensive driving programs that emphasize the essential skills necessary for staying safe on the road while operating a straight truck. This driving safety course series is appropriate for all levels of truck drivers operating any type of straight truck, from the entry-level to the veteran driver. The Vehicle Inspections course is designed to help truck drivers understand the basics of pre-trip, en-route, and post-trip inspections on a straight truck. Specifically, it covers the importance of routinely inspecting your vehicle even when it may not be required by the regulations.

This online Vehicle Inspections: Straight Truck Series course is designed to demonstrate straight truck drivers the critical vehicle inspection skills required.

Vehicle Inspections: Tractor Trailers


Successful commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers learn in driver training, they must do all they can to avoid accidents, roadside breakdowns, and lost road time due to poor vehicle condition. Conducting vehicle inspections helps drivers keep their vehicles in good working order.

Routine vehicle inspections enable drivers to discover unsafe conditions before they cause accidents or crashes, find mechanical problems before they lead to costly breakdowns on the road, prevent being placed out of service during a roadside inspection, and avoid being subject to infractions and fines that affect productivity and profits. 

Canada Hours-of-Service Regulation for Driving Professionals

This driving safety course will teach you about hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers working in Canada. As a commercial vehicle driver, you log a lot of kilometers on the road, under a variety of conditions. However, after many hours of driving, fatigue sets in. Fatigue can lead to bad decisions, and unfortunately, crashes.

After completing this driver training course, learners will understand, the purpose and importance of hours-of-service regulations; and, how to comply with these regulations by:

Managing time spent driving, on-duty and off-duty accordingly; and

Keeping a current, accurate record of time management.

Topics Include:

  1. Hours of Service Overview
  2. Preventing Driver Fatigue
  3. Hours of Service Regulations
  4. Driving Rules
  5. Driver’s Daily Log
  6. Putting It Into Practice
  7. Logging Examples
  8. Review of the 13/14/16-Hour Rules
  9. Review of the 70/120-Hour Cycles

Pass and Print Your Certificate Today!

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.

NOTE: Testing conducted in this online Hours of Service Canada is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved. 


Hazmat & HAZWOPER Training for Working in the U.S.A.

Sending Canadian driver's to the U.S.A. with hazardous goods on-board? 

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