Corporate Risk Reduction – Trailering

CPD-5.1     Trailer awareness (yard)                                   (1/2 day) 

This program is designed for experienced trailer pulling drivers as a refresher course.

Learning outcomes:

  • The dynamics of their specific vehicle and maneuvering in confined spaces
  • Their own current driving patterns and where needed correct them
  • The H.T.A., the C.V.O.R. process and their role in driver safety 
  • The need for constant thought and concentration during the driving task
  • The 3 keys of basic driving and how to minimize their risk of collisions

Parking lot portion: Reversing / Parking / Hooking & Unhooking

  • Pre-check and post-check
  • 90° reversing (blind side and sight side) 
  • Hook and unhook
  • Loading and unloading
  • Load securement

Location Parking lot

Method: Demonstration, coaching and discovery

These exercises are performed in company vehicles and are designed to complement the knowledge of the drivers by providing them with actual hands-on practical experience.

Each driver will have the opportunity to learn the manoeuvers demonstrated, providing them with the appropriate tools necessary to continue to practice their skills properly in their driving commitment.

This short but powerful training experience will have a great and lasting impact on all participants.

CPD-5.2     Trailer assessment (yard / on-road)                          (full day)

This course is designed as an assessment / training program for those drivers that have had some experience driving while pulling a trailer.

Learning outcomes:

  • The dynamics of their specific vehicle and maneuvering in confined spaces
  • Their own current driving patterns and where needed correct them
  • The H.T.A., the C.V.O.R. process and their role in driver safety 
  • The need for constant thought and concentration during the driving task
  • The 3 keys of basic driving and how to minimize their risk of collisions

 

On-road portion: The 3 keys of professional driving

  • An interactive approach to understanding the role that the brain plays in interpreting what we see in the traffic environment
  • Recognizing the five risk areas for collisions allows drivers to minimize the danger and thus avoid potential collisions
  • Driving is a shared experience with others and we must be able to communicate with our partners on the road in such a way as to assist them in making the right choices

Method Rolling classroom & CPD’s commentary driving

Parking lot portion: Reversing / Parking / Hooking & Unhooking

  • Pre-check and post-check
  • Off tracking and tail swing
  • Mirror adjustments, blind spots and blind areas
  • 90° reversing (blind side and sight side)

Location: Parking lot, local roads and expressways

Method: Demonstration, coaching and discovery

These exercises are performed in company vehicles and are designed to complement the knowledge of the drivers by providing them with actual hands-on practical experience.

Each driver will have the opportunity to learn the manoeuvers demonstrated, providing them with the appropriate tools necessary to continue to practice their skills properly in their driving commitment.

This short but powerful training experience will have great and lasting impact on all participants.


 

CPD-5.3     Trailer training (theory / yard / on-road)    (1 ½ days)

This course provides drivers (with little or no trailer pulling experience) the skills necessary to drive a vehicle while pulling a trailer.

Drivers learn that the driving environment is constantly changing. Advancing technology in automobiles, increasing traffic density and the methods used to control traffic all contribute to these changes.

Techniques used to manage this change can have a significant impact on a driver’s chances of being involved in a crisis. Through the utilization of basic vision, space and communication skills, drivers learn how they can be effectively applied to reduce the chances of being involved in a collision.

Learning outcomes:  To Understand

  • How attitude, values and personality affects their driving
  • Provincial traffic laws and local traffic issues
  • How to manage and reduce the risk of collisions while driving
  • Specific vehicle dynamics (weight transfer and speed)
  • The H.T.A. and the C.V.O.R. process

Method:

This will be achieved through an interactive classroom facilitator lead socratic session

Audio-visual aids

Power point presentation “THINK – How to get around a corner”

On-road portion: The 3 keys of professional driving

  • An interactive approach to understand the role that the brain plays by interpreting what we see, and how we decipher the information especially in the traffic environment.
  • Recognizing the five risk areas allows drivers to minimize the danger and thus avoid potential collisions
  • Driving is a shared experience with others and we must be able to communicate with our partners on the road in such a way as to assist them in making the right choices

Method:  Rolling classroom & CPD’s commentary driving

Parking lot portion: Reversing / Parking / Hooking & Unhooking

  • Pre-check and post-check
  • Off tracking
  • Tail swing
  • Mirror adjustments
  • Blind spots and blind areas
  • 90° reversing (blind side and sight side)

Location: Parking lot, local roads and expressways

Method: Demonstration, coaching and discovery

These exercises are performed in company vehicles and are designed to complement the knowledge of the drivers by providing them with actual hands-on practical experience.

Each driver will have the opportunity to learn the manoeuvers demonstrated, providing them with the appropriate tools necessary to continue to practice their skills properly in their driving commitment.

Companies are responsible for providing:

  • Classroom facility
  • 1 licensed vehicle with hitch
  • 1 licensed / road worthy trailer