Resource Road Light Truck Driver Training

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Resource Road Light Truck Driver Training

from 600.00
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The Course

This course was originally designed for forest sector workers, however it is applicable to ALL forest service or resource road users across Canada.

This is a hands on course based in the field that covers the safe operation of light trucks on public roads and more specifically on resource roads across North America.

The course is designed to equip drivers with tools to allow them to operate safer, more efficiently reducing safety infractions and wear & tear on equipment.

WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations require that employees receive training and demonstrate competency in operating mobile equipment if they are to use that equipment for work means.

Courses are delivered by qualified trainers using material that is applicable to everyone who drives on resource roads.

Safety & Integrity


We are THE ONLY company certified to provide the official course across the province and are SAFE & COR certified. This gives you the peace of mind that you are getting the safest education possible and the true official certification upon successful completion of the course.

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  • Modular learning.

  • Driver skill based.

  • Vocational certification.

Class Size

This class operates on a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 6 per instructor. Additional instructors can be scheduled for larger groups.

IMPORTANT: Price listed is per person.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of resource roads.

  • Recognize vehicle dynamics; vehicle design elements and how they affect stability.

  • Develop driver skills through drills, activities and in-vehicle coaching.

Course content

  • The characteristics of resource roads.

  • Vehicle dynamics: an understanding of design elements and how they affect stability.

  • Driver skill development.


  • Introduction to training.

  • Principal design characteristics of light trucks.

  • Vehicle load and carrying capacity.

  • Pre-trip inspection.

  • Tires and traction.

  • Push-pull steering and braking, driving position.

  • Resource road design, use, rules and practices.

  • Behavioural aspects: estimating risk.

  • Cognition.

  • Operational skills.


The prime purpose of this course is to help participants be fully responsible as vehicle drivers on resource roads:

  • Possessing proper operational skills.

  • Understanding driving duties.

  • Appreciating the situation and paying attention while driving resource roads.

The participant is informally evaluated throughout the course. There is also a marked on-road check ride and an exam to test overall understanding.


Participants will receive a wallet card and certificate of completion for successfully finishing this course.


Two days.

Session Dates & Location

Private Course

Please contact us to arrange a private course at your convenience. We are highly flexible with location but courses away from our home area may incur extra costs associated with accommodation and travel. To discuss dates and location please contact us.

Public Open Course

Public open courses where you can book as individuals are available on the following dates:

Campbell River: 24-25 June 2019
Princeton: 11-12 July 2019
Williams Lake: 15-16 July 2019

Additional Information

Participants or companies need to provide their own vehicles, ideally those that will be used in the workplace.

If trailer towing is a regular part of the driver’s duties, contact us and it may be possible to include trailer training in the regular course. The participant will have to provide a trailer if one is needed and must have their own vehicle insurance.

NOTE: Participants must also bring their valid driver's licence and copy of their current driver's abstract.