RRLT driver

Resource Road Light Truck Driver

This course was initially developed by the WSCA with the pilot course delivered in 2009. Since then, there have been several iterations to improve the course. The current course objectives and teaching methodologies are a joint effort of Sidorov Precision Driver Training and the WSCA.

Goals & Objectives

The prime purpose of this course is to help the driver be fully responsible as a driver on resource roads:

  • Possessing the proper operational skills
  • Understanding the driving duties
  • Appreciating the situation and paying attention while driving resource roads.

Course Content

This training addresses both physical skills and the human factors that affect performance. Content includes:

  • The characteristics of resource roads
  • Vehicle dynamics: an understanding of design elements and how they affect stability
  • Driver skill development.

Duration

Two days. Participants spend the majority of the course at a field site and behind the wheel. Group size is limited to 6 participants per trainer. Additional trainers can be added for groups of a larger number.

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 the trainer and it may be possible to include trailer training into the regular course. The participant will have to provide a trailer if one is needed and must have their own vehicle insurance.

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

The WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations require employees receive training and demonstrate competency in operating mobile equipment.

A Certificate of Completion will be issued upon successful completion of the training.

Instructors and registration:

Companies, groups and individuals can enroll in the two intensive days of training by contacting the trainer directly:

Joanne Younker (Lead Trainer at Sidorov Advanced Driver Training)
Phone: 604-966-4269 or Email: tjyounker@yahoo.com

To view the BC Forest Safety Council Resource Road Light Truck Driver Training page click on the hyperlink.