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Course Overview

Course Objectives

Parts of the Course

Course Expectations

What is the National Safety Code?

Why Follow the National Safety Code?

What is a Safety Plan?

Module 1: Setting Up Your Business Records


Record Keeping

Risks of Poor Record Keeping

How Records Help you Comply

Activity One: Setting up the Office

Maintaining Your Records

Activitiy Two: File Matchup

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Module One Self-Assessment

Module One Summary

Module 2: Driver Requirements


Before You Hire a Driver

Hiring Policies

Cautions When Hiring

Employment Applications

Driver Abstracts

N print: What am I Looking at?

Deal Breakers on the Abstract

Activity 1: Hiring Your Driver

Once You've Hired a Driver

Activity 2: Driver Check Sheet Checkup

Setting Driver Policies

Sample Disipline Policy

Activity 3: Driver Policy

Driver Files

When a Driver Moves Companies

Training Drivers

Hiring Consultants

Activity 4: Putting a Training Plan in Place

Module Two Self-Assessment

Module Two Summary

Module 3:
Hours of Service


Why Do We Have Hours of Service Rules?

The Basic HOS Rules

The Rules of Day and Work Shift

On-duty and Off-duty

Rules for Driving, On-duty, and Off-duty Time

Activity 1: The Driving Day Rules

How to Record Hours of Service

Activity 2: Practice Recording Hours of Service for One Day

Electronic Onboard Recorders (EOBRs)

The Driving Cycle

Driving Cycle Rules Recap

Activity 3: Driving Cycle Rules

Activity 4: Practice Recording a Driving Cycle

Questions about the Basic Rules

Hours of Service and the EOBR

Supporting Documents

Activity 5: Check for Supporting Documents


Record the Deferral

Activity 6: Practice Recording Deferral

Monitoring HOS

How Does Monitoring Help?

Checking Daily Logs

How to Check the Daily Log

If you Find a Violation

Filing Daily Logs

Activity 7: Check-in: Monitoring Daily Logs

Does Your Driver Use a Sleeper Berth?

Does your Driver Have a

Work Shift and Sleeper Berth Hours

Record Hours of Service in a Sleeper Berth

Activity 8: Sleeper Berth Practice

Beyond the Basics

Do You Transport Logs?

Do You Transport Equipment or Materials to or From a Gas or Oil Well?

What If My Driver Changes Their Schedule Because Of Adverse Driving Conditions Or An Emergency?

Do Your Drivers Travel Into Other Provinces And Territories?

Personal Use

Module 3 Self Assessment

Module 3 Summary

Module 4: Vehicle Maintenance


What are Your Obligations for Vehicle Maintenance?

Good Vehicle Maintenance

Written Maintenance Plans

Keep Record of Maintenance Done

Make a Schedule

Activity 1: Make Your Schedule

Vehicle Inspections

Why do Trip Inspections?

Who Does Trip Inspections?

When Does My Driver Do a Trip Inspection?

How to Do a Trip Inspection

Activity 3: What to Look For on a Trip Inspection

How to Record the Inspection

Activity 4: Recording the Trip Inspection

Keeping Trip Inspection Reports

Record Keeping

Electronic Score Cards Help Maintenance and Safety

Module Four Self-Assessment

Module Four Summary

Module 5: Monitoring Carrier Safety Practices


How Your NSC Operation is Monitored

What is my Carrier Profile?

How is my Safety Rated?

Understanding a Carrier Profile Report


Types of Monitoring

Activity: What to Expect

Activity: Case Study: A Carrier Responds to Monitoring

Carrier Profiles and Customers

How Can I Improve?

Monitoring and EOBRs


Completing the Safety Plan

Module 5 Self-Assessment

Module Five Summary

Final Assessment for National Safety Code for Carriers Online Training

Course Summary


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