CVOR For Drivers

Are you confused about hours of service? Do you want

to make sure you are complying with all the regulations?

This course is suitable for drivers that work at  municipalities, public utilities, construction companies, local and long haul transport companies, etc.

This course is aimed at drivers and will focus on aspects of the CVOR that affects drivers. The purpose is for drivers to fully understand how to better understand the Hours of Service and CVSA Inspections.

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Waterloo, ON


Oshawa, ON
June 20, 2019


Ottawa, ON
July 10, 2019


North Bay, ON
July 18, 2019


Welland, ON
September 17, 2019


London, ON
October 2, 2019


 You’ll Learn…

What is the CVOR?

What are CVOR points?

    • Collision points
    • Conviction points
    • Inspection points

Hours of Service (HoS)

  • Drivers must not drive a commercial vehicle when they have not had sufficient time off
    • This is controlled by a series of complex rules
    • We use analogies we’ve developed over the past 12 years to help make these rules easier to understand

  • Outline
    • Introduction
      • Regulations
      • Exempt vehicles and activities
      • Duty Status
      • Rules
        • Shift
        • Day
        • Cycle
        • Deferral
        • Adverse Conditions
      • Paperwork
        • Logs
        • Timesheets (160 km rule)
          • Very misunderstood by most
        • What to carry in truck
        • Handling enforcement stops
        • What gets filed

  • The following topics are not usually included in the course (although they can be added for clients that require them)
    • Sleeper berth splits
    • US driving

Daily Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR)

  • The law requires that all commercial motor vehicles be inspected in accordance with the standards set out in one of 5 schedules (depending on vehicle type)
    • inspections are valid for 24 hours
    • need inspection report describing what was found in the inspection as well as any problems encountered since then
    • most organizations will require training in Schedule 1 so the course is based on that – other schedules have a lot of overlap with Schedule 1
      • Schedule 1 is for trucks, tractors and trailers
      • Schedule 2 is for buses and trailers
      • Schedule 3 is for highway coach buses (needs a mechanic to inspect based on Schedule 4 monthly)
      • Schedule 5 is for school buses
      • Schedule 6 is for school purpose vehicles

  • Outline
    • Introduction
      • Regulation
      • Exemptions
      • Requirements for Inspection
        • Frequency
        • Who Inspects?
        • Nature of inspection
        • Schedules
          • Minor vs Major Defects
          • Schedule 1 in detail (or for custom courses, one of the other schedules as required)
      • Paperwork
        • Filling out the DVIR (Report)
          • After inspection
          • During the day
        • What to carry in truck
        • Handling enforcement stops and CVSA inspections
        • What gets filed

  • The following topics are not covered
    • Inspection rules in US
“A wonderful blend of learning that combined instruction, discussion and the sharing of stories. A truly wonderful and informative class! Instructor was very open, approachable and professional. He put the staff at ease, creating a great learning experience. Everyone learned something!”
Laura Molnar, Elgin County
“Instructor did an excellent job, well versed on the topic. Kept the course moving.”
Enbridge Pipelines
“A lot more informative than I thought it would be. I definitely learned some new things that will make me a better driver.”
Anne Walser, Elgin County
“Course was well put together – would recommend it to others.”
Adam Johnson, Enbridge Pipelines