Transport (TRS)

TRS-1150  Transportation Legislation  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the specific acts and regulations which govern commercial vehicles and their operators. Focuses on provincial legislation addressing vehicle equipment and operations, operating requirements and rules, and general prohibitions which apply to all road and highway users.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to TRS-150.

TRS-1151  Officer Safety  (6 Credits)  

This course provides information on the best strategies for various situations. It examines procedures and provides tactics that will assist students' mindsets when confronting a potentially uncooperative subject. The use of pepper spray and vehicle stop procedures are included. This course focuses on the scenarios encountered by commercial vehicle enforcement officers and follows Alberta Transportation Policy and Procedure.

Instruction (5)

Equivalent to TRS-151.

TRS-1152  Licensing  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the licensing and registration requirements for commercial vehicles and their drivers. Examines how the various provincial acts and regulations which govern the licensing process for commercial vehicle operations are applied and enforced.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to TRS-152.

TRS-1153  Cargo Securement  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to cargo securement and the requirements for commercial vehicle operators to ensure proper load securement. Examines relevant legislation and the national standards for a variety of load types and commodities.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to TRS-153.

TRS-1155  Weights and Dimensions  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to commercial vehicle weights and dimensions. Examines legislation which governs maximum size and weight as well as exceptions for commercial vehicles and loads. Addresses specific road weight allowances and restrictions and special permit options.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to TRS-155.

TRS-1160  Hours of Service Legislation  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to hours of service requirements for commercial vehicle operators. Examines federal and provincial legislation governing the number of hours a driver is permitted to operate a commercial vehicle. A skills-based approach to reading and interpreting driver logbooks. Identifies definition, charging, and penalty sections with respect to hours of service offences.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to TRS-160.

TRS-1165  Transport Law  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the history, sources, structure, interpretation, and application of our law. Examines the elements of an offence, powers of arrest, search and seizure provisions, and charging procedures for federal and provincial offences. Provides introduction to court processes, including the requirements for compelling individuals to attend court.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to TRS-165.