Resource Road Driver Training

The 2-Day Resource Road Driver Training course is the original and more comprehensive two day in-field course. Learn basic safety and decision-making skills, as well as techniques for addressing hazards commonly associated with working on resource roads in British Columbia. Participants will receive a record of completion.

Learning Outcomes

  • Operate a radio and follow safe road procedures in accordance with industry best practices in BC
  • Implement driver controls to reduce the risk of incidents related to resource road operations
  • Perform emergency manoeuvres
  • Safely operate vehicle recovery equipment
  • Apply trailer towing fundamentals
  • Connect and load trailer in compliance with load securement requirements
  • Load and unload ATV/UTV on truck or trailer (optional)

Course Overview

This is a 2 day in-field course.

Day One

  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Blind spots
  • Emergency manoeuvres
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Driving techniques for safe operation on resource roads
  • Radio use and resource road procedures
  • Driving strategies for deactivated roads (optional)

Day Two

  • Vehicle recovery
  • Fundamentals of trailer towing
  • Cargo securement
  • ATV / UTV loading/unloading (optional)
  • Driving strategies for deactivated resource roads (optional)

Prerequisite

Participants must have completed the online Knowledge Unit Training and verified its completion prior to attending the 2-day field session.

Additional Information

  • Participants will need to bring a valid driver’s licence,  copy of their current driver's abstract and vehicle insurance.
  • Participants or companies need to provide their own vehicles and trailers, ideally those that will be used in the workplace.
  • Participants spend the majority of the course outdoors and behind the wheel.
  • Group size is limited to 6 participants per trainer. Additional trainers can be added for groups of a larger number.
  • Lunch is not provided.

Session Scheduling & Enrollment

NEW! Public sessions are being offered in 2023:

  • April 26-27 - Prince George
  • June 12-13 - Campbell River

This course is offered primarily on request by an external provider, Overland Training Canada

To register for the public sessions, or to learn more about requesting a private group session, contact Overland Training Canada