August 25, 2012
Written by Ben Santucci
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Truck drivers are regulated by law to drive, work, sleep, and stay off-work. The terms driving, on duty, off duty, and sleeping are used to define driver day to day activity. On duty is any time spent on performing work related activities other than driving such as pre trip inspection, loading, unloading or waiting for load. Off duty is any time spent on activities not directly related to the work such as break times and shower times. Sleeper birth refers when the driver is sleeping. Driving refers to when trucker is rolling on the road.
Drivers are required to complete a daily signed logbook and a trip inspection report containing day to day activities including hours of sleep, driving, on duty, off-duty, total mils/kms driving, date, truck or tractor and trailer number, carrier name, and co-driver name if there is a one.
North American Transport Driving Academy is NOT about the number of students we can graduate in a year but more about the quality of Commercial Driver each student becomes. We keep our classes small, NORMALLY NO MORE THAN 4 IN EACH CLASS, that way each student receives the personal attention they need to be the very best!
You’re sharing the the roads with someone else’s son, daughter, mother or father. The best way to protect the motoring public is to provide an education that surpasses the established guidelines. In January of this year we implemented a tough new standard for North American Grads!
It’s no joke, our standards are high and we expect a lot from our students, but the instructors here at North American are dedicated to providing you with a solid foundation in safely operating a tractor trailer that could weigh in at over 45 thousand kilos!
Educating people on how to operate commercial equipment is a serious responsibility. We have total confidence in the curriculum we offer to both students and seasoned professional drivers.
North American Transport Driving Academy has been placing drivers in both local and over the road positions for years and we have actual Grad payroll to prove it.
Just ask Ben to show you the numbers on your visit to North American!