Professional Driver Improvement Course: Road Etiquette

The Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) is specifically designed for drivers working in the transportation industry to help them improve their road etiquette and learn new safe driving concepts. This course will help you move forward as a professional driver. To ensure you clear this course, North Shore Driving School’s trainers will guide you through the Professional Driver Improvement Course in Burnaby. Each PDIC program is taught at our Burnaby driving school and is available to students throughout the Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland areas. 

 

PDIC Course Content 

Commercial drivers are advised to take the PDIC course as a regulation requirement. During the training, you’ll become better informed about safe driving practices. The course also covers different case studies, driving tips, driving techniques, passing, collision prevention points, driving conditions, driver’s awareness, vehicle inspection and more. If you have any queries or questions about any topic, feel free to ask our trainers.

 

PDIC focuses on:

 Preventing collisions

 Safety measures

 Delivering the cargo safely and on time

 Maintaining good driving habits

 Reducing operating costs

 Reducing vehicle abuse and injuries

 

Course Outline, Key Elements and Duration

PDIC is an organized course designed to help improve your skills as a professional driver. But the beauty of this course is that is can be tailored to your specific needs. Our team will ensure all the key elements of the course are covered. 

 

Outline

 Meaning and importance of attitude, image, customer and public relations

 Mental, physical fitness and on-the-job performance

 How to inspect the vehicle’s condition to meet regulatory and legal safety standards

 Recognizing and responding to adverse driving conditions

 Collision avoidance

 Understanding the meaning of preventable accidents

 Learning about hazards, taking precautions and safe backing techniques

 Video sessions on defensive driving

 

Key Elements

 Defensive driving

 Driver attitude

 Fuel efficiency
 Vehicle care and inspection

 Intersection and road safety

 Reduce vehicle collisions

 Productive practices

 

Duration 

6 hours

 

Cost

$600 (excludes GST)

 

Maximum of 8 students per course.

 

For any queries regarding the course, feel free to contact our truck division.

Practical Driving Session (on-the-job evaluation)

Particular attention will be paid to problems, previously identified by the driver or the employer.

 Tips and suggestions for driving techniques, practicing defensive driving techniques and how to apply them, and understanding their advantages.
 Written report / evaluation for your files and or a PDIC Certificate available.
 If applicable, travel time to your premises is billed out at $80/hour.

Evaluation duration 2 hours:

Your vehicle: $180

North Shore Driving School vehicle: $240
(Prices exclude GST)

North Shore Driving School also serves Coquitlam, Surrey, Richmond, Langley, and Abbotsford.

If you would like to schedule a PDIC course in North Vancouver or Burnaby, contact North Shore Driving School for more information.

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Car Division

1821 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, BC V7M 2J8

Phone: 604-988-1138 

Toll Free: 1-866-988-1138
Email: car_div@nsds.ca

Business Hours

Monday - Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Truck Division

2990 Norland Avenue Burnaby, BC V5B 3A6

Phone: 604-299-9292

Toll Free: 1-888-571-5777

Email: truck_div@nsds.ca

Business Hours

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Friday 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

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