Training

For today's road transportation professional, continuing education is an important element of maintaining a competitive edge. BCTA and our partners offer training courses, workshops and seminars that keep you and your staff informed and current on regulations that affect your businesses, increase your business value through leadership and HR training, and boost your safety programs.

Our courses, seminars and workshops are presented in two categories: Safety & Regulations and Other (which includes Business, Human Resources and Leadership). Selecting an offering will show you the next available dates. You can also search the calendar to find training and events suited to your schedule.

Canada-BC Job Grant

This grant assists eligible employers to offset the cost of training current and future employees up to a maximum of $10,000 per employee per fiscal year – and transportation is one of the priority sectors for funding.  The employer contributes one-third to the cost of training.  Applications for training that starts between January 1s and March 31st, 2017 are currently being accepted.

Bowman Employment Services Inc. is the Canada-BC Job Grant Delivery Partner for the Transportation Sector.  Delivery Partner services are provided by the Province at NO COST to employers.

Bowman Employment Services supports employers by:

  • ensuring all eligibility requirements are met,
  • providing information regarding obligations under the CJG program,
  • completing and submitting grant applications, and
  • monitoring the progress of their application through to reimbursement.

Employers can find out more about Canada-BC Job Grant by visiting Canada-BC Job Grant.

For Canada-BC Job Grant information and application assistance, please email cjg@bowmanemployment.com, call 1-877-866-3100 Option 6, or complete this online form CJG Employer Inquiry Form.

Safety & Regulations

This program was developed for experienced, knowledgeable staff that has been placed in a position of evaluating drivers in-house.
Next Date: June 22, 2017
BCTA offers the National Safety Code (NSC) Program in three sections so that attendees will achieve a complete understanding of the National Safety Code regulations.
Next Date: May 4, 2017
This full day course focuses upon National Safety Code (NSC) compliance and record-keeping with an emphasis on preparing to be audited by NSC auditors.
Next Date: May 5, 2017
This half-day workshop will provide participants with the necessary knowledge and resources to detect commercial vehicle safety-related defects and violations prior to operation.
Next Date: May 9, 2017
This Transportation of Dangerous Goods Train the Trainer course is a 2-full-day training program which will bring new and current instructors up to date with the regulations as well as the proper method for classroom instruction. 
Next Date: June 15, 2017
This 4-hour certification course familiarizes a truck driver who transports dangerous goods from one location to another by ground within Canada.
Next Date: July 15, 2017
This full-day course will focus on the important aspects of US Department of Transportation (US DOT) regulations.
Next Date: May 12, 2017
This half-day certification course designed for managers and supervisors outlines your roles and responsibilities under a company drug and alcohol program. The Workplace Drug & Alcohol Course will educate attendees to identify alcohol and drug use and its impacts in the workplace.  The course includes information on the physical, behavioral, speech and performance indicators of probable drug and alcohol use, the US regulatory requirements, and other responsibilities in implementing a company policy.
Next Date: June 14, 2017

Other

With the legalization of cannabis expected in 2017, employers should prepare by reviewing their workplace drug and alcohol policies. Employers without a policy are strongly urged to create one.
Next Date: May 10, 2017
Are you prepared to switch to electronic logging devices (ELDs)? Are you ready for ELD regulations?   This webinar will include presentations from US and BC government officials who will outline ELD requirements, key dates, enforcement and audit considerations, and other ELD-related concerns for trucking in a post-paper log world. Webinar panelists: Jeffrey James, Division Administrator, US Department of Transportation
Next Date: April 25, 2017
This Incident Investigation Workshop teaches on-scene data collection when an accident occurs.
Next Date: April 25, 2017
The Next Generation Leadership Communications Program is an intensive leadership development program designed for the next generation of leaders in the transportation industry.
The Next Generation Leadership Communications Program is an intensive leadership development program designed for the next generation of leaders in the transportation industry.
The Next Generation Leadership Communications Program is an intensive leadership development program designed for the next generation of leaders in the transportation industry.
The Next Generation Leadership Communications Program is an intensive leadership development program designed for the next generation of leaders in the transportation industry.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be introducing new rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF) beginning in April 2017. The objective of the rule is to ensure food is being properly refrigerated, vehicles and equipment are properly cleaned/sanitized, and food is properly protected during transport.