This module deals with the ability to load the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper use. We will cover general information on the forces affecting vehicles in motion. We will look at the use of gearbox ratios, the calculation of payload and the calculation of total volume, and the effects they have on the loading of a vehicle. We will then move on to discuss the load distribution and the two requirements that must be met when loading a vehicle. Overloading the axle, the vehicles stability and the center of gravity are other areas that we will discuss.
CPC module 5 is for The Professional Truck Driver.
Upon successful completion of the day long course candidates will be awarded a Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence. This Module is to be completed in the 5th year of the Drivers CPC cycle and is for Professional Bus Drivers.
(Note: if you are a professional Bus and Truck Driver you must complete both Modules in the 5th year.)
Ability to load the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use.
Session 1. Safely loading vehicles
Session 2. Preventing criminality and trafficking in illegal immigrants.
Session 3. Carriage of goods. C License
Session 4. The economic environment of road haulage and the organisation of the market
On successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a ASL Certificate of attendance. Their details will also be uploaded to the Road Safety Authority Driver CPC register.
As per RSA Regulations drivers must 35 hours of periodic training over the next five years. Training is on a one-day-per-year basis.