TRAINING

Safety is APTA’s First Priority

Our goal is to ensure the safe transport of over-dimensional loads by adhering to our 3 Pillars of Excellence; Safety, Training & Integrity.

Training is the key to providing a safe experience for everyone involved. To be a Pilot for APTA you must complete industry-required training, client-required safety training and to complete our own Competency Based Piloting Training.

Throughout the industry there are many safety-based courses that are required to be considered ready to work. These are throughout the industry there are many safety-based courses that are required to be considered ready to work. These are WHMIS; Standard First Aid; Alberta Construction Safety Training; Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG); Professional Flagging on Private & Public Roadways; Basic Fire Extinguisher Training; HS2 Alive; and Basic Spill Response Training, plus any others required to perform our work safely.

We also recommend that Pilots become more knowledgeable and capable. The wide range of companies we work for may also require that we complete some of the following courses:  Diversity in the Workplace; Defensive Driving Awareness; Confined Space Entry; Contractor Health & Safety; Conflict Resolution; Cargo Securement; Canada Labour Code; Behaviour-Based Safety; Workplace Inspections; Incident Investigation; Job Hazard Analysis; Lone Worker Safety; Personal Protective Equipment; Slips, Trips & Falls; Chemical Spill Response; Hand Tool Safety; Working at Temperatures; Wildlife Awareness; or Bear Awareness.

Competency-Based Training

Competency-Based Training for Pilots

Since we began operations in 2011, we have created and provided competency-based training and certification for our own pilots.  At the request of some of our clients, we have also provided training or workshops for their pilots/ operators/ employees in order to strengthen the skills of the entire team. We developed industry-standard competency-based training for our pilots.

APTA’s training process for our pilots includes in-class theoretical training and practical in-truck training.  This includes in-truck training and mentoring provided to the student during ride-along orientation, as well as extensive feedback and practical skills training in real-time while the student is piloting.

Trainees must pass a written test following the classroom portion, and successfully complete all the requirements of the practical training.

Canadian Pilot Truck Training

We noticed that the training needs for pilots and other road safety workers extended past what could be achieved within APTA alone, so our sister company, Canadian Pilot Truck Training, was founded to fill that need.

Canadian Pilot Truck Training provides training for Pilots / Escort Vehicle Operators within Canada.  CPTT has provided piloting training for Municipalities located along Alberta’s High Load corridor.

UPDATE: The CPTT website is now up and running – check us out at:

What’s the Difference?

APTA is a business focused on the technical and practical aspects of piloting and escorting oversize loads.

CPTT is a sister company that provides training and certification to pilots and other personnel.

Become a Better Pilot Today!

Schedule training with Canadian Pilot Truck Training and become one of the best pilots on the roads!