Corporate Driving Program

Corporate Driver Training

A-1 Driving School Ltd. has been providing corporate driver training programs for almost 30 years. We are confident in our ability to provide outstanding driver training to meet the needs of corporations, government agencies, and departments throughout Ontario.
We specialize in advanced driver training for experienced drivers. Our courses teach drivers to recognize their personal responsibility in creating and maintaining a safe driving environment for themselves and others.

We offer:

  • advanced in-class courses
  • advanced in-vehicle training
  • driving assessments

Due Diligence
For most people, driving is the greatest job-related danger they have to deal with. With the introduction of Bill C-45 in Ontario in 2004, employers are now required to take “steps to prevent bodily harm to that person, or any other person, arising from that work or task”. This means that the onus is on the employers to ensure that their employees are trained to safely perform their job functions. A driver training program with A-1 Driving School Ltd. will help you fulfill that obligation.

Employee Safety
If your company is serious about health and safety, driver training could be one of the best investments you make. Since motor vehicle collisions account for the largest share of indirect accident costs in Ontario, and recognizing that 95% of crashes are preventable, your organization will benefit from driver training through:

  • fewer vehicle repairs
  • lower accident costs
  • lower fuel costs
  • better drivers
  • lower insurance premiums
  • minimized loss of productivity
  • better Health & Safety record

In-Class Courses

Cell Phones, Conversations and Coffee –
The Role of Inattention and Distractibility in Driving (CCC)

Nearly 8 out of 10 crashes are caused by driver inattention and distractedness. The Road Safety Educators’ Association’s newest course ‘Cell Phones, Conversation and Coffee’ (CCC) is the first course ever to offer experienced drivers concrete strategies to deal with distracted driving issues.

CCC addresses the realities that drivers face on the roads today and will give your drivers an advantage when it comes to safety. This classroom course is run in an interactive format with formal and informal instruction, discussion, and workgroups. A-1 Driving School Ltd. has three instructors available to offer this course anywhere in Ontario. This is a credentialed program for drivers and successful candidates receive a .5 credit from RSEA. More

Cooperative Driving

As a RSEA course, Cooperative Driving is the new Gold Standard in road safety education. This one-day workshop will move of the emphasis away from defending a driver’s position and looking for mistakes of other road users to finding ways to cooperate and make the system more fluid and safe. It puts the drivers in a position of analyzing how they are affecting others rather than just how others affect them.

In a very fundamental way, it changes the focus of the venture of driving and brings a level of humility and accountability to driving that is lacking in other approaches to the task. This is a credentialed program for drivers, and successful candidates receive a .5 credit from RSEA. Cooperative Driving will be equivalent to a six-hour DDC(Defensive Driving Course) or PDIC(Professional Driver Improvement Course) program. More

Defensive Driving Course (DDC)

Designed by the Canada Safety Council, the DDC has been one of Canada’s most widely used driver training programs. This classroom course is run in an interactive format with formal and informal instruction, discussion, and workgroups.

The DDC course focuses on the driver and driving attitudes, and features proven safe and defensive driving strategies. Themes include: elements of defensive driving, causes of collisions, preventing collisions, the pre-trip inventory, eye-lead time, time interval formula, safe passing techniques, and many others. A low participant-to-instructor ratio maximizes opportunities for participation and dialogue. More

In-Vehicle Services

Beyond Basics™ (DCA4)

Beyond Basics is an advanced in-vehicle session for the experienced driver. During the 90-minute drive, the driver trainer will evaluate the driver’s risk perception and hazard/management risk as well as the driver’s application of defensive and co-operative driving techniques.

Moving “beyond” basic defensive driving principles, this session deals with the reality of driving with inattention due to distractions and multitasking. The drive provides an opportunity to apply advanced driver training techniques in the only place it counts – on the road. Organizations and individuals seeking seriously to improve their driving abilities should consider ‘Beyond Basics’ as part of their overall safety strategy. More

Driver Competency Assessment (DCA2)

The DCA2 Driver Competency Assessment is an in-vehicle evaluated drive. It is an assessment tool that scientifically measures a driver’s crash potential. The DCA2 gives managers and supervisors a competency/risk measurement profile that identifies a driver’s strengths and weaknesses.

This profile measures areas which current research suggests are most directly related to crash involvement such as decision making, risk management, distractions, and multitasking. The DCA2 documents and measures a driver’s ability to manage risk by assessing how they match their cognitive, attentional, and psychomotor skills with choice behaviours. DCA2 methodologies meet the stringent requirements of the RSEA(Road Safety Educators Association) and can be used to ensure ‘due diligence’. The DCA2 is the only measure known at this time which provides this type of information. More

Safe Trailering

In the ‘accident per mile driven’ category, nothing even comes close to reversing a trailer. A disproportionately high number of “incidents” occur while drivers are reversing trailers. In most cases, these sometimes-costly crashes are avoidable and preventable.

Our trailer towing course effectively teaches drivers trailering safety. The course includes reversing manoeuvers, an advanced on-road driving segment, as well as vehicle and trailer inspection and coupling procedures. More

Remedial Training and Instruction

Our one-on-one coaching sessions blend all the elements of our many theoretical courses and apply them in the vehicle on an individual needs basis. As weaknesses are identified, instruction is tailored to meet each individual’s specific driving needs.

Give us a call

A-1 Driving School Ltd. can offer your organization a driver training program to help you save vehicle related expenses and increase the safety record and safety mindedness of your employees, both on and off the job. That’s a big return on your investment because it will help protect your employees (and their families) full time; twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information on any of our Corporate Driver Training programs, contact us at 1-800-473-0398 or email us.