Class 3 Dump Truck, Water Truck and Hydrovac Operator Program

Training Program

Duration: 9 weeks
Prerequisite: Class 3 or Class 1

Training Program Start Date

January 2024

Dump Truck

What does a Class 3 Dump Truck, Water Truck and Hydrovac Operator do?

A Class 3 Dump Truck, Water Truck, and Hydrovac Operator performs vital roles in construction and industrial settings. The Dump Truck Operator transports and unloads materials, the Water Truck Operator controls dust with water spraying, and the Hydrovac Operator uses specialized equipment to safely excavate soil around utilities. Together, they contribute to the efficiency and safety of construction projects.

What does the Class 3 Dump Truck, Water Truck and Hydrovac Operator program include?

In the 9-week Class 3 Dump Truck, Water Truck, and Hydrovac Operator Program, participants will delve into the intricacies of different dump truck configurations, gaining insights into their structures and specific applications. The curriculum covers fundamental vehicle mechanics, providing a comprehensive understanding of engines, transmissions, axles, hydraulics systems, suspension systems, differentials, and brakes. Emphasis is placed on the significance of pre-trip and post-trip inspections, teaching proper fluid level checks, tire assessments, brake examinations, and basic maintenance skills. Safety and compliance training highlight the importance of adhering to regulations, wearing seatbelts, and understanding load limitations and road weight capacity. Participants will also receive instruction on loading and unloading procedures, focusing on maintaining balance and safety during both processes. The program includes behind-the-wheel training to hone driving techniques in diverse conditions and offers guidance on efficient route planning based on load type, destination distance, and navigating restrictions such as low bridges or weight-restricted roads.

Course Modules Outline:

• Introduction to various dump truck configurations, their structures, and respective uses.
• Detailed sessions on Tandem setups with their distinct specifications.

• Basic understanding of vehicle mechanics to promote technical insight.
• Lessons include the functionality of the engine, transmission, axles, hydraulics system, suspension system, differentials, and brakes.

• The importance of pre-trip and post-trip inspections is emphasized.
• Training on how to properly check fluid levels, tires condition, brakes, lights, belts, and hoses.
• Basic vehicle maintenance skills are imparted to help troubleshoot minor issues on the job.

• Training on adhering to safety procedures and relevant regulations.
• The emphasis on wearing seatbelts, ensuring load limitations are not exceeded, understanding road weight capacity, and getting familiar with relevant traffic laws.

• Instructions on correct loading techniques – keeping truck balanced when loading, managing center of gravity.
• Detailed lessons on how to properly unload materials in various conditions safely.

• Behind-the-wheel training to understand vehicle handling in diverse working conditions.
• Guidance on planning efficient routes depending on factors such as load type and destination distance while considering restrictions like low bridges or weight restricted roads.

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