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 the industry-required training, client-required safety training and complete Canadian Pilot Truck Training Program.

Throughout the industry there are many safety-based courses that are required in order to be considered ready for work.

  • Standard First Aid
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Traffic Control ( Flagger)
  • HS2 Alive
  • Basic Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Basic Spill Response Training
  • Any Additional Courses


APTA also recommends 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

From the beginning of operations, APTA continues to adhere to our 3 Pillars of Excellence; Safety, Training & Integrity. With safety as the primary focus, we 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 and employees in order to strengthen the skills of their entire team.

Understanding the industries need and desire, APTA’s sister company, Canadian Pilot Truck Training (CPTT) was founded to fill the need.


Canadian Pilot Truck Training

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

CPTT’s training process for students includes a combination of theoretical, online classroom-based training, and additional practical training. 

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At APTA, we pride ourselves in the ability to maintain professional integrity in the workplace has a powerful impact on your productivity, performance, and reputation. Behaving with professional integrity takes practice, strength of character and self-awareness. 

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