Best Practices For The Operation and Safe Use
of End Dump Trailers

Best Practices for the Operation and Safe Use of End Dump Trailers

Supported by a grant from the WCB’s Research and Workplace Innovation Program, HEAT is proud to offer a three day training program, free of charge, for up to 200 interested and qualified candidates who are new to the industry.

  • Interested in a career hauling dirt, aggregate & construction materials ?
  • Have a Class 1A license but lack experience using an end dump trailer ?
  • Are you looking to switch from long haul to local work?

This Program is three days in length and will offer one day of classroom training, one day of practical training and one day of ride along with an experienced industry driver.



  • Introduction to The Industry (what are employers looking for, types of materials, customers)
  • Maintenance & Safety Inspections (PPE, inspections, hand signals, hooking/unhooking trailers, PTO info)
  • Driving (driving on construction sites, in adverse conditions, etc)
  • Documentation (what this industry requires)
  • Best Industry Practices (tips, need to knows, industry specific info)
  • Money Management (fuel efficiency, idling, productivity, bottom line)
  • Personal Management & Development/Interpersonal Relationships (professionalism, stress management, handling change, communication skills, reducing workplace injuries)


In addition to a full day of ride along with an experienced, professional end dump driver, each student will participate in a full day of practical hands on training. This will consist of the student driving one on one with the Trainer, as well as small group activities/discussions and hands on learning of small basic repairs. Each participant will experience a full run of a mock up job site, including but not limited to:

  • Pre-Trip, Post Trip requirements: identifying minor and major defects
  • End Dump Specific Equipment: hydraulic hoses, PTO, tailgate, air bags, tarp, hooking/unhooking
  • Loading / Unloading Procedures
  • Dumping Do's and Don'ts
  • Scale approach procedures, weight limits, etiquette
  • Legalizing your load
  • Jobsite hazards specific to construction sites, pits/quarries, off road strategies, etc.
  • Basic repairs: fixing air lines, cage brake pots, tarps, unthaw valves, park region, etc.
  • Communication, hand signals, expectations

Participants will learn from their own hands on experience and also from discussion while watching the others. After course completion each student will have experienced driving an end dump trailer, know what industry requirements and expectations are, and will have the knowledge to safely enter this industry.

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