CMV Driver Basics

This course is designed to provide drivers with basic information about being a CMV driver.


The job of a professional driver comes with many responsibilities. As well as knowing how to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), drivers are expected to handle a variety of other duties ranging from handling cargo to passenger safety to customer service. In order to handle all of these responsibilities, you must understand the importance of operating safely, being a qualified driver, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

This course is designed to provide drivers with basic information about being a CMV driver.

After completing this course, learners will be able to identify the four critical topics that every CMV driver should be familiar with:

  • Driver qualification: become familiar with the requirements of Section 391.11 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). This includes general qualifications, physical qualifications, and what can cause disqualification.
  • Driver wellness: identify what constitutes wellness, such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure, weight and diet, exercise, alcohol and drug use, stress, and fatigue.
  • Hours of service: discuss what is required by the hours-of-service regulations and what information should be recorded on the record of duty status.
  • Whistleblower protection: become familiar with driver rights and how they are protected from retaliation from their employers for filing a complaint about a violation of a safety or health regulation.


  • Driver Qualification
    • General Qualifications
    • Physical Qualifications
    • Driver Disqualification
  • Driver Wellness
    • Driver Wellness
    • Blood Cholesterol
    • Blood Pressure
    • Weight
    • Exercise
    • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
    • Stress
    • Fatigue
  • Hours of Service
    • Hours of Service
    • Record of Duty Status
  • Whistleblower Protection
    • Whistleblower Protection
    • Filing a Complaint


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 50 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.

How We Help

At BIS, we take great pride in how we can positively impact others on a global scale. We create engaging online safety modules to ensure the safety of our customers and clients, and tailor the modules to fit our clients' needs. Keeping each other safe is a critical responsibility that makes a large impact on the organizations that we work with. We take pride in our ability to cultivate a positive, safe and healthy work environment.

What We Do

Our organization is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity and innovation, and we stand by our core values: Compassion, Humility, and Integrity. We believe that a positive and supportive work environment is essential for the success of our business and the well-being of our employees. Compassion and Inclusivity is at the core of our culture. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. Collaboration is another key element of our culture. We believe that working together as a team, leads to better outcomes and a more fulfilling work experience. We encourage open communication, active listening, and constructive feedback, and we support our employees in sharing ideas and taking ownership of their work. Finally, we embrace innovation as a driving force behind our success.

At BIS, our culture is centered around our commitment to client satisfaction, employee empowerment, and collaborative innovation. We strive to create an environment where everyone can contribute their unique superpowers and perspectives.

Who We Are

We are a growing technology company based out of Sherwood Park, Alberta. We provide a
compliance and learning management software for the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) professional Our software, BIStrainer, is a cloud-based application which includes tens of thousands of training courses for any user, we can build and modify courses to meet the needs of any field user and we have a state-of-the-art program to help our clients organize their training information and needs.

Our Company was established in 2006 and we now have over 2 million active users and over 1,100 company clients and partners who rely on BIStrainer for their health and safety programs.