Here at Ambassatours, safety is our top priority.
We employ several safety training officers, who oversee the employment process and training of all motor coach operators. Robert Gillis, our lead examiner, has over 43 years’ experience in the motor coach industry.
Ambassatours is a certified training facility for the Motor Vehicle Department of Nova Scotia. Our Safety Officer is certified to take a driver from Class 5 (automobile license) to Double Decker driver, to motor coach operator through our driver certification program.
All Operators must participate and graduate from the following programs (approx. 16 hrs of in-classroom training):
Professional Driver Improvement Course provided in-house with materials designed by Nova Scotia Safety Council.
Hours of Service Training provided in-house with materials designed by and supplied by Motor Coach Canada.
Pre and Post Trip Inspection training provided in-house with materials designed by and supplied by Motor Coach Canada.
Motor coach operator inspect the vehicle daily before and after each trip – 40-point check list to ensure there are no visible leaks onto the pavement, no under inflated tires, no damages or broken glass etc.
In-coach training of approximate 30 hours per driver with a ride-along instructor.
Final Driving Evaluation for certification and licensing.
All motor coach operators must participate in 12 hours of classroom training each year regardless of experience or length of employment with AGL. Courses include defensive driving techniques, customer service training, hours of service, re-gen, winter driving and the addition of new vehicles to the fleet. In addition to all motor coach operators must successfully complete a Driver Evaluation annually.