Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists -- a truck driver training school near Hamilton, Ont. -- is offering a four-hour, Hours of Service training program for drivers and owner-operators.

Company officials say the program will help drivers prepare for the U.S. rules and the immediate enforcement when they take effect on Jan. 4, 2004.

Topics in the program cover: Objectives of the new HOS standard, simplifying of the rules, record keeping requirements, and driver/carrier compliance. KRTS says the program can be delivered on-site to trucking companies. For more information contact KRTS: 800-771-8171