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Driver Training Checklist Template

Driver training checklists are an essential tool for any driver safety program. They provide an easy-to-use checklist of the most common safety topics that need to be addressed during driver training. This helps ensure that all drivers are adequately trained and knowledgeable on the topics that are most important for safe driving.

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Driver Training Checklist Template



License number
Truck number
Attach photo of license:


Correct PPE worn
Fluid levels - Fuel (Before Trips)
Fluid levels - water
Fluid levels - Oil
Log book up to date
All tyres – checking tyres (Before Leaving Yard)
Seat belts


Engine power is sustained with the right gear selection
At all time, engine is driven in the proper torque range.
The vehicle is driven in the created defined rev range.
Clutch engagement is smooth
Use of clutch
The gear selection is smooth and direct.
Uses gearbox to sustain engine torque at all speeds
Uses block shifting where relevant
Smoot acceleration


Right position on road, remains in own lane
Plans the entry and exit, scans ahead for risks
The driver is skilled at turning vehicle.
Uses driving techniques to provide early detection and action in advance of coming hazards.
Follows all traffic regulations.
Cruise control
Has vehicle in control and an appropriate speed.
Courteous to other drivers
Travelling range, preserves space around the vehicle.
Lane changes, roundabouts, turns
Driver sits in a good upright position and uses seat belt
General Comments:


Load securing tools are fitted where demanded
Controls load prior to leaving site assuring no material could fall from truck, rechecks trips
Safe driving to mount trailer when demanded
All documentation is completed.


Log Book and Paperwork
Drains air tanks
Parks the vehicle in a safe place
Turns of all electrical devices and uses isolating switch where required
General Comments


Attitude to work
Clean and tidy appearance
Attitude to driving (e.g. courteous to other road users)
Was the driver involved in a collision or any other accidents in the last 12 months where s/he was to blame for it?


Final result:
Did you make any agreements with the driver regarding further action/ training / controlling?
Driver full name and signature:
Assessor full name and signature:
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Creating a Comprehensive Driver Training Checklist to Ensure Safety on the Road

A driver training checklist is an important tool for ensuring that all drivers are properly trained and knowledgeable about safety and vehicle maintenance. The checklist can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used as a reference guide for both instructors and drivers during the training process. The instructor can also utilize the checklist to ensure that all topics are adequately covered during the training session. Essentially it is a tool to assess the knowledge of each driver at the end of the training session.

Lumiform's customizable driver training checklist driver is an assessment training template which will assist you in judging the performance and safety of commercial drivers. More specifically, when using this template attach a photo of his/her driver's license and driver details. Verify if the driver follows standard start-up methods. While driving, evaluate the driver's engine management, driving abilities and speed management. At the end of the tour, control shutdown methods and rate the driver's overall professionalism. Talk to the driver and note any past incidents that have happened. Finish the evaluation by discussing and registering what further actions or training is needed.

The driver training checklist should be seen as a plan for ongoing training and assessment. This should include a schedule for review and reinforcement of the material covered in the initial training, as well as periodic assessments to ensure the driver is continuing to practice safe driving and vehicle maintenance habits. That way you can ensure a safe and efficient training process that will cover all necessary topics for a driver who will ensure safety on the road.

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