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Driver Training Checklist Template

Use this driver assessment training template to judge the performance and safety of commercial drivers. 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 drivers engine management, driving abilities and speed management. At the end of the tour control shut down 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. Use Lumiform to finish these evaluations on your mobile device while driving with the driver and create reports instantly on the spot.

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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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