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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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