TruckSmart driver training is a seven-hour training course for all commercial HGV drivers, with a supporting toolkit for Fleet Managers equipping them with the knowledge and skills to operate and manage safe and roadworthy vehicles.
TruckSmart tracks a series of five themes. These five simple messages are echoed throughout both the TruckSmart training course and the accompanying fleet manager toolkit.
Know it: a safe vehicle matters
Check it: walk around before, during and after journeys
Load it: plan and position your load safely
Secure it: secure your load correctly
Report it: record problems and take action
TruckSmart follows a comprehensive course programme that also aligns to the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence syllabus.
The course covers the following subject areas:
The moral, economic and legal importance of operating safe and roadworthy vehicles
Drivers’ roles and responsibilities within the HGV safety system
Vehicle checks and defect reporting
The principles of safe loading
The elements of a good load security system and the different types and use of load restraints
How to mitigate the effects of loads on driving and operational performance
The roles and responsibilities of the regulatory and enforcement bodies
The risks, penalties and consequences of driving with an unroadworthy vehicle or unsafe load
If you want to know more please Contact Us or download our TruckSmart leaflet for more information
Our FORS Compliance and Consultancy service is supported by a group of professional Transport Managers, FORS Practitioners and Qualified Auditors who specialize in guiding companies through the compliance maze.