FORS TruckSmart

 

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. They are:

  • 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