Truck Smart driver training is a seven-hour training course for all commercial HGV drivers, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to operate safe and roadworthy vehicles.
Truck Smart focuses on the importance of driving roadworthy HGVs and the role of the driver in ensuring that vehicles and loads are safe and legal always. Alongside Truck Smart driver training there is an e-Learning module. The accompanying Fleet Manager Toolkit provides tools, guidance and resources for managers looking to develop and implement an HGV safety system within their organisation.
Truck Smart tracks a series of five themes. The five simple messages are echoed throughout both the Truck Smart 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
Truck Smart follows a comprehensive course programme that also aligns to the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence syllabus. The course covers the following subject areas:
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 uses of load restraints
How to mitigate the effects of loads on driving and operational performance
Roles and responsibilities of the regulatory and enforcement bodies
The Truck Smart course is 7 hours of learning and can facilitate up to 24 people per course.
IMPORTANT: If drivers wish to have their details uploaded to the DSA website so its counts towards their 35 hours DCPC, then they need to ensure they bring £8.75 cash to cover the upload fee. You will need to notify the trainer on the day.
Please note: Lunch, refreshments and travel costs are not included.
IMPORTANT: Any driver attending the Truck Smart course must have their identity checked by either a photo card driving licence, or a Driver Qualification Card (DQC). This will allow FBG Training to register the driver onto the Transport for London database which confirms the driver has attended the course.
For a driver to be uploaded to the FORS/TfL register and/or be accredited with the Driver CPC hours they must complete the entire course.
This course contains content relevant to drivers that hold a vocational category C1, C, CE. The course content is not fully aligned to drivers with a vocational category D1, D, DE. The holder of these categories, however can attend and gain their 7hrs.
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