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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.

Course Description

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

What will drivers learn?

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

Risks, penalties

Course Duration & Delegate numbers

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.

All bookings are subject to our Cancellation Policy and by registering for a course you are agreeing to its terms. Click here to read the Cancellation Policy


FORS Members Discounts

FORS Members are able to apply membership discounts to FORS courses advertised on this website.

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Corporate enquiries

If you wish to book groups of 5 or more delegates, or have private courses run at either our or a company venue, please contact us using the form.

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