Defensive Driving for Truck Drivers

Upon completion, participants should be able to demonstrate:


  • How to Inspect and identify cab controls and gauges, power train, brake, steering and various engine components.
  • A work ethic appropriate to the truck driving industry.
  • A knowledge of the safety factors unique to the truck driving industry
  • Key defensive driving techniques and safe maneuvers to avoid collisions and violations
  • Defensive driving skills for preventing fatalities, injuries, and property damage
  • How driver fatigue/stress affects operating a large truck
  • Proper vehicle maintenance and inspection
  • How to deal with uncontrollable driving conditions/hazards
  • Excellence as it relates to professional truck driving 


Training Duration:

This defensive driving training course for truck drivers has a duration of four days comprising of a  three days. This includes classroom presentations, discussion and exercises, practical exercises, huddle course and commentary driving.


Training Prerequisite:

To take part in the defensive driving training for truck drivers, participants must be holders of at least a category C driving  license and must have at least two years of continues driving experience in truck driving.

Who will Benefit from this Training

This defensive driving training for Truck drivers will be of benefits to  truck drivers, person charge with the transportation of hydrocarbon products, dairy products, timber and general consumables using trucks. New entrants and experienced truck drivers will find it rewarding. We can organise the training onsite in Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea

Training Course Outline

Module 1: An Introduction to Trucking
Module 2: Vehicle Inspection
Module 3: Control Systems
Module 4: Vehicle Systems
Module 5: Basic Control
Module 6: Shifting
Module 7: Backing
Module 8: Coupling and Uncoupling 
Module 9: Sliding Fifth Wheels and Tandem Axles
Module 10: Preventive Maintenance and Servicing
Module 11: Recognizing and Reporting Malfunctions
Module 12: Communication
Module 13: Space Management
Module 14: Visual Search
Module 15: Speed Management
Module 16: Night Driving
Module 17: Extreme Driving Conditions
Module 18: Skid Control
Module 19: Hazard Awareness
Module 20: Railroad Crossings
Module 21: Emergency Maneuvers
Module 22: Accident Procedures
Module 23: Handling Cargo
Module 24: Cargo Documentation
Module 25: Trip Planning
Module 26: Hours of Service
Module 27: Driving International Routes
Module 28: Transportation Security
Module 29: Customer Relations and the Truck Driver
Module 30: Professional Driver Health, Safety, and Security
Module 31: Hazardous MaterialModule 32: Transportation Technolog


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