The best way to get drivers to not complain about training is to use PRO-TREAD heavy duty truck driver training.
The second best way is a solid training plan for truck drivers based on their years of experience.
Inexperienced Drivers Require General Training
If you've been hiring a lot of young drivers, you should put them in a six-month intensive training group (after a driver orientation program) that assigns two courses every month. This might look something like:
- Month 1: Space Management + Pre-Trip Inspections
- Month 2: Defensive Driving + Fuel Management
- Month 3: Backing and Docking + Driver Distractions
- Month 4: Night Driving + CSA Overview
- Month 5: Speed Management + Log Books
- Month 6: Hours of Service + Road Rage
Seasoned Vets Need Specific Training
You should use a different training plan for drivers with both years of experience. You should also know if they've been trained before. Remember: experience alone may mean bad habits. Focusing on specific skills and new regulatory updates stops complaints about "basic" training.
- Month 1: CSA Overview
- Month 2: GHS / Hazard Communication
- Month 3: Roadside Inspections
- Month 4: Hours of Service
- Month 5: Air Brakes
- Month 6: Driver Wellness
Setting Up a Training Plan for Truck Drivers: Use Groups in Sentix
The Sentix LMS makes it simple to create groups and assign lessons. You can use training groups for orientation, hazmat re-certification, different types of incident remediation (log book violations or speeding, for example).
Let's say you need to get started RIGHT NOW. You need to schedule your year of training in advance via the Sentix Pro LMS. We have a driver safety training plan template you can use that covers lots of different area.
need something a bit more customized?
As a training company, ITI specializes in custom training. Whether you need minor edits to an existing course or a fully custom course, our in-house production team has you covered. Check out the steps on how to make a training video with ITI, and drop us a line to get started!