One of the biggest issues safety and training managers face: getting drivers to simply take training. Here are some driver training incentive program ideas to help your team finish training faster and focus on safety.

  • Cash bonus monthly or quarterly for finishing lessons before a certain date.
  • Point system for finishing lessons and the points can be used for company merchandise – example 5 points for finished lesson, 10 points for early completion. There are companies that manage these types of incentive programs for you. PRO-TREAD can integrate with with them.
  • Every driver that finishes lessons on time their name goes into a drawing for $50. Maybe for Omaha steaks certificate or a Pilot/Flying-J card.
  • Gift cards for the first five drivers to finish assigned lessons monthly or quarterly.
  • Give away small company logo items: flashlight, tool bag, coffee mug.
  • Recognition board with names listing finished training.
  • Each driver that completes training on time the entire year goes into a drawing for a large prize.
  • Cash prize to every driver with a perfect DOT inspection. We've also heard that actual cash or a separate check how to make these "special." You don't want the prize to get lumped into payroll, which just disappears at the grocery store.
  • Company jacket or pen for certain number of lessons completed.
  • Include training with your safety or fuel-economy bonus plan.
  • Best safety record = best routes.
  • First person to finish training gets first pick of the truck they want next quarter (if you're not leasing to drivers).

Subscribe To Our Blog

Posts by Topic

See More
New call-to-action

You may also like:

FedEx Ground CSPs: We've Got Training for Your Drivers!

If you're a FedEx Ground CSP, you have enough to worry about — driver shortages, fleet safety, customer service, repairs...

In the News: Fleets on the Watch for Spotted Lanternfly

If you're a fleet with operations in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, you've hopefully heard about the Spotted Lanternfly...

Split Your Big Goals into Smaller Goals

Small Wins Add Up to Big Changes If you're struggling with making changes in your workplace (like how to implement a tra...