Business Unit

Number of Employees


1. Do they perform their circle for safety

2. Broken (non-working) lights-inspect and repair any lights not working

3, Worn/Flat tires-inspect and replace tires as needed

4. Bad Wipers-Replace worn blades

5. Cracked Windshield-Inspect and replace as needed

6. Unsecured load-inspect and adjust-tie all material down

7. Obstructions-look around for hazards. Clean windows and mirrors

8. Slipping or falling-Use 3 points of contact for entering and leaving vehicle

9. Did the vehicle pass inspection today (no broken items or defects)?

10. Complete DOT pre-trip checklist and associated forms for all DOT vehicles and trailers

Smith Driving

11. Did the employee use the information from Smith Driving (5 keys)?

12. Aim high in steering

13. Get the big picture

14. Keep your eyes moving

15. Leave yourself an out

16. Make sure they see you

General Continued

17. Yielded appropriately in traffic as well as with pedestrians

18. Are they scanning their mirrors

19. Are the mirrors properly aligned

20. How is their following distance

21. When stopping at a red light are they leaving space in front of them (length of their vehicle)

22. Are they properly parking the vehicle (with traffic, using cones, etc.)

23. Seatbelts always in use

24. Utilized a hands free device

25. Kept vehicle in center of lane

26. Minimized lane changes

27. Turned from/into proper lane

28. Remained focused on driving (not eating, moving paperwork, mobile data unit closed, etc.)

29. Proper use of turn signals

30. Turned on headlights

31. Used flashers when appropriate

32. Traveled at or below posted speed limits (dictated by weather/road conditions)

33. Traffic/Construction-Avoid areas of known construction if possible, use alternate route if needed

34. Avoided backing whenever possible

35. Used a spotter when backing was necessary

36. Removed key when parked

37. Complete DOT post-trip checklist and any associated forms for all DOT vehicles and trailers


Additional Comments

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.