• Vehicle make and model

  • Weather/Road conditions

  • Traffic condition and roads travelled (eg. heavy traffic on country roads)

1.0 Pre-Drive Checks

  • 1.1 Pre-Trip Inspection Completes Safety check as per company policy

  • 1.2 Off-Road Recovery can recover if wheel is dropped off sealed surface

  • 1.3 Coupling/Uncoupling Trailer as per company training

  • 1.4 Load Securing ensures load is secure and/or sealed

  • 1.5 Engine Idle Time Does not allow the engine to Idle more than necessary

2.0 Vehicle Skills

  • 2.1 Cab Drill Safety check (gear stick, park brake) Seat & Mirrors adjusted, seat belts, and Start engine to specifications.

  • 2.2 Mirror Use Consistently Checks mirrors (4 – 8 seconds)

  • 2.3 Brake use Constant Smooth application

  • 2.4 Clutch use Smooth application and release always, does not ride (rest foot over clutch pedal)

  • 2.5 Gear Selection Selects the right gear for the situation (cornering, climbing, descending)

  • 2.6 Rev-Range operates within the manufacturers specifications

  • 2.7 Engine Brake Use Understands the operation and when to use it effectively

  • 2.8 Progressive Shifting Performs constant smooth gear changing

3.0 RoadCraft

  • 3.1 Check Intersections Constantly checks intersections prior to entering

  • 3.2 Eye Contact Establishes that other drivers have seen them

  • 3.3 Courtesy to Others Shows courtesy to other road users (eg allows lane changing)

  • 3.4 Covers Brakes early to prepare for possible hazards

  • 3.5 Smoothness Of Vehicle Gear changes, acceleration, braking, and cornering

4.0 Traffic Skills

  • 4.1 Observation & Planning Forward planning for traffic flow / lights / turns

  • 4.2 Speed For Environment drives in accordance to traffic/weather conditions

  • 4.3 Hang back Distance 4 second rule while moving and good space while stationary (eg. see tyres touch road)

  • 4.4 Hazard Perception Identifies hazards early and acts accordingly to avoid a possible difficulties

  • 4.5 Obey Signs/Road law

  • 4.6 Cornering Lines Uses only what is needed to negotiate the corner

  • 4.7 Overtaking Sufficient indication with appropriate technique

  • 4.8 Roundabout Understands and demonstrates good knowledge of roundabout system

  • 4.9 System Of Vehicle Control Course, mirrors, signals, brakes, gears, mirrors, evasive action, and acceleration.

  • 4.10 Reversing Checks for obstacles and has good control (foot off clutch)

  • 4.11 Grade Control Does not roll back at start off

5.0 Compliance/Other

  • 5.1 Driving Hours & Log Books SCL Requirement Explained

  • 5.2 Load Securing Explained the basics of Load Restraint

  • 5.3 Fatigue Discussed

  • 5.4 Customer Relations Understands and is willing to help the customer at all times (has good customer service)

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