National Safety Council

Professional Truck Driver Defensive Driving Course

Course time: 3 ½ to 4 hours

National Safety Council- Professional Truck Driver Defensive Driving Course

Reduce liability risks and fleet expenses through driver safety training

Your professional truck drivers need to stay safe. And your fleet needs to stay on the road, which means avoiding collisions, injuries and violations.

The newly revised NSC Professional Truck Driver Course helps keep your fleet safe and on the road. This classroom course can be taught in either 3- or 4-hours using its new modularized format and provides customized facilitation options based on learner needs and company goals.

What participants will learn:

Participant will acquire the knowledge and defensive driving strategies to help them remain incident-and citation-free by focusing on collision prevention through hazard recognition and crash avoidance techniques. Educating your employees about the importance of safe responsible driving can potentially reduce liability exposure and financial risks and costs related fleet insurance premiums, workers’ compensation claims, traffic violations and repair bills.

Course features:

  • Modularized format to allow flexibility to streamline or adjust course content and topic selection
  • 3 or 4 hours of classroom instruction to accommodate corporate training requirements
  • Videos and animation segments to reinforce key concepts and collision prevention strategies
  • State-of-the-art multimedia presentation integrates course content, videos, animation, and classroom activities with real-life driver situations to improve and enhance learner experience.
  • Testing strategies throughout the course measure driver progress and competency level

A classroom course specifically created to address needs of truck drivers

Topics covered in the course:

  • Defensive driving and collision prevention strategies – speed, proper following distances, lane changes and lane marking’s, passing and overtaking, correct scanning techniques and critical thinking
  • Handling challenging situations – head-on collisions, turn and intersection collisions, backing, distracted driving, and factors contributing to collisions
  • Pre-trip, en-route and post-trip inspections
  • Maneuvering safely through work zones, traffic and weather conditions
  • Hazard recognition and conditions beyond the driver’s control
  • Physical health and wellness of the professional driver – stress management, fatigue, vision, hearing, mobility, medication, and more!


Check with your state DMW for certification requirements or call us at 800-573-0106.



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