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Become A Driver Trainer

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Working As A Driver Trainer

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $41,350

    Average Salary

What Does A Driver Trainer Do At Sysco Corp

* Experience in facilitating training and utilizing strong coordination, organization and time management skills.
* Ability to monitor and assess trainees and make performance-based recommendations.
* Knowledge of DOT, state regulations and company policies regarding the operation of company’s vehicles.
* Execute Train-the
* Trainer sessions
* Efficiently deliver training to large groups of associates
* Document open questions / parking lots items / feedback during and after class and work with Operations leadership and SMEs to find answers
* Ensure readiness of all training materials
* Manage training administration:
* Confirm course materials are updated and classroom devices work prior to the start of class
* Track course attendance and communicate back to operations and OpCo leadership results
* Assist with other duties as assigned or as directed

What Does A Driver Trainer Do At Dot Foods, Inc.

* Mentor/ assist new drivers in learning processes and procedures.
* Attend Driver Train the Trainer Course.
* Attend and participate in training activities and meetings.
* Track progress of assigned new driver(s) during training period.
* Provide feedback to assigned new driver(s) and to transportation management.
* Occasional Work Performed:
* Assist with testing equipment or systems.
* Training in and participation on Total Quality Management (TQM) teams.
* Safety Responsibility:
* Assumes responsibility for the workplace safety of self and co-workers, and for the safety conditions of the work location

What Does A Driver Trainer Do At Transport National

* Operate equipment safely and legally per FMCSA and company guidelines.
* Perform pre-trip and post trip inspections; keep record to ensure proper inspections were completed.
* Keep truck neat, clean and organized inside and out.
* Check shipping papers to determine nature of load and any special handling instructions/permits or hazards.
* Properly block and secure load to prevent damage or load shifting.
* Ensure legal axle weights.
* Measure dimensions of all loads.
* Operate a forklift, certified through in-house training program.
* Additional duties as assigned by the Driver Manager.
* Call Us At: (414) 856
* or apply at tntrans

What Does A Driver Trainer Do At Lehigh Hanson

* Safely drive truck to and from destination applying knowledge of DOT driving regulations and area roads.
* Check loads to ensure product is being hauled in an appropriate and safe manner to adjust to desired level
* Estimate slump of concrete
* Verify directions with plant personnel before leaving the plant to ensure delivery to the correct customer and job site
* Strive to meet customer expectations
* Keep equipment in acceptable condition of cleanliness using approved cleaning materials and supplies
* Maintain radio contact with supervisor/dispatch to receive and transmit delivery instructions
* Assist other company employees as needed
* Complete pre and post trip inspections on truck equipment and supplies, such as tires, lights, brakes, fuel, oil, and water
* May perform minor roadside repairs, such as installing light bulbs
* Maintain good working knowledge of the traffic routes of the city
* Must be able to take orders, instructions, and guidance from supervisors and management
* Adhere to all company, DOT and OSHA rules and regulations at all times
* Meet or exceed company safety standards
* Perform other job responsibilities as assigned
* Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
* Train and or give direction to all Mixer Drivers on ALL Mixer Driver duties and responsibilities (SME)
* Participate and/or lead all plant safety meetings
* Assist in RCA and action plans
* Support and/or lead the rollout of new processes
* Support and/or lead new driver orientation as needed
* Support and/or lead Smith System training as needed
* Attend community events to demonstrate commitment to the guiding values
* Coach drivers on Smart Drive events as needed

What Does A Driver Trainer Do At YRC Freight

* Instruct students on how to inspect, back and drive tractor trailers safely, proper vehicle inspection, proper backing skills, proper shifting techniques and proper street driving skills necessary to pass state directed testing.
* Perform daily evaluations through checklists and observation and document progress.
* Monitor student progress, identify any gaps and provide additional assistance as necessary.
* Maintain proper documentation, including daily attendance, tracking, evaluations, etc.
* Model safe behaviors and train students on corporate safety principles and procedures.
* Ensure students understand safety requirements when in and around tractor trailers

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How To Become A Driver Trainer

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers usually have a high school diploma and attend a professional truckdriving school. They must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL).


Most companies require their truck drivers to have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Many companies require drivers to attend professional truckdriving schools, where they take training courses to learn how to maneuver large vehicles on highways or through crowded streets. During these classes, drivers also learn the federal laws and regulations governing interstate truck driving. Students attend either a private truckdriving school or a program at a community college that lasts between 3 and 6 months.

Upon finishing their classes, drivers receive a certificate of completion.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering a requirement that mandates all newly hired interstate truck drivers to take a truckdriving course.

The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) certifies a small percentage of driver-training courses at truckdriver training schools that meet both the industry standards and the U.S. Department of Transportation guidelines for training tractor-trailer drivers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All long-haul truck drivers must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Qualifications for obtaining a CDL vary by state but generally include passing both a knowledge test and a driving test. States have the right to refuse to issue a CDL to anyone who has had a CDL suspended by another state.

Drivers can get endorsements to their CDL that show their ability to drive a specialized type of vehicle. Truck drivers transporting hazardous materials (HAZMAT) must have a hazardous materials endorsement (H). Getting this endorsement requires passing an additional knowledge test and a background check.

Federal regulations require random testing of on-duty truck drivers for drug or alcohol abuse. In addition, truck drivers can have their CDL suspended if they are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or are convicted of a felony involving the use of a motor vehicle.

Other actions can result in a suspension after multiple violations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website has a list of these violations. Additionally, some companies have stricter standards than what federal regulations require.


After completing truckdriving school and being hired by a company, drivers normally receive between 1 and 3 months of on-the-job training. During this time, they drive a truck with a more experienced mentor–driver in the passenger seat. This period of on-the-job training is given so that the new drivers will learn more about the specific type of truck they will drive and material they will transport.

Important Qualities

Hand-eye coordination. Drivers of heavy trucks and tractor-trailers must be able to coordinate their legs, hands, and eyes simultaneously so that they will react appropriately to the situation around them and drive the vehicle safely.

Hearing ability. Truck drivers need good hearing. Federal regulations require that a driver be able to hear a forced whisper in one ear at 5 feet (with or without the use of a hearing aid).

Physical health. Federal regulations do not allow people to become truck drivers if they have a medical condition, such as high blood pressure or epilepsy, which may interfere with their ability to operate a truck. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website has a full list of medical conditions that disqualify someone from driving a long-haul truck.

Visual ability. Truck drivers must be able to pass vision tests. Federal regulations require a driver to have at least 20/40 vision with a 70-degree field of vision in each eye and the ability to distinguish the colors on a traffic light.

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Driver Trainer Career Paths

Driver Trainer
Operations Manager Plant Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Chief Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor Assistant Vice President Compliance Officer
Compliance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Company Driver Owner/Operator Maintenance Supervisor
Director Of Facilities
11 Yearsyrs
Dispatcher Operation Supervisor
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor Production Manager Estimator
Estimator Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
CDL Driver Tractor-Trailer Driver Driver
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver/Owner Operator Heavy Equipment Operator Electrician
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Operations Manager
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Tank Driver Equipment Operator Operation Supervisor
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Driver Dispatcher
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Over The Road Driver Truck Driver Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Over The Road Driver Driver Operation Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Dispatcher Operator Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Driver/Owner Operator Operator Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Company Driver Route Driver Operations Manager
Terminal Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Driver Trainer Demographics


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  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Carrier

  • Arabic

  • Portuguese

  • French

  • Dakota

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • Greek

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Mandarin

  • Polish

  • Italian

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Top Skills for A Driver Trainer


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Top Driver Trainer Skills

  1. Defensive Driving
  2. Vehicle Inspections
  3. New Student Drivers
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conducted Computer Stimulated driving instructions, as well as Drug, Alcohol and Defensive Driving programs.
  • Perform daily vehicle inspections Operate commercial vehicle on assigned route Trained drivers to obtain Commercial Driver's License
  • Delivered freight around the US while training new Student drivers.
  • Ensured timely delivery of products.
  • Transported students to and from school Recruited and trained drivers for CDL written and road tests

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