SmartDriver for Forestry Trucks has moved to a new host website. Same great content, but now located with Natural Resources Canada’s other commercial driver training programs, such as SmartDriver for Highway Trucking.
Click here to access SmartDriver for Forestry Trucks.
First-time users are required to complete a simple one-time registration on the site. Subsequent access to the site only requires you to log in with the email address and password that you chose during registration.
The online course is designed to be self-directed using your own laptop or tablet, from the comfort of your home or office. If you are looking to have a group partake in the training, consider contacting FPInnovations to host and moderate a virtual or in-person presentation and discussion of the material. To realize the maximum benefit for the learning materials, this educational effort is best paired with telemetry systems that can provide fleet managers data to monitor and provide coaching to make truly exceptional safe and energy-efficient drivers!
- Professional drivers
- Fleet owners
This course reviews driving techniques that save fuel and ensure safety and environmental sustainability. The economic, environmental, and safety benefits of professional driving are presented, as well as the practices and techniques for efficient driving. Practical maintenance advice as well as the judicious choice of truck components are also part of the content.
The course includes the following:
- Module 1: Smart Driving in the Forest Industry
- Module 2: Basic Principles for Defensive Driving
- Module 3: Driving for Fuel Efficiency
- Module 4: Spec’ing a Truck (choosing truck components)
- Module 5: Basic Maintenance Knowledge
The course content is presented in the form of videos and includes quizzes to test the student’s knowledge and perception of Smart Driving before and after course completion. The course can be completed in a two-hour sitting, but the learners can go at their own pace and complete as time allows.
For more information, please contact Cameron Rittich, senior researcher in FPInnovations’ Transportation and Infrastructure group.