Driver Induction Checklist

Use this Driver Induction Checklist to onboard new drivers effectively, covering safety procedures, vehicle inspection, and route familiarization.

Driver Induction Checklist



Vehicle Induction Checklist Guide

1. Is the driver inducted into the vehicle they drive and has signed off what is demonstrated to them below?


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2. Is the pre-start daily vehicle check process completed?


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3. Are seat and mirror adjustments made?


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4. Are all vehicle controls and instruments familiarized?


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5. Are the tire pressures checked?


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6. Is the optimal rev range for gears identified?


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7. Is the loading & unloading procedure and mass limits explained?


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8. Are emergency procedures and the location of triangles reviewed?


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9. Is the starting and stopping procedure demonstrated?


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10. Are suspension types and their impact on cornering discussed?


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11. Are trailer coupling and uncoupling checks performed?


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12. Is the vehicle road-tested until comfortable with controls, brakes, and stopping ability?


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Route Induction Checklist Guide

1. What is the route return distance?


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2. Where are the locations of pick-up and delivery?


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3. Is the work diary maintained for trips exceeding 100 km?


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4. Are breaks for the driver scheduled?


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5. What are the refuel locations, including fuel type and additive tanks?


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6. What safe loading and unloading equipment and considerations are in place?


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7. Are the following terrain taken into account: Freeway restrictions


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8. Are the following terrain taken into account: Hills


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9. Are the following terrain taken into account: Camber and road surface issues


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10. Are the following terrain taken into account: Low bridges/tunnels and load clearance heights


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11. Are the following terrain taken into account: Accident blackspots or extreme corners


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12. Are the recommended gears and revs advised for problem areas?


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13. Are the maximum speeds for bends, corners, and roundabouts advised?


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Driver Induction Management Tips

1. Is the driver's driving re-assessed on the route after operating on their own, ideally by an independent professional, with particular attention paid to safe following distances and smooth stopping?


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2. Do the assessment and any other training need to be carried out again before any driving restrictions are lifted?


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Driver Restrictions Considerations

1. Are the motor insurer’s driver restrictions and inexperienced driver plan clarified?


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2. Are the following safe driving pathways for higher-risk situations considered (if insured): Limiting the vehicle speed to 90 km/hr for the first 6 to 12 months for drivers new to articulated vehicles


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3. Are the following safe driving pathways for higher-risk situations considered (if insured): Prohibited new drivers from driving between 11 pm and 5 am for at least 6 to 12 months until competent and having completed fatigue training


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4. Are the following safe driving pathways for higher-risk situations considered (if insured):Are new articulated drivers restricted to work no more than 60 hours per week for the first 12 months, with the longest day of the week not being the last day


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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