Driver & Operator Training Programs

Your drivers are a key part of your operation’s success, especially given the need for safety and efficiency while dealing with everyday risks. A quality training program gives drivers and operators the skills they need, and can even help you attract and retain them. For almost any type of drivers or operators you have, vehicles they operate and training they need, we have a program for you.

J. J. Keller’s Safe & Smart® Driver Training Programs provide the industry’s most in-depth, hands-on and company-specific instruction from our expert trainers. These programs will train your drivers using our proprietary combination of online, classroom, range and road training methods, which incorporate the latest adult learning techniques to improve lesson retention.

It’s the most convenient way to ensure the safety of drivers and operators. And at any time, you can have J. J. Keller train your trainers, too!

Safe & Smart® Training Program Range Demo

Discover what makes J. J. Keller’s Safe & Smart Training Program the industry’s best-in-class choice for driver and trainer training by watching this short demo of the range component of our training program.


Driver & Operator Training Programs

CDL-A Driver Training

Developed for drivers of light-duty vehicles that don’t require a CDL to operate, and who need initial safety training, refresher training or coaching. 

Defensive Driver Training

Prepare your drivers to stay alert and drive defensively on the road, avoid distracted driving, prepare for extreme weather, and manage proper speed and space on the highway.

Forklift Operator Training

This program provides a holistic approach to forklift operator training consisting of classroom and range training for certification of inexperienced operators and recertification of experienced operators.

Non-CDL Driver Training

Developed for drivers of light-duty vehicles that don’t require a CDL to operate, and who need initial safety training, refresher training or coaching. 

Yard Driver Training

Drivers who operate spotting equipment require specialized training, and this program provides the instruction they need to operate safely and efficiently. 


3 Tips for Providing Driver Training to a Diverse Group of Learners

Trucking is a diverse industry. It employs individuals of various ages, backgrounds, and experiences. This diversity adds value to an organization, but it can also present challenges for even the most experienced driver trainer.

What may work in an instructional setting for one individual may not work for another.

Entry-Level Driver Training: The Basics

Under the new requirements, an entry-level driver must, prior to taking the CDL skills test, successfully complete a prescribed program of theory and behind-the-wheel instruction provided by a school or other entity listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Training Provider Registry (TPR).

Training Improves Driver Retention

Driver retention has always been an Achilles heel for the trucking industry. Driver shortages and high turnover rates have been the norm for years. But driver retention will become an even more critical issue in the future as driver shortages and turnover rates are expected to climb dramatically over the next several years.

OSHA Requirements Tip Sheet

From Forklift Safety to Walking-Working Surfaces and more, learn what training is required by OSHA, along with the required training recordkeeping.

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