Driver Road Testing

When screening applicants for a driving position, it’s difficult to really know their true skill level. Licensing is not a tell-all, and unless you see applicants in action, you may have no idea if they can actually operate your vehicles safely. This is where a professionally conducted driver road test comes in.

J. J. Keller’s Safe & Smart® Driver Road Testing Service provides one of our expert driver trainers who will conduct a thorough and impartial road test of your new drivers’ skills. 

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How the Program Works

With this onsite driver test, we’ll manage the entire process, which includes:


We’ll coordinate a testing day(s) with your team. We can test up to 4 of your drivers every day for every trainer we send.

Road Test
Conduct Tests

A trainer(s) will travel to your location and conduct the testing using the vehicles your drivers will operate with on the job. This includes one-on-one time with each of your drivers for approximately 90 minutes each.

Test Results

Upon successful completion of the road test, we’ll provide you with the records to add into your driver qualification files.

Driver Testing

Road Testing Skills

Each road test requires your driver applicants to:

  • Perform a pre-trip inspection as required in Section 392.7
  • Couple and uncouple combination units (if applicable for your vehicles)
  • Place the vehicle in operation
  • Use the controls and emergency equipment
  • Operate in traffic and while passing other motor vehicles
  • Turn at intersections
  • Brake and slow by means other than braking
  • Back up and park

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Carriers with a high volume of new driver hiring
  • Carriers without a dedicated resource to conduct road tests
  • Carriers who need external support to manage driver road testing
  • Carriers with drivers who need to be tested again after an accident or incident

We hire only highly experienced trainers who are qualified to operate commercial motor vehicles and are skilled in adult learning. In addition, we have successfully conducted over 30,000 road tests! We can also We can train your drivers or train your internal trainers to become certified to teach our proprietary curriculums, including Defensive Driving, Yard Driver Training, Forklift Operator Training and more.

Yes! Road testing your experienced drivers will keep them sharp, keep them safe on the road, and minimize the risk of accidents and crashes.

Absolutely. Our Driver Qualification File Management Service is the industry’s most trusted solution for keeping driver qualified. Combined with the Safe & Smart® Driver Road Testing service, we can handle the entire onboarding process, including:

  • Creating and collecting driver applications and related documents
  • Testing driver applicants
  • Conducting file audits to ensure accuracy
  • Managing ongoing DQ compliance
  • And much more

Let our team seamlessly streamline your entire driver qualification process!

Let our team seamlessly streamline your entire Driver Qualification process!

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