The Industry's Most Comprehensive & Configurable Driver Training

How We're Different

Company-Specific Training

Your company is unique, which is why we'll tailor our program to take into account the specific needs of your operation. Options include:

  • Training for inexperienced and experienced drivers, non-CDL drivers, CDL Class A drivers, yard drivers, plus recurring driver training, driver coaching and even training your trainers to use our program.
  • Training in your company vehicles or rented comparable vehicles, including almost any class 3 - 8 CMV, to provide the most relevant training possible. 
  • Training that takes into account the cargo your drivers haul, the industry they operate in and any route-related challenges.
  • Customized training materials, including courses, workbooks, driver scenarios and other company-specific content.

Talk with a Compliance Specialist today at 833-982-1236

Company Specific Training
In-Depth Curriculum

To provide your drivers with the most effective training possible, we developed a comprehensive approach, which includes:

  • A four-phased program combining online, classroom, range, and road training, along with the quizzes, proctored exams and other training reinforcement techniques.
  • Training that incorporates the latest adult-learning methods to ensure all types of trainees will effectively retain each lesson.
  • Training topics that improve driver safety, including basic vehicle controls, backing, distracted driving, regulatory requirements, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and much more.
Driver Getting in Truck
Highly-Experienced Trainers

With the highest quality trainers in the industry, we're able to deliver the highest quality of training. Our trainers:

  • Are veteran drivers and instructors, most with decades of experience working with the nation's largest fleets.
  • Have been certified as highly qualified in operating CMVs and in training and testing CMV drivers on any type of vehicle your drivers will operate. 
  • Are DOT-qualified drivers under the J. J. Keller DOT number.
  • Have experience leading vehicle inspections in most types of class 3 - 8 CMVs.
  • Provide one-on-one behind-the-wheel coaching. 
Vehicle-Specific Training

Not all commercial motor vehicles are alike, which is why we're qualified to train your drivers to operate almost any class 3-8 CMV safely and in compliance with the regulations. 

From medium-duty work trucks to straight trucks, utility trucks, tractor trailers and more, we have experience to train your drivers on the unique challenges and requirements of any vehicle. And if you want our training even more focused on a specific type of vehicle, we can tailor our training just for your fleet. 

  • Mini Bus 
  • City Delivery / Box Truck
  • Walk-in / Step Van

  • City Delivery / Box Truck
  • Large Walk-in / Step Van
  • Conventional Van 

  • Bucket 
  • City Delivery / Box Truck
  • Large Walk-in / Step Van

  • Beverage
  • Rack
  • School Bus
  • Stake Body

  • Straight Truck / Furniture
  • City Transit Bus
  • High Profile Semi
  • Medium Semi Tractor
  • Tow

  • Refrigerated Van
  • Semi Sleeper
  • Heavy Semi Tractor
  • Tour Bus / Motorcoach
Vehicle Types

High-Impact Training Methods

To provide your drivers and operators with the most effective training curriculum possible, our program options use a combination of interesting and engaging online, classroom, range and road training. This holistic approach ensures that your drivers and operators understand and retain each lesson. And by utilizing the latest adult learning methods combined with learning checks during all training phases, you get safe, smart drivers and operators who are prepared. 

Online Training
Online Courses

Our high-impact online courses will give your drivers and operators a strong understanding of the rules, regulations, and best practices that apply to them as professionals. Each course concludes with a quiz to verify the students' understanding of the topic. 

Online Courses Include:

  • Becoming a Professional Driver
  • Control Systems
  • Vehicle Inspections 
  • Identifying Malfunctions 
  • Basic Control 
  • Backing & Parking
  • Railroad/Highway Crossing
  • Roadside Inspection 
  • Handling Cargo 
  • Hours of Service
  • Post-crash Procedures
  • Fatigue & Wellness 
  • CSA
  • Shifting
  • Human Trafficking 
  • Routing & Trip Planning
  • Proctored Exam
  • Defensive Driving 
    • Visual Search
    • Communication 
    • Distracted Driving 
    • Speed/Space Management 
    • Night Driving
    • Extreme Conditions 
    • Hazard Perception
    • Skid Control 
Classroom Experience
Classroom Experience

Your learners will receive interactive, onsite classroom training from our veteran instructors who have years of real-world experience. This phase goes in depth on some of the online course topics and prepares learners to go out on the range.

Range Experience
Range Experience

This hands-on experience provided by our expert instructors will give your drivers the opportunity to apply their newfound knowledge, skills and behaviors in a safe, closed-course environment with very low student-to-instructor ratios. Training can occur at your location(s) or anywhere nationwide with the vehicles your drivers will operate.  

Range Experience Covers:

  • Inspections & Vehicle Knowledge 
    • Vehicle Inspections
    • Malfunction Diagnosis 
    • DVIRs
    • Maintenance 
  • Backing Maneuvers
    • Straight Line Backing
    • Offset Backing
    • Parallel Parking
    • Curve Backing/Docking
    • Serpentine Backing
Road Experience
Road Experience

Our behind-the-wheel coaching enables your drivers to practice their safe driving skills and defensive driving awareness. It concludes with an on-the-road test that meets the FMCSR requirements for a road test in order to prove your drivers' ability to be a safe, professional and productive part of your operation.

Road Experience Covers:

  • Public Road Observation & Coaching
  • Road Qualification Test 
  • Road Test (DOT Road Test also available) 

Your Company's Safety Is Our Mission

For 70 years J. J. Keller has been helping companies like yours run safer, more efficiently, and with reduced regulatory risk. Our purpose is to create safer workplaces and highways, so your employees thrive and return home each day to the families who love them.

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.


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