Yard Driver Trainer Certification Program

Skilled yard drivers — also known as yard jockeys, hostlers or switchers — are invaluable in maintaining yard efficiency and avoiding costly incidents with vehicles, cargo and other employees. This Safe & Smart® program will teach your trainers to deliver the practical, hands-on training your drivers need to operate safely and efficiently while moving your company’s trailers in the yard and on the road.


Prepare Your Trainers to Improve Yard Driver Safety & Efficiency

How Our Yard Trainer Certification Program Works

During this hands-on onsite program, our veteran trainers will instruct your yard driver trainers using an in-depth program that consists of these elements:


Online Course Review

Ensures trainers have a strong understanding of the same content your yard switchers will be tested on while taking our Safe & Smart™ online courses.


Classroom Instruction

Teaches your trainers how to effectively use and deliver our course curriculum materials in the classroom.


Range Training

Demonstrates how to set up a range, conduct yard truck inspections and backing exercises, coach drivers behind the wheel and conduct closed-course final testing.


Evaluation and Certification

Concludes with recommendations for improvements, advice on best practices and certification to deliver the Safe & Smart™ Program to yard drivers.

Why Our Program Is So Effective

We employ a team of experienced instructors who are skilled at training in yard trucks. You'll be assigned a trainer who we've certified as highly qualified in operating training on the specific type of vehicles your staff will train on. These instructors combine our proprietary program methods with advanced adult learning techniques to maximize retention. And all of this is tailored for the unique needs of your company.

Training Program Resources

In addition to teaching your trainers using the actual yard truck types they'll train with, this program provides all of the content and resources needed, including:


  • Safe & Smart™ Trainer Program Guidebook PowerPoint presentation for conducting classroom instruction
  • Access to all Safe & Smart™ yard driver training online courses
  • Safe & Smart™ yard driver training workbooks
  • Two-year certification of Safe & Smart™ yard jockey trainers
  • Monthly Driver Training Awareness newsletter
  • Unlimited access to subject matter experts for regulatory & safety questions

Put Your Yard Driver Trainers on the Road to Success!

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