Defensive driving for heavy-duty vehicles

Course description

A comprehensive practical and theoretical programme on road safety and defensive driving for Rigid and/or Articulated/ Combination Vehicles. NOSA Logistics offers a comprehensive theoretical and practical programme that aims to improve driving skills and driver attitudes. The aim is to increase their knowledge and understanding of road safety, in order to prepare them to react in the best possible way when faced with unexpected situations, and to become more aware of other road users.

Course outline

By the end of the course, the learners will understand:

  • pre- and post-trip inspections
  • road traffic legislation
  • vehicle maintenance and inspections
  • definitions of defensive driving
  • identification of road accident factors
  • road accidents and human errors
  • driver attitudes and behaviors
  • how to adapt to different driving conditions
  • factors affecting concentration
  • hazard identification
  • observation skills
  • collision prevention
  • prevention of vehicle roll over
  • safe following distance
  • escape routes
  • parking lot behaviour
  • hijack prevention
  • the importance of seatbelts
  • effective eye lead time
  • fatigue management
  • economic driving patterns
  • diet and nutrition
  • cargo securement
  • basic firefighting
  • basic incident scene management.