Driver Trainer



An existing opportunity has arisen for a Driver Trainer in a logistics company located in Pretoria North, the ideal candidate should have previous experience in the training of code 14 drivers.


Duties & Responsibilities

Recruiting and Selection

  • Responsible for the recruitment of new drivers as per the operational requirements.
  • Administer the selection process through:
  • Screening of applicants
  • Initial written test and marking of the test
  • Initial interview plus reference checking
  • Shortlisting of potential candidates
  • Conducting the simulator evaluation on new recruits and conducting post test results briefing.
  • Administer the Walk Around Inspection (WAI) and provide feedback to the applicant
  • Arrange facial interviews with the respective senior fleet controllers


  • Responsible for conducting the initial induction and training to new applicants over a period of 3 to 4 days.
  • Ensure that all new appointed employees go for finger prints for access control and is presented with an ID tag.
  • Release the newly appointed employees to their respective senior fleet controllers.

Driver evaluation of existing drivers:

  • Ensure that all drivers’ driving information is available the day before the driver reports for evaluations and fuel consumption testing.
  • Prepare individual driver pre-test evaluation and counselling documentation the previous day.
  • Do the pre-test evaluation and counselling with the drivers.
  • Conduct driver WAI and simulator test for driver competency
  • Evaluate driver test report and results.  Ensure the pre and post-test briefing is done with every driver.
  • Compile reports and documents of agreed outcomes and ensure every driver signs the outcomes as acceptance.
  • Ensure that drivers understand corrective outcomes agreed upon:
  • Diesel consumption
  • Driving behaviour
  • Truck handling and pre trip inspections
  • Forward signed attendance registers and relevant documentation to admin officer for filing on the drivers’ personal training file.

Simulator Training and Walk Around Inspections (WAI):

  • On a daily basis ensure that drivers returning from rest periods, annual leave and those on basic only, in the yard, attend full training and evaluation on the WAI and simulator evaluation.
  • Responsible to provide feedback on the test results and take corrective action to enable the driver to perform to the agreed standard of driver efficiency.
  • Quality reviews of training material and manuals to ensure the information and training materials are up to date.
  • Responsible to keep accurate record of driver’s performance, progress and advancement on simulator modules.

Desired Experience & Qualification

Minimum Requirements:

  • Matric
  • Own transport
  • Fully bilingual (Afrikaans and English)
  • 2 years experience within a similar position
  • Code 14 (EC)

Package & Remuneration

Salary offered:

R 18 000 – R 20 000 CTC