Driver Evaluation by e1X71NK


									Smyser & Associates Driver Evaluation
Driver’s Name                                            Date


License No.                                              State                        Equipment:

Checked From

PART 1:         Pre-Trip Inspection & Emergency Equipment

 Checks general condition approaching unit.
 Looks for leakage of coolants, fuel, lubricants.
 Checks under hood (oil, water, general condition of engine compartment, steering).
 Checks around unit (tires, lights, trailer hookup, brake and light lines, body, doors, horn, windshield wipers)
 Tests brake action, tractor protection valve, and parking (hand) brake.
 Knows use of jacks, tools, emergency warning devices, tire chains, fire extinguisher, spare fuses and four-
  way flashers.
 Checks instruments.
 Cleans windshield, windows, mirror, lights, and reflectors.
PART 2:         Placing Vehicle in Motion and Use of Controls
A. Motor
 Starts motor without difficulty.                      Maintains proper engine speed while driving.
 Allows proper warm-up.                                Basic knowledge of motors (gas, diesel).
 Understands gauges on instrument panel.               Does not abuse motor.
B. Clutch and Transmission
 Starts loaded unit smoothly.                          Shifts gears smoothly.
 Uses clutch properly.                                 Uses proper hear sequence.
 Times gearshifts properly.
C. Brakes
 Understands operating principles of air brakes.       Understand low air warning
 Knows proper use of tractor protection valve.         Tests brakes before starting trip.
D. Steering
 Controls steering wheel.                              Good driving posture and good grip on wheel.
E. Lights
 Knows lighting regulations.                           Adjusts speed to range of headlights.
 Uses proper headlight beams.                          Proper use of auxiliary lights.
 Dims lights when meeting or following other traffic.
PART 3:         Coupling and Uncoupling
 Lines up units.                                         Checks hook-up visually.
 Hooks brake and lights line properly.                   Handles landing gear properly.
 Secures trailer against.                                Proper hook-up of full trailer.
 Backs under slowly.                                     Secures power unit against movement.
 Tests hook-up with power.
PART 4:         Backing and Parking
A. Backing
 Gets out and checks before backing.
 Looks back as well as uses mirrors.                    Controls speed and direction properly while
 Avoids backing from blind spot.                         backing.
B. Parking (City)
 Does not hit nearby vehicles or stationary objects.    Checks traffic conditions and signals when pulling
 Parks proper distance from curb.                        out from parked position.
 Sets parking brake, puts in gear, chocks wheels,       Parks in legal and safe location.
   shuts of motor.
C. Parking (Road)
 Parks off pavement.                                    Uses emergency warning signals when required.
 Avoids parking on soft ground.                         Secures unit properly
PART 5:        Backing and Parking
 Uses gear properly ascending.                          Signals following traffic.
 Gears down properly descending.                        Avoids sudden stops.
 Stops and restarts without rolling back.               Stops smoothly without excessive fanning.
 Tests brakes at top of hill.                           Stops before crossing sidewalk when coming out
 Uses brakes properly on grades.                         of driveway or alley.
 Uses mirrors to check traffic in rear.                 Stops clear of pedestrian crosswalks.
PART 6:           Operating in Traffic: Passing and Turning
A. Turning
 Gets in proper lane.                                  Signals well in advance.
 Checks traffic conditions and turns only when way  Does not swing wide or cut short while turning.
   is clear.
B. Traffic Signs and Signals
 Approaches signal prepared to stop if necessary.      Notices and heads traffic signs.
 Obeys traffic signals.                                Obeys “Stop” signs.
 Starts smoothly on green light.
C. Intersections
 Adjust speed to permit stopping if necessary.         Checks for cross traffic regardless of traffic
 Yields right of way for safety.                         controls.
D. Grade Crossing
 Adjusts speed to conditions.                          Selects proper gear.
 Makes safe stop, if required.
E. Passing
 Passes with sufficient clear space ahead.             Warns driver being passed.
 Does not pass in unsafe locations (hill, curve,  Allows enough room when returning to right lane.
   intersection).                                       Pulls out and back with certainty.
 Signals change of lanes.                              Does not tailgate.
F. Speed
 Speed consistent with basic ability.                 Slows down in advance of curves, intersections.
 Adjust speed properly to road, weather, traffic Slows down for rough roads.
   conditions and legal limits.                        Maintains consistent speed.
G. Courtesy and Safety
Uses defensive driving techniques.                     Does not crowd other drivers or force way through
Yields right of way for safety.                          traffic.
Goes ahead when given right of way by others.          Keeps right and in own lane.
Allows faster traffic to pass.                        Generally courteous and uses proper conduct.
PART 7:         Miscellaneous
A. General Driving Ability and Habits
Consistently alert and attentive.                     Adequate self-confidence in driving.
Adjusts driving to meeting changing conditions.       Is not easily angered.
Performs routing functions without taking eyes from   Positive attitude.
   road.                                               Good personal appearance, manner, cleanliness.
Checks instruments regularly while driving.           Good physical stamina.
Willing to take instructions and suggestions.
B. Rules and Regulations
Knowledge of Company rules.                            Knowledge of speak truck routes.
Knowledge of regulations (federal, state, local).
D. Use of Special Equipment (Specify)


                                        GENERAL PERFORMANCE
 Needs Training
 Unsatisfactory
                                              QUALIFIED FOR
 Truck                                                Tractor
 Semitrailer                                          Other (Specify): Tractor / Trailer Semi.

Smyser & Associates
PO Box 1225
Brentwood, CA 94513

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