Course Structure

The 3-Day SMART Driving programme monitors drivers existing behaviours and uses this information to teach drivers techniques to improve fuel efficiency and road safety.  

By improving drivers’ awareness of their driving style and how this impacts on vehicle efficiency, drivers learn skills to increase fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions.  

Drivers will also learn advanced driving skills to anticipatthe behaviour of less-skilled road users and recognise and respond to road conditions. Using this knowledge, drivers will learn skills to anticipate and avoid incidents.

Course Modules

  • Eco Driving & Fleet Telematics 
  • Driver Digital and Technological Supports

 

What Are The Benefits?

Drivers

The SMART Driving programme will increase your level of professionalism and make you a bigger asset to your employer.
HGV drivers who enrol in the SMART Driving programme will get:

  • Increased levels of professionalism
  • Increased levels of employability
  • Developed skills for promoting vehicle, driver, and load safety
  • Increased confidence in vehicle control and driving performance
  • Enhanced satisfaction of driving
  • Reduced driver stress

Employers

Employers who enrol their HGV drivers in the SMART Driving programme will benefit from immediate and positive impacts on your business.

These include:

  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • Reduced operational costs
  • Reduced fuel emissions
  • Improved profit margins
  • The increased resale value of your fleet
  • Developed organisational health and safety culture

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do register for a SMART Driving programme?

Contact hello@smartdriving.ie for more information.

What are the benefits for employers?

Employers who enrol their HGV drivers in the SMART Driving programme will benefit from immediate and positive impacts to your business.

These include: 

  • Reduced fuel consumption 
  • Reduced operational costs
  • Reduced fuel emissions
  • Improved profit margins
  • Increased resale value of your fleet
  • Developed organisational health and safety culture
What are the benefits for drivers?

The SMART Driving programme will increase your level of professionalism and make you a bigger asset to your employer. 

HGV drivers who enrol in the SMART Driving programme will get:

  • Increased levels of professionalism 
  • Increased levels of employability
  • Developed skills for promoting vehicle, driver, and load safety
  • Increased confidence in vehicle control and driving performance
  • Enhanced satisfaction of driving
  • Reduced driver stress
How is this programme funded?

The SMART Driving programme is funded though the SOLAS ‘Innovation through Collaboration’ Fund.

Developed by Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB (MSLETB), Waterford and Wexford ETB (WWETB) in collaboration with the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA), the Smart Driving programme supports the Government’s Future Jobs Ireland Programme 2020 objectives of:

Transitioning to a low carbon economy

Embracing technological change

Improving SME and workforce productivity

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