Defensive Driving for CMV Drivers
Transportation Safety Training

Defensive Driving for CMV Drivers

Defensive driving involves intentionally driving in such a way as to reduce the risk of an accident. This defensive driving course is designed to help drivers develop their defensive driving skills. Specifically, it offers up best practices on how to anticipate the potential for danger and avoid it.

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More than a quarter of all work-related fatalities occur in occupations that require driving, or the transportation of goods, making the need for defensive driving skills clear. In order to avoid injury, or worse, death, drivers need to understand what defensive driving really means and what unique challenges a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver faces. Even if you’re a veteran driver, you need to avoid becoming complacent.

Defensive driving begins with the principle that you can avoid being the cause of an accident and can avoid being involved in an accident caused by another driver’s actions. Defensive driving involves intentionally driving in such a way as to reduce the risk of an accident.

After completing this defensive driving training program, learners will be able to:

  • Explain how being prepared impacts defensive driving
  • Identify ways to communicate with, and receive signals from, other drivers
  • Demonstrate how to look for hazards by scanning the road ahead and using their mirrors
  • Recognize how to effectively manage speed and space


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Also Available in Separate Online or Video Training Modules:

Defensive Driving for CMV Drivers: Prepare
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Defensive Driving for CMV Drivers: Communicate
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Defensive Driving for CMV Drivers: Look
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Defensive Driving for CMV Drivers: Manage Speed & Space
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Silvia Noriega  |  DOT Compliance Specialist  |  Texas Sterling Construction Company  |  Houston, TX