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SmartDriver Training: Forestry Trucks

In Canada, 285 million tonnes of raw and finished forest products are transported each year over 4.5 billion kilometres.

SmartDriver for Forestry Trucks (SDFT), developed in cooperation with FPInnovations, promotes proven energy-efficient driving in forestry operations.

This free training focuses on energy-management factors that are within drivers’ and owner-operators’ control. These include start/stop techniques, vehicle spec'ing, and haul operations on and off-road.

The course also introduces technologies that can help drivers transporting forest products lower fuel consumption and increase productivity.

A certificate of achievement is awarded to those who complete the training with a mark of at least 80%.

Course outline

SDFT is delivered in 7 modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Smart Driving in the Forestry Sector
  • Module 3: Basic Principles for Defensive Driving
  • Module 4: Driving for Fuel Efficiency
  • Module 5: Spec’ing a Truck
  • Module 6: Basic Maintenance Knowledge
  • Module 7: Conclusion


Forestry trucking industry professionals

Delivery method

Online web-based


Learners will need approximately 2-3 hours to complete the training


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