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SmartDriver Training: Highway Trucking

SmartDriver for Highway Trucking (SDHT) web-based training is the flexible choice for trucking professionals on the go. The training provides immediate access to course content anytime and anywhere an Internet connection is available.

This free training helps truckers and trucking companies improve fuel efficiency. The course focuses on fuel-saving techniques within a driver’s control, such as idling, progressive shifting and maintenance.

A SDHT study conducted in 2021 by FPInnovations reported an average fuel savings of 3.8% from participating fleets.

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

Course outline

SDHT training has 3 components that can be used individually or in a blended learning approach:

  • SDHT Online is a web-based, self-study training program for owner-operators, fleet drivers and entry-level truckers. It is interactive and easy to use, connecting you to the latest industry tips, tricks and best practices for improving fuel efficiency.
  • SDHT provides fleet driving instructors with in-class learning materials designed to deliver up to 26 lessons in four modules.
  • SDHT On-road Practicum is a complementary training resource that helps commercial fleet instructors apply SDHT theoretical learning on the road and/or in a simulated environment (if available on company premises).


Commercial trucking industry professionals

Delivery method

Online web-based


Learners will need approximately 1-3 hours to complete the training


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