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Heavy Vehicle Driver practical in cab assessments


TR Master Drive Services has three, practical, in cab driver assessments that can be customised to suit client needs:

  • A practical and theory-based course designed to provide truck, bus and coach drivers with the latest knowledge and skills to enhance their driving performance and improve safety.

  • A pre-employment driver assessment – Training needs analysis.

  • Heavy vehicle combination coaching and assessment for experienced drivers – TR Master Drive Evaluation.

  • Heavy rigid vehicle (suits metro) coaching and assessment – Heavy Vehicle Operator Assessment.
Heavy Vehicle Driver practical in cab assessments

Training Needs Assessment (TNA) – ideal for pre-employment assessments

  • Individual driver evaluation – a snapshot assessment with no coaching provided.
  • Ideal for pre-employment assessments.
  • Ideally uses a set route to provide appropriate and consistent conditions.
  • Includes a report identifying issues that need remedial action.
  • Provides opportunities for up-skilling and retraining.
  • Up to 2 hours including report preparation.
  • Assesses 8 critical areas.

TR Master Drive Evaluation - Heavy (TRMDE)

  • This is suitable for experienced drivers of rigid and combination vehicles.
  • Involves coaching and assessment (against NZQA unit standards if required).
  • Identifies, using a colour coded format, potential loss and/or risk factors to the company.
  • A detailed report and certificate is provided. 
  • Between ½ to full day practical drive – where possible “on-job”.
  • Together with tailored in-class seminars the TRMDE forms part of the TR Master Drive Services Heavy Vehicle Operator programme (and also the Heavy Vehicle National Certificate programme).
  • The TRMDE covers 19 critical areas of vehicle operation.

Heavy Vehicle Operator Evaluation - Heavy Vehicle Metro (HVOE)

  • This suits metro drivers and is ideal for rigid vehicles.
  • Involves coaching and assessment (against NZQA standards if required)
  • A detailed report and certificate is provided. 
  • Approximately ½ day including practical drive (where possible on job) and report completion.
  • Covers 8 critical areas.

Course Details and Fees

  • As courses are customised to client needs please contact us for more information.


We’re happy to custom build a training programme to suit your needs. We can also run a private course at your premises (Minimum of 6 people).