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Tanker driver training

Tanker driver training

What is tanker driver training?

Tanker driver training is an essential component of professional development in the transport industry. Offered by the IRU, the world road transport organisation (IRU), this training programme is specifically designed for individuals aspiring to become skilled and responsible tanker drivers. The program comprehensively covers all aspects necessary to operate tankers safely and efficiently, ensuring adherence to international industry standards.

How long does it take to get the whole training?

The duration of the tanker driver training varies based on the specific course structure and the learner's pace. Typically, these programs are designed to be thorough yet flexible, accommodating the varying schedules of professionals. The training includes both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, ensuring a well-rounded education for prospective tanker drivers.

What are the requirements to apply to a tanker driver training?

To enroll in a tanker driver training program, candidates must meet certain prerequisites. These often include a valid driving license, a clean driving record, and a minimum age requirement. The IRU emphasizes the importance of these criteria to maintain the highest standards of safety and professionalism in the trucking industry.

How difficult is the knowledge test for tanker?

The knowledge test in the tanker driver training program is challenging yet fair, designed to assess a candidate's understanding of the key concepts in tanker operation and safety. The test covers a range of topics, including vehicle maintenance, safety protocols, and handling of hasardous materials, reflecting the program's comprehensive nature.

How much does tanker driver training cost?

While IRU focuses on delivering quality training, we ensure that our programs are accessible. The cost is a reflection of the value offered, equipping participants with skills that stand out in the competitive transport industry.



At IRU, we offer a comprehensive range of driver training programs designed to meet the diverse needs of the transportation industry. Our truck driver training and lorry driver training courses are tailored for those aspiring to drive heavy goods vehicles, while our taxi driver training is perfect for individuals looking to enter the taxi service industry. For those specialising in hasardous materials transport, our tanker driver training and ADR driver training provide the necessary skills and certification. Our tachograph course ensures drivers understand and comply with tachograph regulations. We also offer PCV driver training and bus and coach driver training for those interested in passenger carrying vehicles. Our 360 driver training is ideal for operating heavy machinery. Additionally, we provide HGV driver training, LGV driver training, and C1 driver training for various commercial vehicle classes. To enhance safety, our defensive driving course is available. For specific licensing needs, we offer Cat D driver training and Cat C driver training. Our driver CPC training ensures professional competence for all drivers.

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