Professional Development Plan Best Practices

4 Weeks

Ideal Length for a Professional Driver Development Plan

12 Touchpoints

With a Driver Manager in Addition to Training

3 Leaders

Involved in Training
(typically including Driver Manager, Operations leader, and Safety Manager)

A Proven Step-by-Step Coaching Process

Daily Tasks

View driver PDP progression, utilize recommended manager talking points, schedule ride-a-longs, video learning, and assign tasks across fleet managers and safety operations.

Weekly Steps

 View the Driver Watch List to identify at-risk drivers, assign specific PDPs based on risky behavior, and manage task assignments and completion dates.

Monthly/Quarterly Evaluation

View Driver Watch List score improvements as drivers successfully complete assigned PDPs, report accident and loss reductions, and show sustainable improvements at policy renewal.

Driver Coaching With Proven Results

Analyzing over 9,000 completed PDPs, fleets that consistently coach the top 10% of their drivers who appear on the Driver Watch List see dramatically improved driver behavior.

What Fleets Are Saying

“If we can paint a complete picture of a professional driver, it’s not about ‘gotcha’…it’s about coaching and raising the bar. We use Idelic collaboratively with our professional drivers to help them develop and make them better at what they do. We all need coaching, and this has been a way to let them see their data so we’re on the same side of the table with our drivers using data to make the company and them better.”

Brian Fielkow
Board of Directors Member, Jetco, a GTI Company

“With the PDP format… it gave me a more focused way to talk…It opened up that coaching conversation. The talking points organize the conversation… It’s a conduit. It’s what guides where we’re going and how to do it. We have what we want to do in our minds, and it helps guide that and express it across the organization.”

Cody McClain
Director of Safety & HR, Tucker Freight Lines

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