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ExceleRATE is a risk assessment program designed to test commercial drivers. It goes beyond a traditional driver’s abstract or physical exam. It provides comprehensive insight into the questions of fitness-for-duty and ensures drivers have the critical skills needed for safe driving. 

The program consists of two components; Vitals and CORE. The Vitals cognitive assessment is an in-office screen and one of the only tools shown to be highly predictive of actual on-road performance. The Commercial On-Road Evaluation (CORE) is an advanced driver road test that identifies critical errors and trainable bad habits.  

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ExceleRATE Advantage

ExceleRATE does not discriminate by age, sex, or race. It provides fair, objective results through a standardized testing protocol that is union-friendly.

It can work in tandem with telematics, corporate psychometric testing, and other tools. However, it goes beyond the capabilities of those tools to provide insight into cognitive performance and how that relates to actual on-road performance.

Important Features

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Accurate identification

Ability to accurately profile and identify driver risk within your fleet.

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Data-driven decisions

Make timely decisions and manage driving performance with standardized, unbiased recommendations.

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Medical risk evaluation

Identify drivers who may need medical attention to continue driving safely.

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Proactive management

Identify fitness-for-duty risks before they manifest into safety hazards.

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Improved safety

Decrease preventable incidents while increasing overall safety.

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Save time and money by hiring and retaining the best.

Our Valued Customers


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Commercial drivers will require a driving evaluation for one of the following reasons:

  • Pre-employment
  • Return to work
  • Periodic evaluation
  • Reason to suspect impairment
  • Post-incident analysis

The driver goes for a Vitals assessment. Vitals is an in-office, computer-based assessment conducted by a certified evaluator. It takes approximately 35 minutes.

The driver will then go for a CORE (Commercial On-Road Evaluation). CORE is a behind-the-wheel assessment that looks at real-time performance. It takes approximately 45 minutes.

When the assessment is complete, data from the in-office and on-road assessments are compiled and an overall score is generated. Our software allows you to quickly and easily analyze the results, rank drivers, and receive valuable insight for training and remediation purposes. Reports are available online in PDF and CSV formatting.

How ExceleRATE Works

ExceleRATE predicts real-world driving behavior and does not discriminate by age, sex or race, providing a fair and objective assessment.

ExceleRATE consists of two parts:

  1. Vitals assessment
  2. CORE (Commercial On-Road Evaluation)
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Vitals is in-office, computer-based assessment that takes approximately 35 minutes. Vitals measures the driver’s cognitive skills across six tasks and compares their performance to cognitively healthy drivers from the same age group.


A commercial on-road evaluation (CORE) is a behind-the-wheel assessment that looks at real-time performance. The CORE is performed on real roads on a custom course that is complex enough to challenge the driver but will maintain safety. The driver can be assessed in a vehicle type that they would use in their job.


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