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MAN ProfiDrive® - Training courses by professionals for professionals

The commercial transport world is growing in complexity. While good professional drivers used to be distinguished primarily by the fact that they drove their trucks in a safe and as economical a manner as possible, the focus today is increasingly on customer requirements, legislation, guidelines and general knowledge of new vehicle technologies. All these factors are continuously redefining the professional everyday work of truck drivers, fleet operators, driving instructors and experts, and regularly present them with new challenges.

MAN ProfiDrive® provides a qualified training system that focuses on the needs of the driver – while also taking account of the needs of business owners. The range of courses available covers both theoretical advanced training based on the law governing the qualification of professional drivers (BKrFQG) and professional and practical training to make everyday driving safer and more economical. What's more, all participants benefit from over 30 years of experience in teaching theoretical and practical knowledge of safety and economy in road transport.

Find out how it works here – with the telematics service package tailored to your specific requirements.

 

Advanced training based on the law governing the qualification of professional drivers (BKrFQG)

Every five years professional drivers have to complete 35 hours of advanced training, made up of five training units of 7 hours each in the three areas of knowledge (driving style, regulations, and transport and environmental safety). This is based on both the law governing the qualification of professional drivers (BKrFQG) and the associated ordinance (BKrFQV). Both define the content to be taught in theoretical and practical training programmes.

MAN ProfiDrive® provides an opportunity to complete all advanced training required by law which helps to improve the safety of drivers and reduce pollution. We are happy to advise on matters relating to funding such as de-minimis as well as the planning and organising of training courses.

Areas of knowledge according to the BKrFQG

  • Area of knowledge 1 – improvement in rational driving behaviour based on safety regulations
  • Area of knowledge 2 – application of requirements
  • Area of knowledge 3 – health, transport and environmental safety, services, logistics
 
  • Basics

    Vehicle instruction

    Individual explanation and demonstration of the most important vehicle functions

    • Familiarisation with vehicle technologies
    • Safe operation of all vehicle components
     

    Automotive engineering

    In-depth course on technology and safety systems:

    • Presentation and explanation of new technical features
    • Basics of technology refresher
    • Correct operation of technology in the vehicle
    • Economic driving (theory)

    Seminar type: Theory

     

    Social legislation

    Seminar on correct handling of requirements, documents and tachographs:

    • Explanation of statutory requirements, guidelines and framework conditions for commercial road haulage
    • Explanation of the functions of the tachograph
    • Correct use of the driver's card

    Seminar type: Theory

     

    Corporate responsibility

    Transport and environmental safety, criminality, service, image and market environment

    • Basic behaviours which help promote a positive image of the company
    • Raising awareness of the risks of road transport
    • The risks of international crime and carriage of illegal immigrants

    Seminar type: Theory

     

    Personal training

    • Shadowing the driver in practical work
    • Individual training for every purpose
     
  • Economy

    Economy training course

    Theoretical and practical training for increased efficiency in road transport:

    • Physical principles of economic driving
    • Exercises to optimise a safe and economic driving style

    Seminar type: Practice

     

    Economy training course PLUS

    Theoretical and practical training for increased efficiency in road transport including 1 week with Connected CoDriver:

    • Physical principles of economic driving
    • Exercises to optimise a safe and economic driving style
    • Familiarisation with the Connected CoDriver for enhanced sustainability (only in conjunction with MAN TeleMatics®)

    Seminar type: Practice

     

    Connected CoDriver

    Driver support (3 months or 1 month) via MAN TeleMatics® (Individual periods available on request):

    • Telephone-based driver support
    • Individual training for every driver, every vehicle and every trip
     

    Risk management

    Damage profile analysis, risk assessment and implementation of training programmes

    • Damage profile analysis in your company
    • Risk assessment and implementation of training programmes
  • Safety

    Driving safety training course

    Avoiding and handling critical driving situations

    • Teaching of driving forces, familiarisation with assistance systems
    • Practical exercises in critical driving situations, such as braking on corners, avoiding sudden obstacles, braking when travelling downhill and on slippery roads

    Seminar type: Practice

     

    Cargo securing training course

    Statutory principles, making correct use of options and material for lashing down goods on different vehicle structures:

    • Explanation of the physical principles of cargo securing
    • Legal requirements and safety specifications
    • Special information about vehicles, freight and lashing equipment

    Seminar type: Theory

     

    Emergency training course

    What to do in the event of emergencies and at the workplace

    • What to do in the event of emergencies and how to rescue casualties after an accident
    • Principles of ergonomics, preventing damage to your health
    • Teaching the principles of a balanced and healthy diet
    • The effects of medication and illegal drugs

    Seminar type: Theory

     
  • Special

    Off-road training course

    Economic and low-wear driving on difficult terrain

    • Teaching of driving forces and peculiarities of the terrain
    • Explanation of the special vehicle functions
    • Economic off-road driving

    Seminar type: Practice

     

    Long truck training course

    • Statutory requirements which entitle you to drive a long truck
    • Technical instruction
    • Practical exercises in the special features of the long truck can be provided
     

    Tank training course

    Raising awareness of critical driving situations with tanks:

    • Teaching of driving forces, familiarisation with assistance systems
    • Practical exercises in critical driving situations, such as braking on corners, avoiding sudden obstacles
    • Specially tailored to the requirements of tanks
     

    Heavy-duty transport training course

    Detailed instruction in the peculiarities of heavy-duty vehicles:

    • Presentation and explanation of new technical features
    • Basics of technology refresher
    • Detailed instruction in the peculiarities of heavy-duty vehicles:

    Seminar type: Theory

     

    Intensive training course

    Train-the-trainer principle

    Subject areas: Economy and automotive engineering

    • Training lasting several days to build on existing knowledge in the areas of vehicle technology and economy
    • Exercises to optimise a safe and economic driving style

    Subject area: Telematics

    • Training lasting several days on the topic of usage analysis of MAN TeleMatics®
    • Exercises to optimise a safe and economic driving style
    • Recognising and understanding how usage data is depicted in the usage analysis
  • Advanced training

    Driving instructor advanced training

    Advanced training according to § 33a of the law governing driving instructors (FahrlG)

     

    Expert advanced training

    Advanced training for aaP and aaS (appraisers and experts)

     

    Trainer further and advanced training

    In accordance with the guidelines of the DVR (professional driver qualification laws) for driving safety and off-road training