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MAN ProfiDrive®

MAN ProfiDrive® - professional driver training courses in passenger transport

The world of commercial passenger transport is changing increasingly quickly, and innovative technologies are constantly redefining the requirements in terms of safety and efficiency, but also in relation to legislation and guidelines. These developments create additional challenges for professional drivers, bus drivers and driving instructors as they constantly strive to ensure the safety of their passengers at all times.

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 and passengers. 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.


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

Every five years professional drivers with a class D1 licence and above have to complete 35 hours of advanced training, made up of five training units of seven hours each in three skill areas – driving style, regulations, and transport and environmental safety. The content of the theoretical and practical training is based on the law governing the qualification of professional drivers (BKrFQG).

MAN ProfiDrive® provides an opportunity to complete all advanced training required by law which helps to improve the safety of drivers and reduce pollution. If required, the training be arranged on-site or at a nearby MAN Center. Feel free to contact us at any time if you would like to arrange individual appointments or agree participant numbers.

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


Automotive engineering

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


Driving and rest periods, transport documents, digital tachograph

  • Explanation of statutory requirements, guidelines and framework conditions for commercial passenger transport
  • Briefing and training on the digital tachograph
  • Compliance with the obligation to instruct business operators about tachograph legislation pursuant to Article 33 of Regulation (EU) No 165/2014


Vehicle instruction

  • Getting to know and use various technologies and functions
  • Efficient use of innovative components, new electronic systems and high-performance technology
  • Getting to know and use various technologies and functions


The benefits of MAN ProfiDrive® training at a glance

  • Even professionals can learn to drive more economically with MAN ProfiDrive® training
  • Learn how to save fuel and reduce wear and maintenance costs through correct use of cruise control, intarder, accelerator and brakes
  • Following training you will be able to drive up to 15% of a route in pure coasting mode with minimal fuel consumption
  • Achieve a cost saving of up to 30%, taking into account wear and consumption.

Economical driving (theory and practice)

  • Physical principles of economical driving
  • Exercises to optimise a safe and fuel-efficient driving style

Basic information on safety regulations and securing luggage

  • Legal requirements and safety specifications for securing luggage
  • Update skills relating to vehicle loads and securing luggage


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 in the event of an accident
  • Principles of ergonomics and a healthy, balanced diet


Road and environmental safety, crime, service

  • Raising awareness of the risks of road transport, industrial accidents and crime
  • Principles, features and conduct associated with a positive company image


Safety training

  • Practical exercises to improve reactions to critical driving situations, such as braking on corners and avoiding sudden obstacles
  • Confident control of the vehicle in order to provide maximum safety for passengers

High-speed training

Duration: 2 days, 1 day of safety training followed by high-speed training on day 2

Safety training

  • Practical exercises to improve reactions to critical driving situations, such as braking on corners and avoiding sudden obstacles
  • Confident control of the vehicle in order to provide maximum safety for passengers

High-speed training

  • Emergency lane change: Leave and rejoin the road at vehicle speeds of approx. 80 – 100 km/h
  • Catch and stabilise a skidding vehicle
  • Learn about and master physics to ensure confident vehicle steering


Intensive training course

Train-the-trainer principle

  • Training to build on existing knowledge in the areas of vehicle technology and economy
  • Exercises to optimise a safe and economic driving style
  • Independent vehicle instruction for third parties and training in principles of economical driving


Combined training

  • Economy training and safety training as per the guidelines of the German Road Safety Council (DVR)
  • Enhancement of knowledge and skills for safe and economical driving

Driving instructor advanced training

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

  • Bus driving instructor are required by law to undertake a three-day training course within four years
  • Acquisition of the required certificate according to § 33 of the law governing driving instructors


Professional association’s health and safety seminar

  • Professional association’s scheme to develop and communicate strategies for dealing with work-related stress
  • Certification as part of the training for professional drivers