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DEKRA Advanced Training for Professional Truck Drivers: Revised Textbooks now available

To avoid boredom and to ensure that participants still benefit from the seminars, DEKRA media has revised and updated the textbooks for the advanced training, which is prescribed by the Professional Driver Qualification Act, completely. The modules serve as basis for the entry of the code number 95 into the driver's license. Professional drivers, who use their truck driver's license for commercial purposes, need to repeat the training every five years.

Based on experiences from the first training phase DEKRA Media has given the books not only a more attractive appearance, but also expanded its content by about a third. They now contain up to 50 percent more infographics and, thanks to a collaboration with various truck manufacturers, detailed images of the latest technological developments. The authors have developed the general and additional specialized contents among others in collaboration with the DEKRA Center of Excellence for Transport Logistics DEKRA and a professional group of experienced DEKRA trainers.

The new contents include numerous additional tips and information, which offer a positive additional benefit even for experienced professional drivers. Furthermore, the teaching materials contain also new information for specific target groups: In terms of dangerous goods the topics range from transport in tanks and transport of dangerous goods in small quantities to special types of load securing. Thus, the manuals remain useful and interesting for the truck drivers, because they can use them as compact work of reference on their tours after the advanced training for professional truck drivers.

The training at DEKRA Academy still includes five theory-based courses, which are divided into to the three mandatory fields of knowledge. Practical instructions are still no element of the advanced training, but continue to be voluntary.

The single modules are:

  • Economical out and about
  • Regulations for road transport
  • Driving Safety, Risk Situations and Safety Engineering
  • Driver and Image
  • Load securing

The books are included in the base price of the modules offered by the DEKRA Academy and become property of the participants. Moreover, they are available among others for the price of 10 euros per book in the FERNFAHRER Online Shop.