KUALA LUMPUR: MAN Truck and Bus (MTBM) announced today that it is introducing a new training programme dubbed MAN ProfiDrive.
The programme is tailored towards individual customer requirements that helps address fuel economy and driving safety for particular transport assignments through training.
The majority of the sector-specific ProfiDrive training for the drivers is hands-on and carried out with the drivers’ own loaded vehicles, which further increases the long-term learning effect of the training.
The program can be conducted at any location and covers both practical driving skills as well as theoretical aspects of safety, economy and vehicle inspection.
The programme also includes traditional modules for drivers and fleet managers on fuel-efficient driving and off-road driving training; modules for tankers and heavy-duty transporters as well as programs that are specifically tailored to the bus and transporter sectors.
During this year's Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE), MTBM also showcased a specially configured truck for the Malaysia market which helps to save costs and increase safety – the MAN EfficientLine.
With options like the AeroPackage, idle shutdown and cruise control features, fleet owners’ cost reduction target can be achieved easily.
Features included in the truck like the Anti-Spin Regulator (ASR), MAN BrakeMatic (EBS) and Retarder system also help to enhance safety and minimise danger.
“Since the beginning, MAN has stayed committed to provide top-quality, exceptionally reliable commercial vehicles that are perfectly tailored to our customer’s needs. We will continue to offer products and solutions to help fleet owners decrease their fleets’ life-cycle cost, while placing a strong emphasis on safety and reliability”, said Mueller.
"By equipping drivers with better vehicle handling and economical driving techniques, the training can help cut back on fuel consumption by as much as 10 percent and reduce the need for constant vehicle maintenance,” said MTBM managing director Hartmut Mueller.
“This new training program that focuses on the customer’s specific transport task enables us to more effectively help our customers lower their total cost of ownership", he conlcuded.