20 June, 2018 – it is a date that all MAN truck drivers from Latvia will always remember. It came with adrenaline, competition, useful and new knowledge, surprises, positive emotions and perfect weather conditions.
Located in a small city named Cēsis (130 km away from the capital of Latvia) the ProfiDrive event brought together 20 truck drivers. Truck drivers had a possibility to take a test drive with the TGX 18.460 and TGX 18.500 (both 25 t) and learn how to drive using gasoline economically. During the test drives ProfiDrive experts advised them with consultations regarding safety and economical truck driving and helped them to get orientated on the test drive route. Drivers’ results were counted using a special measurement device “Econem II” that calculates the average speed (km/h), average gasoline consumption, distance time and total stops.
While two truck drivers were in test drives, the others participated in the ProfiDrive seminar and took part in brainstorming with other truck drivers regarding each driver’s experience. Each hour had a coffee break with group questions and small gift was given to the provider of the right answer.
All participants who had already driven the test drive and listened to the theory could participate in a small excursion and visit local business owners and taste the handmade products on offer – various snacks, ice-cream, drinks, smoothies etc.
Finally, everyone met each other at the vintage style house “Villa Santa” and were given their results as well. The first three places received champagne and a gift card from Avar Auto (1st place – 500 euros, 2nd place – 300 euros and 3rd place – 100 euros). All participants of the event received a certificate that confirmed that they had attended the ProfiDrive lesson from Avar Auto. The event closed with an excellent dinner and delicious ProfiDrive cake.