Module 4 – Role of the Professional Driver

Module Objectives:

Ability to adopt behaviour to help enhance the image of the profession and understand the social environment of road transport and the rules governing it.


  • Behaviour of the driver and company image.
  • Importance for the company of the standard of service provided by the driver.
  • Role of the driver and people with whom the driver will be dealing with.
  • Vehicle maintenance and work organisation.
  • Working periods and breaks whilst driving.
  • Tachograph use, managment and penalties associated with misuse.
  • Periodic Training.

Key Learnings:

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Describe how quality of work and vehicle maintenance reflects the image of the company.
  • Identify work situations or other situations that may cause stress
  • Describe which cots are directly influenced by the way the work is planned
  • Describe how to deal with different people, such as enforcement officers, staff of (un) loading sites.
  • Understand the Regulations governing working periods, rests and break periods.
  • Know and understand the function of the Analog and Digital Tachograph.
  • Driver responsibilities in the checking procedures for vehicles.