Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

Advanced Driving Skills for Professionals

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ADS Professionals schedule (PDF)

Map to MHSRC (PDF) 

A Hold Harmless agreement must be completed and on file for each organization driving at the MN Hwy Safety & Research Center.

ADS: Public Transit & School Transit, Fleet Services & Semi Tractor Trailer, Sale Persons: (Ideal for anyone who drives for their profession.)

8:30 am – 3:30 pm: 1.5 hours of classroom and 5.5 hours of in vehicle courses are held at the MHSRC and designed for operators of company or privately owned vehicles. Drivers will be taught vehicular control techniques, an overview of advanced vehicle dynamics dependent on specific vehicles including front wheel, drive-rear wheel drive and four wheel drive. Operators will also review human reaction time and the application, vehicular following distances, effects of fatigue and the importance of proper visual techniques. Exercises include: Truck line

  • Collision Avoidance
  • Straight Line Braking
  • Serpentine
  • Backing & mirror set-up & usage
  • Parking
  • Skid Control
  • Large Vehicle Cornering
  • Control Brake with emphasis on brake types (e.g. Air Hydraulics)
  • Intersection Management
  • Electronic Stability Control

ADS: Snow Plow Operators/Wing & Plow/Road Maintenance 8:30 am – 3:30 pm: 1.5 hours of classroom and 5.5 hours of in vehicle. Exercises include: Snowplows

  • Wing and Plow Clearance (Left & Right)
  • Guardrail & Mailbox Clearance
  • Forward Diminishing Clearance
  • Front Stop Positioning
  • Very Tight Serpentine in Reverse
  • Rear Stop Positioning
  • Very Tight Circles (Left & Right)
  • Curb Clearing
  • On Road Turning
  • Judgment of Right Side Tires (to a specific object)
  • Proper Mirror Set-Up & Visual Areas

On-Duty Ride Along for Professionals: This one-on-one evaluation will educate those who are experiencing driving difficulties or have high accident rates. Rates are hourly starting from the time the instructor leaves here and ending when they return here. Contact us to schedule.

Customized courses at your facility or at the MHSRC facility are available upon request.

Additional Advanced Driving Skills courses.

Professionals Training Professionals

Contact MHSRC: 320.255.3123 or 1.888.234.1294