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Kraftverkehrsmeister

English translation: Motor Vehicle Traffic (or Transportation) Master

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08:13 May 25, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Kraftverkehrsmeister
In the professional exams available for "LKW" drivers,it´s a step up after "Berufskraftfahrer". However, I am at a loss for a suitable translation - can anyone help?
Heather
English translation:Motor Vehicle Traffic (or Transportation) Master
Explanation:
The problem is that in the Anglo-Saxon world we do not have this sort of professional training hierarchy. An apprentice (Auszubildende or Lehrling) XXX does practical and school training for two or three years, takes a test and becomes a journeyman (Gazelle or in this case Berufskraftfahrer) the last step is the Meisterprüfung where the person becomes a Meister XXX at which stage she/he can legally open her/his own business and train more apprentices. Since we do not have the system, we also do not have the titles. - Another problem is that this person is a lot more than a truck driver. First of all, there is nothing in the title that says anything about trucks. She/he has graduated from trucks or busses to transportation in general. Secondly, the word Verkehr has more to do with transportation than individual vehicles. Thirdly, we should upgrade out description. After all, it took her/him five to ten years of professional work and training to get to this point. I would suggest: Motor Vehicle Transportation Master.

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Dan McCrosky
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Summary of answers provided
naGeneral (Motor) Vehicle Driver
Nancy Schmeing
naMotor Vehicle Traffic (or Transportation) Master
Dan McCrosky
naMaster Truck Driver
bhpirch
naAdvanced driver?, Master Driver?
Iain Purvis


  

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18 mins
Advanced driver?, Master Driver?


Explanation:
Something akin to the Institute of Advanced Motorists, I would guess. Iain

Iain Purvis
United Kingdom
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29 mins
Master Truck Driver


Explanation:
A Berufskraftfahrer would be a professional truck driver and
my guess for a Kraftverkehrsmeister would be Master Truck Driver.
Will that help?
Good luck

bhpirch
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2 hrs
Motor Vehicle Traffic (or Transportation) Master


Explanation:
The problem is that in the Anglo-Saxon world we do not have this sort of professional training hierarchy. An apprentice (Auszubildende or Lehrling) XXX does practical and school training for two or three years, takes a test and becomes a journeyman (Gazelle or in this case Berufskraftfahrer) the last step is the Meisterprüfung where the person becomes a Meister XXX at which stage she/he can legally open her/his own business and train more apprentices. Since we do not have the system, we also do not have the titles. - Another problem is that this person is a lot more than a truck driver. First of all, there is nothing in the title that says anything about trucks. She/he has graduated from trucks or busses to transportation in general. Secondly, the word Verkehr has more to do with transportation than individual vehicles. Thirdly, we should upgrade out description. After all, it took her/him five to ten years of professional work and training to get to this point. I would suggest: Motor Vehicle Transportation Master.



Dan McCrosky
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neutral  techclean: Kraftverkehrsmeister is hard to translate. First you need to know what the job dose. He or she is responsable for the Training of new and old Drivers and keeping them uptodate with new laws. also keeping the road fleet on the road. Not shore of Title.
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2 hrs
General (Motor) Vehicle Driver


Explanation:
Kraftverkehr goes beyond trucks, refers to all motor vehicles. Your family car is a PKW, Personenkraftwagen. Presumably busses, etc. can be driven by one so accredited. Meister, frequently used in German job ranks, carries about the same weight as general sometimes does in English. E.g. the general contractor is in charge of all the trades or subcontractors.

Nancy Schmeing
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