Daf Trucks has launched its second UK-wide search to find Britain’s best commercial vehicle driver.
Drivers – whether they drive a Daf or not – can be nominated or enter themselves, though all are required to undertake an online questionnaire before a final shortlist of 20 selected drivers is drawn up.
Following a robust selection process 20 of the country’s best truck drivers will be set a series of challenging practical and knowledge-based assessments centred around a two-day event at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire on 19-20 May.
The winning driver will be crowned as the Daf Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge Champion 2018, and will follow in the footsteps of 2016’s victor, Paul Barlow of Severn Trent Water. Speaking after his win, Paul said: “I knew it was going to be tough, but I didn’t expect it to be quite so comprehensive – every aspect of the job came under scrutiny. Daf Trucks’ organisers weren’t joking when they said they wanted to find someone with the whole package.”
To compete in the Daf Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge 2018, drivers are expected to exhibit their:
• Driving style, performance and efficiency across different sizes of truck and driving conditions
• Road knowledge, legislation and the Highway Code
• Vehicle knowledge, defect reporting and pre-use checks.
The DAF Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge 2018 is open to any driver with a clean C+E Licence, a Driver Card and a Driver CPC.
Entry is open from today [12 February] until 12 March. To enter, go to: www.daf.co.uk/thechallenge. Entrants are required to complete an online questionnaire covering truck- and transport-related topics.