2014 will see the latest competition from Scania to find Australia’s best truck drivers. The Fourth Scania Driver Competition will begin with a wide search to find entrants for the competition leading to prizes worth $10,000 for the winner of each category.
On-line entries open on March 24 with a registration phase, with the first of the on-line qualifying multiple-choice and open-ended questions to follow soon after. Successful entrants move on to the second round of on-line questions in July, with the top 12 finishers invited to the national final.
The grand final will take place in early October on the Queensland Gold Coast for both truck and bus drivers.
“Scania believes the driver is the single most important asset for economy, environment and safety,” said Ron Szulc, Scania Australia Brand & Communications Manager. “The competition testing will place emphasis on efficient and safe driving practices as well as reinforce the values of driving with a positive attitude. The Scania Driver Competitions have become well known around the world as a test of skill and agility, both practical and mental.
“We are once again inviting drivers who feel they have above average ability behind the wheel to get involved and show off what they can do. The competitions are open to all drivers who have an MC licence for trucks or an HR licence for bus. Entries are not restricted to drivers of Scania trucks or buses; all drivers who fit the criteria are welcome to participate.”
Scania Driver Competitions are being held in 40 countries around the world this year. In the past 10 years, more than 200,000 drivers around the world have taken part in Scania driver competitions. This year the company hopes to attract 85,000 entries worldwide. Click here to enter