Truck Driver of the Year 2017 (44 tonne)

Mercedes Benz, Wentworth Park | 14 September

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On the final day the FTA Driver of the Year (44 tonne) competition will take centre stage.

Each participant will compete in a variety of tasks and will be scored on their performance. The tasks each participant will compete in are below

  • Defect check sponsored by Bridgestone Partners - they must find a pre-set number of defects on a vehicle
  • Driving style supported by Fleetboard - drivers follow a set route with telematics recording their actions
  • Economical driving supported by Signal Vehicle Solutions - the telematics will record their average fuel consumption
  • Risk assessment sponsored by Licence Bureau - an online risk assessement test
  • Manoeuvring - they must manoeuver around a set course
  • Legislation test - test produced by the Member Advice Centre

The first place winner for the competition will receive a £1,000 holiday voucher with the second and third place winners receiving an iPad and a £150 Red Letter Day voucher respectively.

The finalists for 2017 are; 

Neythen Facey Asda
Augustas Mieliauskas August transport Ltd
Vincent Clark Booker Ltd
Malcolm  Roberts Bott Ltd
Ryan Oliver  DHL
Christopher  Davis EH Booth &Co
Darren  Prett Howard Tenens
Simon Blurton NFT Distribution Crick
Chris Harris Sainsburys
Thomas Kent Samworth Brothers Supply Chain
Samuel  Watson Samworth Brothers Supply Chain
Reece Cornelius Samworth Brothers Supply Chain
Ross Fulton Scottish Water
John McGuinness Scottish Water
David Jack Scottish Water
Nicholas  King TRG - Superdrug Pontefract
Rod Blowers Turners Soham Ltd
Karl Barman Viamaster Transport
Lee Graves WH Bowker
Martin Taylor XPO Logistics/Sainsburys