State showdown at Mt Cotton
In total, 22 drivers battled it out to represent Australia in the global final. Six of these spots were won by drivers representing their states. These six finalists will battle it out in the Australian Volvo Truck Drivers’ Fuel Challenge at Mt Cotton in south-east Queensland on July 16 and 17. The winner will then compete against contestants from around the globe for a place in the final.
The six finalists are:
Craig Mengel from Exodas, representing Queensland Brad Kennedy from Western Freight Management, representing New South Wales John Bowden from De Bruyn Transport, representing Tasmania Eric Christie from Visy Logistics, representing Victoria Peter Karger from Bordertown Haulage, representing South Australia Kris Venema from K Venema P/L, representing Western Australia