Congrats to our Kerri
THE land down under and our neighbours have come out on top in Sweden at the Volvo Trucks Fuel Watch Challenge, held in Volvo’s home of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Driver Johnny Baxter from New Zealand took home gold in the global on-road final of the rivers’ Fuel Challenge.
Aussie Kerri Connors, the only female finalist, also performed well placing third in the on-road category.
Cameron Simpson from Victoria came second in the off-road competition.
Contestants from more than 13 countries drove FH or FMX trucks on a set course, all attempting to showcase their fuel conservation skills.
Taehun Kim from Korea was crowned the winner of the off-road competition.
The two day event, which started with a session on driving technique, was the final showdown for national champions from local Fuelwatch competitions that took place throughout the year.
More than 4280 drivers participated in this year’s local competitions.
Kerri was the only woman to compete in the national competition, which tests a driver’s ability to drive with maximum fuel efficiency, and a third placing is a fantastic achievement!
It has to be noted that these drivers are the very best there is, coming from all around the world to compete for this prestigious title.
Kerri has been driving tankers for Caltas for nine years now in Tasmania, and is still loving it.
So on behalf of all her friends here in Tasmania and the crew at Big Rigs, as well as all at Caltas, we are so proud to see our local Tassie girl against such tough and formidable competition! Well done!
SWEDEN STAR: Kerri Connors pictured with part of the display at the Volvo experience centre in Gothenburg.
Both off-road and on-road fuel watch skills were tested.