Young driver wins

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Big Wheels -

WEST Aus­tralian Rick Lock­wood has won the ti­tle of Sca­nia’s Young Aus­tralian Truck Driver. The 26-year-old from Perth beat 11 other fi­nal­ists at a skill and knowl­edge test at Flem­ing­ton Race­course. He won $10,000 from Sca­nia, a $5000 travel voucher from Cas­trol and a Swedish Or­refors crys­tal tro­phy. Sca­nia Aus­tralia man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Roger McCarthy says: ‘‘Rick Lock­wood is an all­rounder with ex­cep­tional knowl­edge of what it takes to be a pro­fes­sional driver and is some­one who can be an am­bas­sador for young peo­ple in our in­dus­try by shar­ing his ded­i­ca­tion and pro­fes­sional ap­proach to his work.’’ Lock­wood says: ‘‘I hope I can use my po­si­tion to help ed­u­cate young peo­ple, es­pe­cially 16 and 17 year olds, about trucks and how to be­have around them and sup­port them to be re­cruited into the in­dus­try.’’ Nick Hornby, of Dar­win, was sec­ond and Mel­bourne’s Jar­rad Jeffs was third.

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