Njilo shows his skills in Japan
The driver from Clover was a winner in UD challenge
UD fleet driver Alfred Ngilo from Clover in KwaZulu-Natal, was named the Best Skilled Driver at the UD Extra Mile Challenge driver competition, which was held at the UD experience centre in Ageo, Japan, recently.
Although Ngilo didn’t win the overall title, he did South Africa proud in this prestigious competition that helps fleet customers get the most out of their UD products and services. The competition is aimed at improving driving skills and reducing costs and downtime, and is based on three key elements: pre-inspection, fuel efficien- cy and safety, and drivability.
During the competition, drivers using the same UD Quester model, had to compete in a simulated transport delivery cycle and the team from Malaysia delivered the highest profitability statistics, giving them the title.
Kishi Nobuhiko, UD Trucks senior vice president of brand and product, said: “The Extra Mile Challenge is not just a driving competition, but it also provides a great opportunity for drivers to test and hone their skills, refine their strengths and ‘go the extra mile.’”
Earlier this year, Ngilo won the local leg of the competition by outperforming 20 other participants, which resulted in him participating in the finals in Japan.
“Through this competition we aim to help enhance driver capability and reinforce confidence in their own abilities, but also in the UD Trucks products they drive every day,” said Gert Swanepoel, acting vice president of UD Trucks Southern Africa. “We are very proud of Alfred’s fantastic performance — he certainly was a great ambassador of his company and his country.”
Alfred Ngilo (second right), from Clover in KZN, was named the driver with the best skills at the recent Extra Mile Challenge driver competition in Japan, and received his award from Kishi Nobuhiko (right), UD Trucks senior vice president of brand and product. With Ngilo are (from left), Derick Moima (UD demonstration driver), Ann Pienaar (UD fleet sales manager) and Tony Amaro, delivery services manager from Clover.