Truckies vie for the Volvo crown
POLAND’S Piotr Krahel was crowned the winner of the 2018 Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2018.
The competition, which took place in Gothenburg on September 13 and 14, involved more challenges than ever and attracted professional drivers from 33 countries.
Volvo Trucks SVP Brand marketing and communication officer Maria Bergving said the event brought together challenges truck drivers faced every day.
The competition took place for the sixth time and this year it focused on three areas: fuel efficiency, productivity and safety.
Australia was represented by Phillip Crowe, of Total Concrete Solutions.
“This was my first time out of Australia and it was a great experience,” Mr Crowe said.
“I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge and particularly like the focus it puts on professional and fuel-efficient driving.
“It is extremely important to have training from the very beginning to allow drivers to start off on the right foot.
“There is not enough professionalism in the industry these days.
“There needs to be a cultural change and a focus on long-term skills development.”
GREAT COMPETITION: 33 countries competed in Volvo Group's competition to find the “world’s best” driver.