Who will claim the title of the UAE’s best all-round truck driver? This was the question being asked at the UAE final of the Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2019
The competition, which this year involved more challenges than ever before, attracted professional drivers from 55 companies. The overall winner of the competition was Mr. Tawhed Ali from Trojan based in Abu Dhabi, UAE
The third annual edition of the competition focused on three key areas; Safety, fuel efficiency, and productivity. The aim of the Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge is to draw attention to the important work done by truck drivers. It is also a way of attracting more trucks drivers in the constantly growing industries of transportation, constructions and logistics.
Commenting on the event, Mr. Vladimir Knezevic, Managing Director at Famco UAE, said; “The Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2019 in the UAE brings together all the different challenges that truck drivers face every day. Their skills are often the critical factor in the safety, fuel efficiency and productivity of our customers. Truck drivers also make a major contribution to road safety. The UAE Final gave us the opportunity to see incredibly skilful drivers doing an impressive job of handling their trucks.”
Mr. Fredrik Samuelson, Managing Director of Volvo Trucks Middle East, said; “The team at Volvo Trucks together with our valued partner, Famco, are once again very happy to host the 2019 Driver Challenge. Every year customers and drivers participate in our event and see how we learn from each other. It’s important that we understand how we can get most out from Volvo Trucks; our transport solution simply will not work without the valuable insights we get from professional drivers around productivity and fuel efficiency that truck owners in UAE value so highly today.
Speaking about his victory, Mr. Tawhid Ali from Trojan, said “Winning the UAE 2019 Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge is a big achievement for us! The final was tough and we were up against many experienced drivers. We are impressed that Famco stages this motivational event which attracts so many drivers from all over the emirates,”
The UAE Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge Facts
- The competition has been held every year since 2017
- The prequalification rounds were organised at Famco DIP 2, Dubai, UAE on April 15th and 16th 2019
- This year’s competition involved more than 55 drivers out of which 12 qualified to take part in the UAE final
- The competition aims to put the driver in focus and reinforce the importance of skilled and competent drivers
- The focus areas of the competition are safety, fuel efficiency and productivity