Scania competition opens

Drivers are being encouraged to test their knowledge with the Scania Driver Competition this year

Scania competition opens
A driver’s skill is put to the test in the last bus driver competition

Bus and truck drivers in Australia are being encouraged to showcase their skills with the Scania Driver Competitions to be run this year.

The competition will run again in Australia as a part of Scania’s world-wide skills, safety and efficiency programme.

The Scania Driver Competitions will be held in Australia for 3rd time for bus drivers in 2016.

 Scania Australia has been running these driver competitions since 2007 with the aim of raising the profile of professional drivers and the road transport industry among the general public.

The initial round of the competition is a knowledge-based test conducted via the internet, while the national final will test on-road, real world driving abilities, manoeuvring abilities, safe work and driving practices.

There will be a further knowledge-based test under exam conditions, as well as a media interview.

"The Scania Driver Competitions have become a global opportunity for drivers to demonstrate their expertise, knowledge and professionalism," says Scania Australia managing director Roger McCarthy.

"Scania believes the driver is the transport operator’s single most important asset in delivering Total Operating Economy.

"Our transport industry faces multiple challenges and opportunities. Society continues to look for demonstrable improvements in road safety from the road transport industry. Reductions in fuel usage, however small, reduce emissions and deliver lower operating costs. Lower costs in turn increase transport operators’ profitability and provide the opportunity to grow their business. Drivers play a pivotal role in each of these areas."

Scania customers and drivers are urged to enter the 2016 Scania Driver Competitions, to demonstrate what they know, or to find out what they could improve.

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