Scania bus driver finals announced

The annual Scania bus driver challenge will take place on the Gold Coast next week

Drivers are set to compete for the prize of the best Australian driver in the bus and truck industries in the bi-annual Scania driver challenge next week.

The competition has been whittled down to 12 finalists in each category via two rounds of knowledge-based questions.

The practical element of the event will take place at the Gold Coast Race Course, Queensland from September 30.

On the first day 12 bus driver finalists will spend a day showing off their driving and manoeuvring talents, as well as undertake another skills-based theory test and mock media interview to challenge their abilities.

The winner will walk off with prizes worth $10,000 presented at the Scania-sponsored dinner at the Australasia Bus & Coach Conference & Expo.

The following day the 12 truck finalists will take undertake their challenge.

"Scania has been a consistent force promoting the professionalism of Australian drivers, having run this competition several times in the past," says Brand & Communications Manager Ron Szulc.

"The Scania Driver Competition in Australia is one of more than 40 similar Scania-run competitions held around the world this year, as the company invites as many as 80,000 drivers globally to show off their skills and knowledge behind the wheel.

"We look forward to welcoming the finalists to the Gold Coast and expect to see some very tight competition." 

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