The UAE final of the Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2019 took place on April 15-17 in Dubai. The third annual edition of the competition focused on three key areas: safety, fuel efficiency, and productivity.
The winner of this year's competition, Tawhid Ali from Abu Dhabi-based company 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 aim of the Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge, which has been held every year since 2017, is to put the driver in focus and reinforce the importance of skilled and competent drivers. It is also a way of attracting more trucks drivers in the constantly growing industries of transportation, constructions and logistics.
The prequalification rounds for the final were held in April 2019 at FAMCO's facility in Dubai. This year’s competition involved more than 55 drivers out of which 12 qualified to take part in the UAE final.
Vladimir Knezevic, managing director, 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.”
Fredrik Samuelson, managing director, 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."