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Van Driver of the Year competition moves to ITT Hub


Logistics UK’s popular Van Driver of the Year contest will now take place during the first day of the free-to-attend ITT Hub event at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre on 11 May 2022.

Now in its eighth year, this year’s contest will assess candidates on their ability to overcome both practical and theoretical challenges, including manoeuvring, ‘safe driving’ style and legislative knowledge. Transport journalists are also invited to take part in the competition during the second day of the ITT Hub event.

POINTS MEAN PRIZES

The overall winner of the Van Driver of the Year competition will receive a generous holiday voucher, while runners up will receive Red Letter Day and Amazon vouchers. However, the biggest prize will be the goodwill generated by your drivers receiving an accolade for being at the top of their profession.

SIX COMPETITION CHALLENGES

Candidates for the competition will be tested across six competition categories: ‘safe driving’ style, economical driving, legislative knowledge, manoeuvring, pre-use defect checking and an online risk assessment.

TESTING A PORTFOLIO OF SKILLS

Kevin Green, Marketing and Communications Director, Logistics UK, said: “During the pandemic more and more of us have grown used to the convenience of having goods and services delivered direct to our doorstep. The nation’s cohort of van drivers and parcel couriers have proved themselves more than equal to the task of delivering an efficient and reliable service.

“But to be a truly competent van driver you need to possess a broad portfolio of skills – spatial awareness, physical dexterity, safety awareness and a knowledge of the fundamentals of transport legislation. This fun but challenging competition aims to recognise and reward those drivers who are truly at the top of this vitally important profession.”

SUPPORTED BY A PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIP

The event is supported by Logistics UK’s Van Gold Partners: the AA, Bott Ltd, Brigade Electronics, Lex Autolease, Quartix, TVL and Willis Towers Watson. A presentation, including prizes, will be made at the end of the day to celebrate both the Van Driver of the Year and the runner up, as well as individual task winners.

Entries will close tomorrow (Friday 15 April 2022), so companies are advised to waste no time in entering their outstanding drivers. The competition is free to enter, and entrants must register separately to attend ITT Hub. For further information, and to enter, please visit the below link.

*www.logistics.org.uk/vdoty22

Published On: 14/04/2022 16:00:54

 



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