volvo trucks driver challenge

The Driver Challenge 2014

What's the Challenge?

Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge is a way for operators and drivers to learn what good driving behaviours mean and how they impact on the fuel used.

The Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge is a national competition, open to both Volvo Truck and non-Volvo customers but who operate anything from one truck to a fleet of hundreds. A nominated driver from each participating company will go head to head through regional heats and demonstrate how, with improved driving skills, both in the environmental impact and bottom line!

So how does this work?

From February to August 2014, we will be recruiting drivers in the UK and Ireland to take part in the Volvo Trucks' Driver Challenge. Each company involved will have a follow up meeting where they will go through a detailed report of their drivers' performance and how Volvo Trucks can help to improve the performance across the fleet and save money. Following the challenge, the results will be posted on this page where drivers and operators can track their results through the leader board.

The top 6 drivers will be invited to the National Final in Warwick on the Saturday 6th September where they will compete and spend the day having their performance monitored in both a Volvo FH & FM. Only then will the winning driver go forward to the Global Final in Sweden with a chance to win a Volvo lifetime experience.

Competition Rules:

  1.  All contestants must have a valid C+E driving licence and digital driver card
     1.1 All contestants must use their digital tachograph card during the contest
  2. All contestants must produce evidence of insurance covering the use of the vehicle in the competition
  3. The vehicle must be driven in a secure, safe and professional manner at all times
    3.1 All contestants must follow all applicable road traffic and vehicle legislation and regulations
    3.2 The result will be measured on driver techniques using Volvo analysis from Dynafleet
  4. National Finals - A representative from the participating company plus the winning driver from that company will need to be available for the full day on Saturday 6th September 2014 at the Volvo HQ office in Warwick.

All decisions, including penalties and disqualifications, are at the absolute discretion of Volvo Contest Management, whose ruling will be final.

Driver Challenge Scoreboard - last updated: 20.08.2014

 
Driver/Company Name Ranking 
Steven Taylor - Gresham Office Furniture
Paul Sharman - B. A. Transport 2
Kevin Collyer - Laura Ashley Distribution 3
Kevin Little - H.L Transport 4
Peter Jones - Dennis Dixons Ltd 5
Tommy Walton - Containership 6
Patrick Howley - Torque Logistics 7
John Harrison - Edwin C Farrell 8
Edward Paul Fowell - B&Q 9
Gary Walker - Laura Ashley 10
David Myatt - Huntapak 11
Gary Parkinson - Motaline 12
James Pheonix - Keelings Retails   13
Gavin Smith - Bacton Transport 14 
Pawel Pietrzyk - Bacton Transport 15
Colin Rowlands - Farmfoods 16
David Johnson - ATL Ltd 17
Steven Watson - Greggs 18
Jonathan Dowie - Lynas Foods 19
Paul Spencer - Faccenda Group 20
Mike Hill - M.H.L 21
John Ellis - Heron Foods 22
Stephen Hart - Simarco 23 
Lester Orchard - Canute Group 24 
Radaslow Furtak - PTS Greencarrier Ltd 25 
Stephen Heasley - Manfreight 26 
Phillip Taylor - FTS Hatswell 27 
Peter Gibbs - PGS Global 28 
Shane Connor - Dixon International 29
Eddie Bespott - Robert Burns Ltd 30
John Walsh - Leatrans 31 
Paul Barker - P.B.Haulage 32 
Thomas Sneddon - Kersey Freight  33 
John Connor - R.Barkeray 34 
Patrik Drtina - PRS Distribution  35 
Tony Harris - Fowler Welch 36 
George Robertson - Devereux Ltd  37 
Paul Cooke - Wreford Transport 38 
R. Bunn - Aldi Stores Ltd 39 
Tommy Bendal - TAS Tommy Bendal  40 
Martin Borrill - WH Barley 41 
Stewart Highley - David Hathaway 42 
Lee Cooke - Beamish Transport 43 
Fraser Curston - PRS Distribution 44 
Michael O Connor 45 
Michael Doherty - Bedford Trans 46 
Anthony Pegg - RGL Logistics 47 
Graham Logan - Farm Foods 48 
Howard Williams - Collier Haulage 49 
Keith Horwood - MRCT Transport 50 
Chris Taylor - Great Bear Distribution 51 
Brian Hirst - Hawkins Transport 52 
Dean Gasser - Goldstar Heathrow 53 
Michael O Connor - O Rierley Transport 54 
David Lowrey - Eric Nicholson Transport 55 
Jason Stevens - Tulip Ltd 56 
Martin Ryan - Aidan Doherty Transport  57 
Steve Glass - TK Maxx 58 
Steve Turner - Bookers 59 
Timothy Bar - Allied Mills 60 
Edward Clarke - Searon Logistics 61 
Allan Horner - Morrison Horner Ltd 62 
Gavin Murphy - Musgrave Group 63 
Malcolm Ddick - Limerick Express 64 
Sebastian Kowalik - Sprint Travel 65 
Stephen Mitchell - RA & CE Platt 66 
Gerald Harvey - Cool Sollutions Ltd 67 
Donald Carey - Moypark 68 
Barrie Walters - Trevor Pye 69 
Chris Corey - AM Next Day 70 
Guisseppi Massuci - Valley Grown Salad 71 
Andrew Whelton - Diamond Freight 72 
Wayne Thompson - Web Injection Moul 73 
Gareth Gilchrist - Allen Logistics 74 
JPG Freight 75 
Robert Dougal - Soulstar 76 
Des Merrins - Howell Group 77 
Martin Marcinowski - Chiltern Cold Storage 78 
Neal Morris - Artisan Press 79 
Barry Glendining - E&JW Glendining 80 
Phillip Beach - Eurovision Logis 81 
Aidrian Cordingly - Hanson Plywood 82 
Scott Kendal - Allport Group 83 
Aidrian Nicholls - Marstons 84 
Joe Jackson - ULS Ltd 85 
Sterling Nelson - Manfreight 86 
Albert Moloney - Crowley Transport 87 
Richard Nicholls - H.E Baldry 88 
Paul Yathindrin - Henderson 89 
Eric Mcleoud - A.D.Logistics 90 
Glen Dounsel - Cedric John Plant 91 
Lee Nicholas - Nicholas Packaging 92 
Robert Adlard 93 
Ian Howells - Tran International 94 
Steve Palmer - ASE Logistics 95 
Graham Revis - Revis Transport 96 
Nigel Laurie 97 
Nigel Helion - Mark Lonergan Trans 98 
Jonathan Taylor - Langdons Group 99 
Gary Kelly - G.K.Kelly 100