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: 28.07.2014

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