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: 01.09.2014

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