Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2018

Welcome to Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2018 – our most demanding skills competition ever. It’s all about the driver. And the important role drivers play when it comes to safety, fuel efficiency and productivity. Yes, when it comes to overall success, the driver makes the difference. 

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Are you ready for an opportunity of a lifetime? Do you want a chance to represent your country and compete to become World Champion of the Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2018? Make it happen. Contact your closest dealer for more information.


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A competition like no other

Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge highlights drivers who take safe, fuel efficient and productive driving to an art form. This year, we are expecting more than 12,000 drivers in 44 markets worldwide to participate. Every two years, it brings together the world’s top truck drivers, carefully selected through local competitions or nominations. The winner from each market qualifies to compete at the exciting World Final in Sweden. 

Welcome to Volvo Trucks Challenge 2018. Who will be the next World Champion?

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Did you know that about 35% of serious injuries or fatalities in accidents involving trucks are vulnerable road users, such as children and cyclists? The driver has an important role. Lives are at stake. At Volvo Trucks, safety has always been the top priority. A good example is our Driver Development programme, which includes training for safer driving. After all, a skilled and attentive driver is more likely to avoid accidents from happening in the first place.

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Fuel efficiency

Did you know that the driver can influence fuel consumption by up to 30%? Being a driver is a big responsibility. Not just in terms of improving the bottom line but also reducing emissions. And there’s always room for improvement. At Volvo Trucks, we are committed to supporting the driver in every way possible. I-Shift and services like Dynafleet and our Driver Development programme enable drivers to take their skills to new heights.

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Even a small increase in productivity has a big impact on the bottom line. And the driver plays an important role. Studies show that a trained driver is more likely to get each assignment done safely and more efficiently, while also taking better care of the truck. To support the driver, we’ve developed technical innovations like Volvo Dynamic Steering as well as our Driver Development programme.

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The World Final

The World Final of the Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, the home of Volvo Trucks, on 13–14 September, 2018. Here, the best drivers from around the world will meet and demonstrate their world-class skills – competing for the World Champion title. This exciting 2-day event of skills, precision and fun will be held at the Volvo Trucks Experience Center. Participants can look forward to a lot of inspiring activities, seminars and of course the climax of the competition – the official awards ceremony where the winners of the Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2018 will be announced, followed by a big celebration party.

Apply to the competition

Apply to the competition

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