DAF Trucks UK has awarded Chassis Cabs’ Adam Baker as its Technician of the Year 2018, at a ceremony on February 12.
Baker was among eight finalists that were challenged to a series of practical and theoretical assessments at DAF Trucks’ training facility in Thame.
The accolade saw Baker net £1,500 for first prize and a DAF trophy, marking the second high profile win within the company.
He won 2016’s DAF European Technician of the Year competition when he won against hundreds of Europe’s top DAF Technicians.
Baker progresses once again to April’s DAF European Technician of the Year competition in Eindhoven.
DAF Trucks’ aftersales director Nigel Beckett said: “Our DAF Technicians form the backbone of our service offering.
“To win through as the DAF Technician of the Year is a truly impressive feat and Adam, once again, has proved that he is an extremely talented technician, problem-solver and communicator.
“He remains on course for perhaps another win at DAF’s European Technician of the Year, but, moreover, he is assured a highly successful career in the service and aftersales business.”
Prizes were also awarded for second and third, with recognition too, for five runners-up.
1st – Adam Baker – Chassis Cab, Ipswich
2nd – Matthew Burton – Ford & Slater, Spalding
3rd – Lee Walton – Ford & Slater, Wisbech
Simon Holgate – Adams Morey, Southampton
Tony Smith – Ford & Slater, Newark
Gareth Caruthers – TBF Thompson, Garvagh
David Ross – Imperial Commercials, Bellshill
Lee Mansell – Wessex DAF, Newton Abbot
Pictured: (L) Adam Baker with Neil Hayes