Scott Lewis has been chosen to represent the UK at the international final of the DAF Driver Challenge in Luxembourg this weekend.
He will be one of 18 professional drivers from across Europe competing in the final.
They will go head-to-head for the coveted title of Truck Driver of the Year after winning through their respective national DAF Driver Challenge finals earlier this year.
Drivers had to convince a jury of the craftsmanship, dedication, skills and passion. Only the best of the best were then invited to compete in national competitions all over Europe and beyond.
The results of all 30 national tests were aggregated to determine 18 finalists who had achieved excellence and had won through to the final. That final will take place this weekend – September 28th and 29th – at the Goodyear proving ground in Luxembourg, under the supervision of Europe’s largest vehicle inspection company, DEKRA.
Richard Zink, director marketing and sales, and member of the board of management at DAF Trucks, said: “Already for decades, we have built trucks that offer market leading driver comfort, featuring a wide range of driving technologies designed to support drivers every day.
“However, it’s the driver that unlocks a vehicle’s true potential. So, we challenge all drivers to demonstrate their outstanding driving skills behind the wheel of our excellent vehicles.”
Photo caption: Paul Barlow on the left, a previous UK champion, presents the UK title to Scott Lewis on the right.