Logistics UK has launched its annual call for the fleet industry’s best van drivers to compete in its Van Driver of the Year competition 2022.
The contest will take place at the ITT Hub – an industry-led event showcasing the best in transport innovation and technology – at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre on May 11, 2022.
Now in its eighth year, the competition will include practical and theoretical challenges focusing on key elements relating to the role, including manoeuvring, ‘safe driving’ style and legislative knowledge.
Kevin Green, director at Logistics UK, said: “Van drivers are the lifeblood of our economy, delivering goods and providing essential services and utilities. During the pandemic their essential role was highlighted as they kept our nation stocked with all that we needed, whether at home or at work.
“The role of a van driver is increasingly challenging with changes to road restrictions, legislation and traffic flow creating a constantly changing work environment. Van drivers are incredibly skilled in adhering to time pressures and possess excellent observation and concentration skills, and we look forward to recognising and celebrating the very best in industry at this year’s competition.”
The event is supported by Logistics UK’s Van Gold Partners: The AA, Bott, Brigade Electronics, Lex Autolease, Quartix, TVL and Willis Towers Watson. A presentation, including prizes, will be made at the end of the day to celebrate both the Van Driver of the Year and the runner up, as well as individual task winners.
Entries to the competition are free, and entrants must register separately to attend ITT Hub. Entries close on Thursday, April 14. To enter, visit: https://logistics.org.uk/vdoty22