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Could you be the FTA’s driver of the year 2016?

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Following the hugely successful previously held Van Excellence Driver of the Year events, the FTA have announced they are launching a Driver of the Year competition running between the 12th and 14th July 2016.

The contest is made up of three categories; FTA Truck Driver of the Year (44 tonne) sponsored by Mercedes Benz Trucks, FTA Truck Driver of the Year (18 tonne) sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres and the Van Excellence Driver of the Year sponsored by LeasePlan UK.

The contestants taking part in the competitions will be asked to perform an array of tasks and will be examined on aspects such as their driving skills, manoeuvring ability, risk awareness, legislative knowledge and their ability to identify pre-use defects on a vehicle. The contestants will be scored and ranked on each task.

An assortment of prizes are up for grabs including a £1,000 holiday voucher for the winner and an iPad and a £250 Red Letter Day voucher for the two runners up.

Dave Lucas, last years Van Excellence competition winner, is said to still be “buzzing” since winning and that it, “was a terrific day and to win the overall prize was one of the best experiences of my life.”

To find out more and/or to register and be a part of the competition head to the FTA’s website at http://www.fta.co.uk/events/driver-of-the-year-2016.html