New Zealand’s champion truck driver for 2018 has been awarded to Darrin Wilson of Road Transport Logistics after an intensely competitive final of the NZ Truck Driving Championship at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.
Darren came out on top of an incredibly tight field across the many different disciplines of the competition to take the title of NZ’s Champion Truck Driver for 2018 and a cheque for $6,000 courtesy of the event’s major sponsors TR Group and Master Drive Services.
The competition, which was run partly on the Otago Daily Times Stand Slab inside Forsyth Barr Stadium, included a range of tests showcasing competitors theoretical and practical knowledge as well as an on-road and emergency response component.
“One of the things the industry is trying to achieve with this competition is an appreciation amongst the public of just how high the technical, practical and theoretical knowledge is of the top drivers, says RTF Chief Executive Ken Shirley. “They really are outstanding at what they do.”
In the class competitions Greta Campbell from Waikato Fuels 2015 Ltd took out the Class 2 competition and Andrew Crandon of McFall Fuels won the Class 4 category.