Joel Valente

Sweet victory for a well-trained driver

Close to 1,000 spectators and fans watched on as Joel Valente won a place at the top of the winners’ podium at the Young European Truck Driver final in Portugal. Among the crowd were representatives from a number of transport companies, who took the chance to test drive Scania trucks.

Greek winner Tabouvatzis Vasilis with Pavlos Kokkinidis (2nd) and Aristidis Aggelopoulos (3rd).

Two-time winner

Tabouvatzis Vasilis has successfully defended his champion’s title in the Greek national final of Scania’s Young European Truck Driver competition.

Thomas Prin used the vehicle in an intelligent way, allowing it to roll over the hill crests on the demanding test circuit.

Vive la fuel economy!

Efficient driving and conserving fuel were a priority when the French finalist for YETD 2014 was chosen in southern France.


Theory first, then practical skills

At first glance, the Young European Truck Driver competition might seem to be all about skilful truck driving. However, equally important to winning the competition is having theoretical knowledge on issues as diverse as tyre safety, reacting to an emergency and current laws. At the end of the day, the best truck drivers truly are those who can handle more than just the truck.

First YETD 2014 champion appointed in Romania

Romanian Ionut Tulescu has become the first national champion appointed in the Young European Truck Driver 2014 competition. His victory followed a series of tough challenges focused on safety, fuel efficiency and driving skill.

Cargo Madness – a scary invitation to Scania Driver Competitions

Scania invites truck driver Daniel to the 2014 Scania Driver Competitions by putting him to the test – with the help of some very unusual cargo.