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.
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.