Young European Truck Driver

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Tough competition in truck drivers’ paradise

This year’s Truckstar Festival took place in Assen, the Netherlands, and was host to the Young European Truck Drivers (YETD) final for Belgium and the Netherlands on 26-27 June. A perfect venue for the competition, some 60,000 truck fanatics flocked there during the weekend to see and experience some of the most impressive trucks in the world.

Sergey Titkin, winner of Russian national YETD final.

Rental truck behind success

Sergey Titkin prepared for his participation in the Young European Truck Driver competition thoroughly by renting a Scania truck from a local dealer. He will represent Russia in the European final in April 2015.

Michal Kyral, Roman Kůřil and Petr Kopecký on the podium.

Winner on new ground

In the Czech Republic, top place in the national final of the Young European Truck Driver competition went to Michal Kyral. His win coincided with Scania’s celebrating 20 years in the country and the inauguration of a new service point.

YETD 2014 Final Spain

Road safety – a matter of competitiveness

A recent study about road safety in Spain shows that poor cargo securing is one of the most common causes for accidents involving heavy vehicles. The cargo securing part of the Spanish YETD national final was therefore of particular interest.

“This is an unforgettable moment for me,” says Pablo Ríos

3,281 kilometres to the European final

Pablo Ríos, driving for a transport company in Alicante, Spain, managed to manoeuvre his truck all the way to the European YETD final, which will take place next April.

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.