Finding NZ’s top professional truck driver

NZ Truck Driving Competition is back and will run alongside the 2020 TMC Trailers Trucking Industry Show in Christchurch

TR Group with NZ Trucking Association and Road Transport Forum are bringing back the NZ Truck Driving Competition.

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The competition has undergone a complete overhaul and will see a new format and different challenges. It will run alongside the 2020 TMC Trailers Trucking Industry Show at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch.

There are several ways to enter the national competition: companies can choose sponsor their top drivers and fund their trip to Christchurch or individuals can enter themselves.

2018 Championship winners will be eligible to defend their titles with an automatic entry into the finals on the Saturday. Competitors can only compete in one category from below:

  • Class 5: Truck and Trailer Driver of the Year
  • Class 5: Semi Driver of the Year
  • Class 2: Driver of the year

A Supreme Champion Truck Driver of the Year 2020 will be selected from these competitors, and there will also be special recognition for Up and Coming Young Driver and Women Driver of the Year.

The awards ceremony will be held during the Teletrac Navman Industry Show Dinner on Saturday (21 March 2020) night.

The winner will receive a prize pack that includes $2500 cash, trip for two to the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show, including airfares, three-night accommodation, and entry tickets, and a goodie bag that includes vouchers and products.

The runner-up will receive $1000 cash.

"Trucks are an essential part of everyday life and can only be driven by trained professionals. So, it’s time to showcase the skill that New Zealand Truck Drivers have and there is no better way than to have them compete against each other at a premium event to reward the best truck drivers," says Dave Boyce, CEO NZ Trucking Association.

Registration is now open on Contact to request for an information pack.

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