TNT Express' top drivers compete in Germany


2 October 2012
– TNT Express' best drivers from 20 countries will compete this week in Grevenbroich, Germany, during the finals of the company’s annual "Drive Me Challenge". 

The express delivery industry is associated with speed. Yet speed is not what will matter most. The prize will go to the team of driver and co-driver that demonstrates the best eco-safe driving techniques and customer service. Their skills will be tested on a circuit that recreates real world tasks, such as collecting and delivering multiple parcels under tight deadlines.

Drivers will also be tested on their health knowledge by North Star Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which offers health and safety services to truck drivers in East and Southern Africa. Volkswagen will provide the vehicles (VW Crafter 30/35 vans) and Lysanda will provide the on-board technology to measure fuel consumption.

In its six years of existence, the Drive Me Challenge has become a major event within TNT Express with drivers travelling long distances to take part. "I’ll be coming from +40 degrees Celsius so the cold weather will be a welcome relief", said Murray Henderson, the Australian finalist. "I have never been to Europe, I expect to have a splendid trip and an opportunity to meet other TNT drivers", said Macdonald Saasa of South Africa.

Besides its motivating effect, the Drive Me Challenge has helped TNT Express engage drivers on the importance of road safety, driver health, fuel efficiency and excellent customer service.

See the DriveMe Challenge on Facebook and Twitter.

Page publication date: 02 October 2012 14:00 CET