TNT’s drivers compete in international eco-driving challenge


7 October 2015 - TNT will hold its annual ‘Drive Me Challenge’ eco-driving competition at the renowned Balocco Proving Ground near Turin, Italy on 9 October 2015. This event encourages safe and fuel-efficient driving practices and will test the skills of pick-up and delivery, forklift and linehaul drivers.

TNT’s best drivers from 11 countries and European Road Network entity have been selected to participate in the final Drive Me challenge, which simulates daily driving on the job. In addition to delivering their parcels quickly and in perfect condition, contestants must drive safely with minimum fuel consumption to reduce CO2 emissions, all in unusually tough conditions. Each team is evaluated on road safety, customer experience, fuel efficiency and driving skills.

Martin Sodergard, Drive Me Challenge Sponsor and Managing Director Global Network Operations said: "The Drive Me Challenge recognises drivers’ extensive contribution to the company’s Outlook strategy to improve efficiency and productivity by rewarding their safe and eco-driving techniques and their essential role in customer experience. CO2 efficiency is a key part of TNT’s environmental programme and the Drive Me Challenge evaluation criteria are being implemented throughout the company to measure and manage driver performance."

The Drive Me Challenge is organised with IVECO, TNT’s partner providing the 14 vehicles that will be used during the event. Jungheinrich will provide the three forklift trucks and HRX, a specialist in technical solutions for automotive testing, will manage all the organisational aspects of the competitions. 


Page publication date: 07 October 2015 14:55 CET