TNT holds 10th edition of international eco-driving challenge


7 October 2016 – TNT held the 10th edition of its annual safe and eco-driving competition - the 'Drive Me Challenge' - on 30 September 2016 at the Slovakia Ring near Bratislava, Slovakia. This event encourages safe, fuel-efficient driving practices and tests the skills of TNT’s pick-up and delivery, forklift and linehaul drivers, while promoting the well-being of its driver community.

TNT's best drivers were selected from 13 countries across Europe and its European Road Network entity to participate in the Drive Me Challenge final. This friendly competition simulates the daily work of the drivers in each category, evaluating their speed, safety, precision and fuel efficiency. In addition to delivering their parcels quickly and in perfect condition, contestants must strictly adhere to all safely regulations in unusually difficult conditions.

Winning drivers are awarded for their expertise, and the overall event is designed to educate all TNT’s drivers on safe and sustainable driving techniques and honor their valuable contribution to excellent customer service.

Markus Huber, Senior Vice President Planning and Engineering Europe, comments on the value of the event: "Drivers are our ambassadors to customers, and they have a key role to play in making every customer experience outstanding. This flagship event recognizes our drivers’ extensive contribution to our business and supports our strategic aim to continuously improve our health and safety performance while minimizing CO2 emissions."

The Drive Me Challenge has engaged nearly 16,000 of TNT's drivers during the past ten years, during both the local pre-round selections and final challenges.


Page publication date: 02 February 2016 13:10 CET