YETD Final

Gabriel Warde wins Scania’s Young Truck Driver Competition

Gabriel Warde from Ireland won the exciting final of Scania’s Young European Truck Driver 2012 competition.

Dmitrey Semenov, Russia, was the runner up and Stephen Lacombe, France finished third. It was the second time Gabriel Warde participated in the YETD final.

The first prize in the competition is a brand new truck from Scania R-series, at a value of 100,000 euro.

The YETD final was decided in Södertälje, Sweden, on Saturday afternoon and attracted close to 10,000 spectators. Warde beat 24 other talented young professional drivers from countries throughout Europe.

The final took place over a two-day period and included such tests as defensive and fuel-economy driving, cargo securing, check before driving, rescue and fire and safe manoeuvring. The contestants in the final had to prove that they had the skill and attitude of responsible heavy truck drivers as they completed a programme consisting of complex manoeuvring and obstacle tests.