Ready for the next challenge

Ready for the next challenge

Chris Brooker-Carey will represent Britain in the European final of Scania’s Young European Truck Driver competition after winning a tough UK final last weekend.

British truck driver Chris Brooker-Carey can barely wait for final of Scania’s Young European Truck Driver competition.

Just minutes after being achieving victory in the UK national final of the contest, he was already excitedly thinking tactics for the European event, being held in Södertälje, Sweden over the weekend of 25-27 April. “I can’t wait to get on the plane to Sweden,’’ an ecstatic Brooker-Carey said. “I’m speechless, excited and very determined. I’ll do everything I can to ensure I give it my best shot.”

Tough competition

Brooker-Carey from Barrowford in the English county of Lancashire fought off tough competition to win the final, edging out David Hall in second place and Ryan Connolly in third.

Claes Jacobsson, Managing Director of Scania (Great Britain) Limited, was quick to congratulate Brooker-Carey on his victory. “I am delighted for Chris and congratulate him wholeheartedly on his win,” he said. “Young European Truck Driver is a fantastic event which showcases the abilities of all contestants and underlines the importance of drivers and their road safety skills.”

Intense traffic

Jacobsson said heavy traffic volumes in the UK meant that the competition’s message of increased professionalism was very relevant.

“Promoting a safer environment is a key part of our work, not only through Young European Truck Driver but also through our own driver training programme, which seeks to produce drivers who are both fuel-efficient and safe,” he said. “This is especially important here in the UK, where the intensity of traffic demands the highest possible standards at all times.”

“We now look forward to seeing Chris represent the UK at the European Final of Young European Truck Driver – and I very much hope we see him drive home in a brand new truck.”

European finals

Young European Truck Driver is the world’s largest road safety and driving skills competition. The event has been designed to promote and encourage the highest standards of road-craft.

The 2015 European finals on 23-25 April will see 26 drivers compete for the right to be called Europe’s best young truck driver and to drive home a brand new Scania truck.

Follow Chris Brooker-Carey and the other YETD finalists compete for a brand new Scania truck in the final in Södertälje online on 25 April. Sign up for a reminder at www.scania.com/YETDlive.