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SCANIA CELEBRATES 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SCANIA DRIVER COMPETITIONS AROUND THE WORLD.

Singapore, 1st of March, 2015 – Scania celebrates 10th year anniversary of Scania Driver Competitions around the world. Started in 2003, over 100,000 drivers from 50 countries have taken part in a successful initiative to elevate the status of drivers.

This year, Scania will launch Scania Driver Competition 2014/2015 Malaysia-Singapore to find the best drivers from the two countries. Upto SGD20,000 worth of prizes are to be won. Submission forms with theory questions will be tougher this year covering their knowledge of transport laws and regulations, fuel-efficient driving techniques, safe-driving techniques, occupational risks and health, and emergency response. Submission forms can be obtained from www.scania.com.sg and Scania Singapore branche and must be submitted at the branch or ssgenquiries@scania.com before 31st of July, 2015. Shortlisted finalists for both trucks and bus drivers will then vie to be the champion at the practical test in September 2015.

“Truck and bus drivers are the backbone of our country’s transport infrastructure. They are the single most important asset for getting the best out of a Scania for our operators in terms of higher standard of safety and fuel-efficient driving,” says Ian Tan, Marketing and Communications Manager of Scania Southeast Asia. “Scania is also proud to have the renewed support from our official sponsor Michelin Malaysia and official partners Scania Credit Malaysia, JKJR, MIROS and the Embassy of Sweden. This is the testament to our collective and continuous commitment towards better road safety and fuel economy in Malaysia.”

A mini Scania Driver Competition 2015 will be held at the Scania exhibition area at the Malaysia International Bus Truck and Components (MIBTC) exhibition from 14th to 16th of May, 2015 – all licensed trucks and bus drivers, including the general public with valid driving license are invited to try a simple truck obstacle course in the confines of safe and secured area; and win prizes!