Norwegian driver victorious at European Final of Scania Driver Competitions 2019
Norwegian truck driver Andreas Nordsjø has won the top prize at the European Final of Scania Driver Competitions 2019 by fending off strong challenges from runner-up Fredrik Arwidmark of Sweden and third placed Piotr Dołengiewicz of Poland. As the overall winner of the competition, Andreas will now specify a Scania truck for his personal use, which will be delivered together with one-year of Scania Insurance and Scania Fleet Management System, to a maximum value of 100,000 Euros.
“It’s fantastic to have won,” said an emotional Andreas immediately after his victory. “I have dreamt of this moment, but never expected it to happen!”
Scania Driver Competitions comprise a series of event held around the world to honour, celebrate and reward the global community of truck drivers. Speaking at the winner’s presentation at the European Final, Scania President and CEO Henrik Henriksson restated Scania’s long-term support for and recognition of the driver as a key player in uplifting road safety, efficiency in operation and sustainability.
Contestants for the European Final were selected from an original entry field of approximately 20,000 drivers. The UK’s entrant was Artur Brejnak, 36, from Newport, south Wales, who drives for supermarket retailer Aldi. “Taking part in the European Final has been fantastic,” comments Artur. “Everything has been top level quality throughout, and the drivers and teams from all the different countries are amazing – even if I had not been a competing driver I would still have liked to be here as it’s been such a great experience.”