NZ Truck Driving Championship

NZ Truck Driving Championship






2017 NZ Truck Driving Championship

The NZ Truck Driving Championship will be held again in 2017. Every year this event gets bigger and better and is a fantastic showcase for the skill and professionalism of the top drivers in our industry.

Once more, we are fortunate to have the support of TR Group as the event’s major sponsor.

Regional competitions will determine who goes through to the final to be held in conjunction with the RTF Conference in Hamilton on 10/11 November. Upcoming competitions have  been confirmed for:

Region 4  14 May A&P Showgrounds, Christchurch
Region 2 16 September APL Direct, Hamilton

Other regional events will be communicated once dates and venues are confirmed.

Winners of each category at the regional competitions go through to the 2017 NZ Truck Driving Championship Final on 10/11 November at Claudelands Arena in Hamilton.

Drivers interested in taking part should contact your local area executive or association for more information.

  • If you wish to enter Region 4’s competition at the A&P Showgrounds in Christchurch on 14 May please contact Simon Carson (
  • If you wish to enter Region 2’s competition at APL Direct’s premises in Hamilton on 16 September please contact Keith McGuire (

2017 Regional Event Winners

Region 3, Palmerston North, 18 February

Name Company Class
Sam Linton Emmerson Transport Rigid Class 2
Mark Olliver Q Transport Rigid Class 3 and 4
Greg Knox Conroy Removals Combination Tractor & Semi
Mathew Jackson Ben Allen Transport Combination Truck & Trailer
Ben Wood McCarthy Transport Young Driver of the Year

Resources for competitors


2016 NZ Truck Driving Championship


NZ Champion Truck Driver 2016 – Stuart Howard, Terence Howard & Sons

ERoad Young Driver of the Year – Campbell Murdoch, Murdoch Transport Ltd
Rigid (Class 2) – Dean Wilson, Philip Wareing Ltd
Rigid (Class 3 & 4) – Maikara Brown Rapana, Move Logistics
Combination Truck-Trailer – Reagan Brown, HWR Freight Haulage
Combination Tractor-Semi – John Baillie, Baillie Transport

Click here for more info on last year’s results