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 2||16 September||APL Direct, Hamilton|
|Region 5||14 October||Victoria Road Carpark, Dunedin|
|Whangarei||14 October||Northtec, Whangarei|
|NRC – Auckland||28 October||Ardmore Aerodrome, Auckland|
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 2’s competition please contact Keith McGuire (KMcGuire@rtanz.co.nz).
- If you wish to enter Region 5’s competition please contact Alan Cooper (ACooper@rtanz.co.nz)
- If you wish to enter the Whangarei or Auckland competition please contact Grant Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2017 Regional Event Winners
Region 3, Palmerston North, 18 February
|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|
Region 4, Christchurch, 14 May
|Philippa Van Grondelle||Move Logistics||Rigid Class 2|
|Craig Aitchison||Conroy Removals||Rigid Class 3 and 4|
|Dean Fraser||NZ Express Transport||Combination Tractor & Semi|
|Chris Hancox||HIAB and Transport Solutions Limited||Combination Truck & Trailer|
|Samantha Fraser||NZ Express Transport||Young Driver of the Year|
Resources for competitors
2016 NZ Truck Driving Championship