NZ Truck Driving Championship
The 2017 NZ Truck Driving Championship is well underway with a number of regional competitions already completed. 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:
|NRC – Auckland||28 October||TR Group, 781 Great South Rd, Mt Wellington, Auckland|
Confirmed 2018 Events
|Region 3||10 February 2018||TR Group, Palmerston North|
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 the Auckland competition please contact Grant Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2017 Regional Event Winners
Northland Competition, Whangarei, 14 October
|Ashleigh-Jade Sutherland||SJ Reid Transport||Class 4|
|Stephen Gray||SJ Reid Transport||Combination Tractor & Semi|
|Simon Reid||SJ Reid Transport||Combination Truck & Trailer|
|Matthew Frood||SJ Reid Transport||Young Driver of the Year|
Region 5, Dunedin, 14 October
|Chris Rigby||ICON Logistics||Combination Tractor & Semi|
|Peter Harrison||Fulton Hogan||Combination Truck & Trailer|
|Chris Rigby||ICON Logistics||Young Driver of the Year|
Region 2, Hamilton, 16 September
|Craig Fryer||APL Direct||Combination Truck & Trailer|
|David Rogers||TranzLiquid||Combination Tractor & Semi|
|David Rogers||TranzLiquid||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|
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|
Resources for Competitors
2016 NZ Truck Driving Championship