We all think we’re the world’s greatest drivers – but not many of us can demonstrate this. Unless you’re a model van driver on the streets, adhering to every rule and speed limit out there. Oh, and can you recite van legislation like it’s a nursery rhyme?
Let’s face it, van drivers don’t have the best rep when it comes to their driving skills. News articles each week yell about another unfortunate debacle involving the driver of a van… However, we know and firmly believe there are plenty of van drivers out there who are actually deserving of a medal. So, if you’re reading this, and you’re wondering if we’re talking about you, well then… How can you be put to the test to prove that you’re actually the best? Oh, there’s a way.
Logistics UK’s annual hunt for the UK’s next best van driver is here once again. This will be the seventh year the competition has taken place. Intrigued? Well then, get your competitive boots out from the back of the van and read on…
The contest is described as challenging, and only the best and knowledgeable van drivers should enter, if they dare. The contest involves a mix of practical and theory based tests. Van drivers will need to be fully rehearsed in the latest driving regulations and legislation (safety wise and pretty much anything relevant to vans), to take part in the theoretical side to the challenges.
The practical challenges will include safe driving and challenging manoeuvres, alongside observation tests. If your concentration skills aren’t up to scratch, then perhaps being an observer might be better than a contestant. Sounds like fun, right?
The event this year is in Ashby-de-la-Zouch and takes place on the 10th of July. You have until the 2nd of June to register for the event, so if you’re reading this before the 2nd, then hurry on over to this link and sign up.
You will need to pass risk assessments and licence checks to be shortlisted to the final 15 contestants, so make sure you have the time and evidence to put into this. If you’re thinking a competition for the UK’s best van driver isn’t quite for you, well then, we have the next best thing: cheap van insurance deals. What more could you want, right?