Scania Driver Competition 2018-19 open for entries

Scania Driver Competition 2018-19

Scania GB is inviting truck drivers of all ages to show their skills against a field of competitors from across Europe in the Scania Driver Competition 2018-19.

The competition will pit drivers from 30 countries in a battle for the grand prize – €100,000 (£90,500) towards a new Scania truck of the winner’s choice.

Theory tests started earlier this month, with the UK national round, and practical tests take place on 31 March 2019.

Participants will also be required to demonstrate their skills in a variety of challenges and exercises.

This year, the previous age limit, which permitted drivers up to 35 years old, has been removed, and Scania welcomes all truck drivers, regardless of their age or vehicle they drive.

The European final will be held in Södertälje on 25 May 2019. To register and for more details check out the Scania Driver Competition website.

Calder Valley Skip Hire takes eight Hyva skiploaders

Hyva skip


Calder Valley Skip Hire has taken delivery of eight Hyva skiploaders for its waste management and recycling operations.  

The Yorkshire-based firm has ordered five 18-tonne and three 12-tonne DAF 4x2 chassis fitted with Hyva 2012XL and Hyva 20008TA extendable arm lifting gear, respectively.

The 2012XL has a lifting capacity of 12 tonnes when closed and 8 tonnes when extended, while the 2008TA has a maximum load of 8.5 tonnes (closed) and 4.5 tonnes (extended).

"These are the first Hyva vehicles to join our fleet and we are extremely pleased with them," Calder Valley Skip Hire MD Joe Sawrij said. 

"We chose Hyva as we believe they are simply the best in the market – we spoke to many people before making our decision and they all pointed us towards Hyva. In operation, we are finding them to be easy-to-use, robust and more than up to the job,” he added.

The Hyva skiploaders also come equipped with Hyva's TRR 'Handy' full remote control system, which features a hand-held remote control module.