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Scania bolsters driver safety training

The inaugural winner of the Scania Young Australian Truck Driver of the Year Competition 2007, David Whyte, has been appointed to the team of expert driver trainers at Scania Australia. His job will be to provide drivers and customers with expert advice in regard to the safest and most efficient ways in which to operate a Scania truck.

David joins Scania after previously working as a journalist and running his own trucking business. He said he had a close familiarity with the brand having driven the Scania P-series for many years.

“I am really excited to be joining Scania and the driver training team,” Whyte said. “I also know and have a lot of respect for the Scania Driver Trainers, with whom I have spent many hours in the cab over the years as a journalist, and I have always been very impressed by their ability to pass on useful tips to make me an even better and safer driver.”

Richard Bain, Scania Driver Services Manager, said the addition of David would bring expertise and real-world driving knowledge and skill to the group.

“We have a very strong team of driver trainers who in 2017 spent time in the cab with more than 1000 drivers, assisting them to increase their efficiency and to understand how to get the best from their Scania truck,” he said.

David joins an experienced team of driver trainers in trucks alongside Alan McDonald, Lindsay Pollock and Andrew Nicholls.

“I look forward to meeting many more drivers and owners of new Scania trucks and helping them to get the best possible efficiency from their vehicles, while also keeping them and their vehicles safe on the road,” Whyte said.

(Image: David Whyte.)

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