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Truck Drivers Compete Worldwide

August 24, 2017

Image courtesy of Daimler Trucks
Image courtesy of Daimler Trucks

Between May 1 and July 31, 2017, truck drivers worldwide competed to record the most economical driving style in the 13th Fleetboard Drivers' League. This year, a total of 25 724 drivers and 759 fleets from 20 countries took part. The best truck drivers have now been announced: in Germany two-times Drivers' League champion Wilfried Schweika from

The best truck drivers have now been announced: in Germany two-times Drivers' League champion Wilfried Schweika from DOEGO Fruchthandel & Import eG topped the podium again with an overall score of 10.69. The best driver worldwide was Miroslav Císar, who drives for NAD-RESS a.s. in Slovakia, with an outstanding overall score of 10.94.

The best fleets have also been named: in Germany the team from Achse GmbH took first place for the second time in a row with an average driving style score of 9.90. The best international fleet comes from Asia: Chinese haulage company Dongguan Tianyou Logistics Services Co., Ltd. took the top spot with an average driving style score of 9.93.

In the Fleetboard Drivers' League, drivers compete against each other in their everyday business behind the wheels of their trucks. The winners are the participants who record the most wear-optimised, consumption-optimised driving style. The participants' driving styles are evaluated on the basis of their driving style score from the Fleetboard Performance Analysis. This is based on a combination of wear and consumption-related factors, such as anticipatory driving, speed changes, and braking behavior.

New this year are bonus points for driver duels – drivers can challenge each other and earn 0.1 bonus points for each duel they win, boosting their overall Drivers' League score. This is composed of the total driving style score from the Fleetboard Performance Analysis and the bonus points from the duels won. If more than one driver has the same overall Drivers' League score, the second criterion applied is a score for the degree of difficulty in the driver's deployment, which will also come from the Fleetboard Performance Analysis. If drivers are still level at this point, then the third criterion - namely the mileage - will come into play.

However, the Drivers' League is about more than just winning: the drivers prove on every trip that they are masters of their art and that their driving style can result in fuel savings of up to 15%. Lower fuel consumption means fewer CO2 emissions and a reduced impact on the environment.

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