Monday, May 2, 2011
TRUCKERMANIA - For the 9th time, we are looking for the best truck driver in the international FleetBoard Drivers' LeaguePosted by Car at 7:31 AM
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
• Registration is open from May 1st-31st, 2011 at www.driversleague.com.
• Thousands of truck drivers around the world will measure their economic driving style in their daily work from June 1st-30th, 2011.
• New: The current drivers' results are always within reach with the Drivers' League app.
• The finals, supported by our strong sponsors and offering attractive prizes, will be held in September for participants from 16 countries.
Stuttgart, Germany, Apr 29, 2011 – TRUCKERMANIA! The FleetBoard Drivers' League is on the starting grid once again. Thousands of Mercedes-Benz truck drivers from around the world will demonstrate their preventative and environmentally conscious driving skills in their daily work with FleetBoard. Registration for the traditional FleetBoard Drivers League is open from May 1st-31st, 2011 at www.driversleague.com . The best drivers from each country will qualify for the exciting live finals in September!
The 9th Drivers' League also promises sporting competition, fun and a sense of achievement for all participants. In national leagues, drivers from companies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, South Africa and the Middle East will compete against each other. For four weeks every trip will count. During this time every participant will be driving to the best of their ability in order to win the national title. Rankings are based on the personal driving style grade from the FleetBoard Performance Analysis. This is composed of various factors, such as preventive driving style, speed changes as well as braking behaviour and, under consideration of the degree of difficulty, provides an objective statement on the economical handling of the truck.
The results from the individual driving styles are tallied and updated daily during the month of June at www.driversleague.com. There is a new feature this year, drivers and companies can use the Drivers' League app for the iPhone and iPad to access their results at any time. In addition to the daily updated single and team ranking, the development of the driving style grade is also shown. A special feature allows the user to follow the ranking of any buddies and the progress of the driver and team performance. The Drivers' League app is available on the App Store for free.
The best driver from each country will qualify for the exciting live finals in September. Then, after special types of practical driving challenges, the most economical Mercedes-Benz truck driver in the world will be crowned.
Partners of this year's FleetBoard Drivers' League are: MICHELIN and Krone as well as Mercedes-Benz TrailerAxleSystems, Voith, UTA, Mercedes-Benz CharterWay and FERNFAHRER. They will reward the best drivers with, among other things, attractive prizes:
1st place: Experience the Truck Race in Spain up close with UTA. UTA will send two people to Madrid for a week to watch the Truck Race European championship on October 2nd, 2011 in Jarama. This includes tickets for the racetrack as well as flights and hotel with breakfast.
The company with the victorious driver will receive 3-months free driving on an Actros articulated truck including FleetBoard Vehicle Management, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz CharterWay.
2nd place: DTM VIP tickets for final races on October 22nd-23rd, 2011 at the Hockenheimring tracks, including access to the paddocks, exclusive catering and overnight accommodation for two from Mercedes-Benz TrailerAxleSystems.
3rd place: One set of four automobile tyres - summer or winter - from MICHELIN.
The companies with the second and third placed drivers will each receive one set of six truck tyres - with the X® ENERGY™ SAVERGREEN XF and XD profiles from MICHELIN.
All other finalists will receive high-quality watches from MICHELIN.
"The FleetBoard Drivers' League is a special time of year and provides excitement for thousands of truck drivers and their companies by showcasing driving skills and sporting competition," said Markus Lipinsky, Managing Director of Daimler FleetBoard. The truck drivers prove that they reliably and efficiently master their trips, saving their companies the cost of fuel and saving the environment by reducing CO2 emissions.
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