What makes a winner?

Assessment criteria


Throughout all phases of the application process and the two-day challenge at Millbrook we are looking to assess drivers on the following criteria:

  • Driving performance including efficiency, safety and driving style
  • Vehicle knowledge
  • Road knowledge
Full details of the challenges our finalists will embark on at Millbrook in May 2018 will be revealed to the shortlisted twenty drivers who successfully reach that stage of the challenge when they arrive at the event.
Full training and guidance on getting the best from DAF Trucks will be given to participants throughout the two-days.

The final twenty

The twenty shortlisted drivers will be invited to attend an all-expenses-paid two day experience and assessment with DAF Trucks at the Millbrook Test Track as a guest of DAF Trucks, where you can expect the following:

  • A series of innovative and challenging assessments designed to put you to the test
  • Get behind the wheel of the award winning New DAF LF, CF and XF range
  • One-to-one training and guidance from our DAF driver trainers, including Mandy Wannerton

Lead by Mandy Wannerton, a judging panel of experts will assess driver performance across the two days before selecting the winning drivers. Challenges will be designed to assess ability as a driver both inside and out of the cab, including:

  • Driving style, performance and efficiency across different sizes of truck and driving conditions
  • Road knowledge, legislation and the Highway Code
  • Vehicle knowledge, defect reporting and pre-use checks