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Published: 20 February 2020

UD Trucks Singapore Crowns Local Champion

UD Trucks Singapore recently announced the winner of the 3rd Extra Mile Challenge. Tay Kay Poo of NSL OilChem Waste Management Pte Ltd emerged as the winner after many challenging obstacles. The competition aims to promote “smart drivers” where truck drivers are not just individuals behind the wheel but smart professionals managing the works of a truck.

During the pre-qualifying rounds held on 19 October 2019, 20 contestants gathered to understand the rules of the competition and perform their best skills at three main stations namely pre-inspection station, driving skill station and safety and fuel efficiency station. Each driver was assessed and top five drivers were allowed to advance to the finals.

During the finals on 9 November 2019, the five drivers were tested on their driving skills, safety and fuel efficiency on actual roads with a distance of 8.62km. The winners were announced on 30 January 2020 in conjunction with Chinese New Year and Driver’s Appreciation Night. The champion will go on to represent the Singaporean market in the global final of Extra Mile Challenge in Japan this April.

“UD Trucks is committed to going the extra mile for smart logistics. As a company, we know that the driver is integral to maintaining smart logistics, this is why our aim is to motivate and develop as many ultimate drivers as possible through such competitions” said Joseph Heng, General Manager of UD Trucks Singapore.

Champion: Tay Kay Poo of NSL OilChem Waste Management Pte Ltd

1st Runner Up: Ng Sin Aik of Hock Seng Heng Transport and Trading Pte Ltd

2nd Runner Up: Pachayappan of CWT Pte. Limited

Congratulations to the winners!