After a successful UD Extra Mile Challenge back in 2018, Al Masaood Commercial Vehicles & Equipment Division (CV&E) once again hosted the Abu Dhabi edition of the challenge on Saturday 25th January 2020. The competition is a unique platform that tests the skills and agility of UD Truck drivers and provides participants with an opportunity to enhance their capabilities and discover solutions that they can in turn implement to improve their respective transport operations.
The challenge witnessed a heated competition between 25 drivers from CV&E’s different customers. Senior members of the UD Trucks MEENA team also attended the event and were very happy with the outcome. The challenge included three practical tests and one theoretical exam. With the ultimate driver from each market advancing to the Global Final in Ageo, Japan this coming April. The winner of the Abu Dhabi edition, Mr. Khalid Aboud from Western Bainoona Group, will be joining the finalists in Japan – the home of UD Trucks.
UD Trucks aim to be a committed partner and support drivers as they seek to go the extra mile with UD products and services. The ultimate objective is to simulate a general transportation cycle and to visualize profitable operation through the following: Pre-inspection – avoiding downtime; Improve driving in a fuel-efficient way – low cost operation; Safety mind set – avoid accidents; Maneuverability skill – shorten trip times.