UD Trucks’ Extra Mile Challenge 2018 Finals were completed on October 25 at the UD Experience Center in its Ageo corporate headquarters. There were nine finalists, selected from 300 initial participants who underwent local qualifying rounds held in 9 countries. The countries represented at the Final were Japan, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Qatar and Thailand.
The UD Trucks Extra Mile Challenge is the company’s signature annual competition. It reproduces an actual truck operation cycle, assessing drivers in the three key areas of pre-driving inspection, fuel efficiency and safe driving, and maneuvering and parking. The UD Extra Mile Challenge is a quest to find the ultimate driver, measuring effectiveness in operational cost and reduced downtime in addition to safe and skilled driving. Contestants compete in either of UD’s Quon or Quester heavy-duty trucks.
The UD Extra Mile Challenge 2018 winners were Mohd Hisham at BHS Kinetic Pte Ltd. from Singapore, in Quon, and Eko Yulianto at PT Duta Lintas Nusa from Indonesia in Quester.
Commenting on their win, the drivers had this to say: