Pakistani national, Younis Khan, has been named the best truck driver in the UAE at an event hosted by Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO).

He was awarded the honours following the 2018 Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge, which in the UAE, saw 35 drivers from across the Emirates showcasing their driving skills over four days.

Khan, who works at a Ras Al Khaimah-based company, completed 50km, and was named Volvo’s best truck driver in the UAE. In second place was Khalil Hamza, from Sharjah, and the third runner-up was Marcello Penamante from Fujairah. 

Following his win, FAMCO will fly Khan to Sweden, where he will compete with 42 top drivers from other countries at the Volvo Trucks Experience Centre in Gothenburg, for global honours.

The Driver Challenge requires drivers to demonstrate efficient and safe truck-handling skills, using the drivers aids and safety technology available on Volvo Trucks.

Commenting on the competition, Jan-Erik Thorén, managing director of Volvo Trucks Middle East, said: “The Volvo Driver Challenge brings to life our core values of zero accidents, zero emissions, and maximum profitability.

“It allows us to showcase the benefits we offer in a real-world scenario.”

Vladimir Knezevic, managing director of FAMCO-UAE, added: “Together with Volvo’s range of cutting edge products and services, these highly skilled drivers can make a very positive impact on safety and productivity.”