The search for the country’s best van drivers is back with the launch of Logistics UK’s Van Driver of the Year competition for 2021.

Now in its seventh year, the popular contest will take place on Saturday 10 July 2021 at Bott Ltd in Ashby-de-la-Zouch and includes practical and theoretical challenges. Supported by the AA, Bott Ltd, Brigade Electronics, Hertz, Lex Autolease, Quartix and TVL, the competition recognises and celebrates the nation’s very best drivers. Entrants will complete a series of challenging tasks on the day and will be rated on ‘safe driving’ style, legislative knowledge, economical driving, manoeuvring, risk perception and pre-use vehicle defect checking.

“Successful van drivers are highly skilled; as well as being able to manoeuvre the vehicle safely, efficiently and cost effectively to a tight timetable on Britain’s crowded roads, drivers must have a comprehensive understanding of all the relevant legislation and safety procedures as well as excellent observation and concentration skills. As shown throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, van drivers are the lifeblood of our economy, delivering everything the nation needs and we are proud to recognise the best of the best in this competition,” said Kevin Green, Marketing and Communications Director at Logistics UK.

A presentation will be made at the end of the day to celebrate the overall Van Driver of the Year, the second and third place contestants and the Van Excellence Driver of the Year. Prizes include a holiday voucher, a GoPro and Amazon vouchers.

Entries close on Wednesday 02 June 2021, so companies are advised to waste no time in entering their outstanding drivers.