Do you have what it takes to win the New Zealand Truck Driving Competition?

June 27, 2019


New Zealand’s professional truck driving competition is set to return at the Trucking Industry Show in Christchurch next March.

TR Group Ltd have teamed up with the NZ Trucking Association and Road Transport Forum NZ to restart the New Zealand professional truck driving competition. The New Zealand Truck Driving Championship has had a complete overhaul and will continue to carve out its way as a premium event on the trucking calendar.

“Trucks are an essential part of everyday life and can only be driven by trained professionals. So, it’s time to showcase the skill that New Zealand Truck Drivers have and there is no better way than to have them compete against each other at a premium event to reward the best truck drivers. Holding the competition at the TMC Trailers Trucking Industry Show makes sense, It gives the competitors something to do while they are not competing and it’s an opportunity to involve the public and inspire the next generation to choose trucking as a career” Said Dave Boyce, CEO New Zealand Trucking Association.

The New Zealand competition now mirrors overseas competitions, which means a new format and different challenges will be introduced. The competition will be structured to encourage drivers from all over New Zealand to participate. There will be several ways to enter the national competition: Companies may choose to sponsor their top drivers and fund their trip to Christchurch, larger companies may like to hold their own in-house ‘heats’ in order to select their best drivers, or individuals are welcome to enter themselves and will be encouraged to do so.

The competition will run alongside the 2020 TMC Trailers Trucking Industry Show that is being held on 20th- 21st March 2020 at the Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch

The competition has been designed to celebrate and test all levels and types of driving, from Class 2 right through to Class 5.

The Truck Driving Championship categories are;
• Class 5 – Truck and Trailer Driver of the Year
• Class 5 – Semi Driver of the Year
• Class 2 – Driver of the year

Selected from these competitors will be the ‘Supreme Champion Truck Driver of the Year 2020’. There will also be special recognition for ‘Up and Coming Young Driver’ and ‘Women Driver of the Year’. More details and registration will be available at

Registration is open, an information pack can be requested from Rebecca at