Whyte steps into Scania as driver trainer

Former Scania Young Australian Truck Driver of the Year Competition winner has new role

Whyte steps into Scania as driver trainer
David Whyte, Scania's newest driver trainer.


Well-known transport journalist and trucking operator David Whyte has been welcomed to Scania Australia’s team of driver trainers.

Back in 2007, Whyte won the inaugural Scania Young Australian Truck Driver of the Year Competition, and in recent years he’s worked as a truck journalist while also running his transport business.

He will work to provide customers and drivers with highly-qualified, expert advice regarding the safest and most efficient ways to operate existing Scania models as well as the New Truck Generation.

"I am really excited to be joining Scania and the driver training team," Whyte says.

"I know the brand very well from the competition and also driving a Scania P-series for many years.

"I also know and have a lot of respect for the Scania Driver Trainers, with whom I have spent many hours in the cab over the years as a journalist, and I have always been very impressed by their ability to pass on useful tips to make me an even better and safer driver.

"I look forward to meeting many more drivers and owners of new Scania trucks and helping them to get the best possible efficiency from their vehicles, while also keeping them and their vehicles safe on the road."

Scania's driver services manager, Richard Bain, says adding Whyte to the team brings a wealth of real-world driving knowledge and skill to an already high-calibre group.

"We have a very strong team of driver trainers who in 2017 spent time in the cab with more than 1000 drivers, assisting them to increase their efficiency and to understand how to get the best from their Scania truck.

"Our team of driver trainers consisting of Alan McDonald, Lindsay Pollock, Andrew Nicholls in trucks, and Peter Verbrugge in buses, is the most experienced and committed in Australia, and feedback from customers has been consistently positive.

"With David Whyte joining us, the Scania Driver Training team strength increases even further," Bain says.


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