NZ Truck and Driver News

A team of Kiwi truck mechanics has won the Scania Top Team World Final.


The five-strong All Torque All Noise team from CablePrice Whangarei took the honours – and the $NZ84,000 first prize purse – in the finale of a global contest in which 8000 service technicians and parts experts from 70 countries had taken part.


Craig Lucas, Daniel Halton, Braden Olsen, Tom Hicks and Scott Cann (captain) won the final, at Scania HQ in Sweden, from 11 other national teams.


They qualified for the live-streamed super-final, along with three other teams, by winning the semi-final the previous day – with an impressive 217 points from a possible 300.


The win is the second NZ victory in the Scania Top Team World Final’s 10-year history – a CablePrice Christchurch team having won in 2015. Another team from the Whangarei branch was second in 2013.


The final, with teams from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, China, Finland, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands and United Arab Emirates as well as NZ, saw the Swiss team finish second and the Austrians third....





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