Ireland’s Best Truck Driver Competition 2016 – Finalists Announced

Ten professional drivers are heading to the Mondello Truck Show to compete in the Grand Final of Ireland’s Best Truck Driver competition in association with Enprova.

For the third running of the contest organised by Fleet Transport magazine, sixteen drivers were shortlisted from the overall entry list to participate in the second qualifier round, the Eco-Driving module.

310816-fleet-ieCo-ordinated by Mark Dodd of Advancedrive, each contestant had to drive the multi-award winning Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 4×2 Fuel Duel tractor-unit and Dennison curtainsider semi-trailer around West Dublin as economically and efficiently as possible, with their performance recorded on Daimler’s FleetBoard telematics system.

From there ten drivers (listed below) were selected for the final which will take place during the first day of the annual Mondello Truck Show 2016 at Mondello Park International Circuit on the 3 September next.

Here the drivers will test their skill on a tight manoeuvring course and load securing module, the latter overseen by the Health & Safety Authority (HSA).

Contestants for Ireland’s Best Truck Driver Competition 2016 in association with Enprova are listed as follows:

Adrian Brady
Callum Anderson
Alan Warde
Nigel Warde
Gareth Mullen
Simon Carroll
Eric Kelly
Mark McGillicuddy
Des Gilchreest
Padraig Dooley
Brady International
A Transport
Sligo Haulage
M&N Groundworks
Green Tiger Express

Dolly Haulage
O’Toole Transport
Caulfield Transport


This year’s Mondello Park Truck Show focusses on the family element primarily as a full ‘Festival of Entertainment’ programme is lined-up for 3 & 4 September next.

Sponsored once again by Calor, in association with Mercury Fuel Systems, the annual two day gathering of all things trucks will take place at the famous Kildare circuit with plenty of activity both on and off the track.

The organising team at Mondello Park has built on an already impressive line-up that includes Truck Racing, Driving Competitions, Time-Attack, Trade Stands, and a huge display of Ireland’s finest trucks and fleets.