UD Trucks Gears Up for Driver Excellence in Qatar's Extra Mile Challenge

47 Drivers Competed to be the Extra Mile Champion
UD Trucks Extra Mile Challenge Qatar

UD Trucks MEENA, in partnership with Jaidah Motors and Al Ijarah Driving School, successfully hosted the local Extra Mile Challenge in Qatar. The event, held on 31st of May 2024, saw 47 skilled drivers from various companies compete to be crowned the ultimate driver.

The UD Extra Mile Challenge is a global competition designed to recognize and celebrate exceptional truck driving skills. The Qatar edition kicked off with a theoretical exam testing drivers' knowledge of road safety regulations, fuel efficiency techniques, and pre-trip inspections. This was followed by a practical driving challenge that put their skills to the test across three demanding stations.

Extra Mile Challenge Theoretical Exam


"The UD Extra Mile Challenge is a testament to UD Trucks' commitment to supporting drivers and promoting safe and efficient trucking practices," said Kris Meuleman, Uptime and Service Sales Director of UD Trucks MEENA. "We were impressed by the level of talent and dedication displayed by the participants, and we are proud to partner with Jaidah Motors and extend our warm gratitude to Al Ijarah Driving School for enabling us to hold this event, and make it a success."

Extra Mile Challenge Qatar


The competition wasn't just about bragging rights. The top 3 performers across participating regions will now have the chance of representing at the UD Extra Mile Challenge Global Finals held annually in Ageo, Japan where they will compete against champions from around the world to be named the ultimate driver. This global stage provides a platform for these drivers to showcase their exceptional skills and knowledge, while also fostering a spirit of camaraderie and knowledge exchange among the international trucking community.

Extra Mile Challenge Qatar


The UD Extra Mile Challenge is a valuable platform for recognizing the vital role that truck drivers play in keeping the wheels of commerce turning. By focusing on driver excellence, UD Trucks is helping to ensure a safer, more efficient, and more sustainable transportation future. The upcoming global competition in Japan promises to be a thrilling display of driving prowess, and all eyes will be on the Qatari representatives as they vie for the ultimate title.

Extra Mile Challenge Qatar