One of the best-known heavy vehicle journalists in Australia has been lost to the media, shifting instead to a driver training role at Scania Australia.
David Whyte has worked for a number of publications over the years, he joins another former road transport journalist in jumping the fence in recent times with Matt Wood recently taking up a role at Volvo Group Australia.
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David (pictured above) was the inaugural winner of the Scania Young Australian Truck Driver of the Year Competition in 2007 and has also been at the helm of his own trucking business.
He now joins the Scania Driver Training team and will work with his colleagues to provide customers and drivers with expert advice on how to get the best from their Scania truck.
“I am really excited to be joining Scania and the driver training team,” David said.
“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.”
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