Drivers’ Day, Saturday 2 July

Drivers' Day - Saturday 2 July

HGV drivers are the lifeblood of the road haulage industry, keeping fleets moving and goods on the shelves.

So we are proud to have created a Road Transport Expo Drivers’ Day on Saturday 2 July, with a range of activities for today’s professional drivers.

This, of course, is on top of the vast exhibition taking place across all days of the show where you can browse the latest vehicle technology, connect with top manufacturers or take part in a pre-booked ride and drive.

We look forward to meeting you and your families at NAEC Stoneleigh!

Outside action in our 'Convoy' and 'Truck Racing' zones

  • Celebrating ‘life on the road’ with an impressive display of head-turning show trucks and giving visitors an exclusive behind-the scenes insight into the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC)

  • Meet the professional BTRC teams at the show and get up close and personal with the latest technology used on the circuits. These are the biggest racing machines in the world, and amongst the most powerful too. The five-tonne beasts produce 1,000 horsepower, and can accelerate as quickly as a Porsche 911!

  • 11-times truck racing champion Stuart Oliver and his team will be welcoming visitors to experience a tyre-changing demonstration, before taking part in a fascinating ‘pit lane talk’ where you can ask all your need-to-know questions.

    Tyre demonstrations and pit lane talks will take place at the Giti Tire stand in the 'Truck Racing zone' at 11am and 2pm on Saturday 2 July.

  • Best in show -  be bedazzled by a fantastic line-up of show trucks boasting their own unique wow factor, and discover which ones will be deemed best in class by our discerning judges.

  • Prize Truck Trail Collect a Truck Trail form from either the organiser’s office or the Giti Tires stand to be in with a chance to win a host of exciting merchandise and free weekend entry tickets to Convoy in the Park!

On-stage ‘Driver Talks’ 

Why not check out the schedule of on-stage talks taking place on our Drivers’ Day, grab a coffee and come and join in the discussions?

Schedule: Saturday 2 July

10.15am – Knowledge Zone stage, Hall 2
Talking trucks with Volvo and Scania: Volvo’s Martin Tomlinson and Scania’s Jarrod Griffiths will take to the stage for a bit of friendly Swedish rivalry. Whether it’s I-Save versus Super, or V8 versus 6 cylinders, you can be sure of some highly entertaining and informative banter.

11.15am – Knowledge Zone Stage, Hall 2
Truck & Driver editor Dougie Rankine is joined onstage for a lively chat with international trucking legends Paul O’Callaghan and Russell Oliver.

12.15pm – Business & Technology Stage, Hall 3
Have you got what it takes to be a trucking journalist? Learn how to put your knowledge and skills to use in the editorial world, with Bob Beech and Dougie Rankine.

1.15pm – Business & Technology Stage, Hall 3
A bridge too far? Did you know that if you are involved in a bridge strike, you will be called to a hearing and risk the revocation of your vocational entitlement and disqualification for six months? In the unfortunate event this happens, learn what you need to do at the scene and ahead of your driver conduct hearing. With law firm Backhouse Jones.

1.45pm – Knowledge Zone Stage, Hall 3
Girl Torque: Passionate about their profession, we learn what led this group of inspiring female drivers to join the industry; what they love about the job and the challenges they face in a male-dominated sector.