After last year’s devastating cancellation of events due to the coronavirus pandemic, Driver Hire were delighted to hear that the action-packed Truckfest shows were back on the agenda for 2021.
After a long wait and much anticipation, the event was finally held last weekend (18 & 19 September) at the Royal Highland Showground, Edinburgh. It did not disappoint.
The sun was shining and the turnout was incredible. There were bustling crowds, sounds of chatter, roaring engines, music, and scenes of smiling faces from our friends, customers and drivers – some who we haven’t had the opportunity to talk to, face to face, in over 18 months.
Commenting on the festival’s atmosphere, Rachael McWilliams (Operations Director of Wilson Gibb Management Services (WGMS) who own the Driver Hire franchises in attendance) said, “This is my eighteenth Truckfest in Scotland and it has to be the busiest on record! It was so good to feel that much missed buzz of show showground – the chatter, the engines, airhorns – and those monster trucks!”
As well as providing action-packed, family-friendly entertainment, the festivals also hold a number of competitions in which WGMS sponsored the award for ‘Best Kept Company Owned Truck’.
Winners, announced by Rachael at the event, were:
- 1st prize – PH11 SNT driven by Phil Lane, of Stuart Nicol Transport
- 2nd prize – L963 HVM, Templeton & Daughter
- 3rd prize – V8 TOY J&D Pierce Contracts Ltd
Commenting on the winners, Rachael added, “It made me proud to be part of the industry presenting well deserved awards to such well known drivers of their prized trucks. I am already looking forward to Truckfest Scotland 2022!”