27-year old Swede Andreas Söderström has won the Scania Young European Truck Driver championship. The 2010 competition attracted more than 10,000 participants from throughout Europe.
At the final, held in Södertälje, Sweden, Mr Söderström beat national finalists from 13 other European countries.
Andreas Söderström was represented at the awards ceremony by his father Göran, since Andreas was awaiting the birth of his second child. Göran Söderström has a family-owned haulage company where Andreas works. EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas and Scania President and CEO Leif Östling presented the award.
Praising Andreas’ achievement, Mr Östling noted that the birth of the child secures yet another successful generation of Söderströms.