Prevost has announced it will once again co-sponsor the United Motorcoach Association's Annual International Driver Competition, which will take place during the 2022 UMA Motorcoach Expo this February in Long Beach, Calif. It’s an annual opportunity to shine a light on the face of the motorcoach industry, its skilled drivers, who are in short supply in recent years.
UMA International Driver Competition champions will receive cash prizes, trophies, framed certificates, and recognition at UMA’s Member Appreciation Dinner at UMA Motorcoach EXPO the evening after the on-road portion of the competition on February 25.
Eligibility to compete is based on a driver's participation in the UMA Safe Driver Recognition Program, winning a championship in a state or regional competition, and/or recommendation from their UMA member employer. Competitors are eligible for a complimentary hotel stay and a free 2022 UMA Motorcoach EXPO registration. Full details about the competition are on the EXPO website.
“Prevost is proud to continue partnering with UMA by cosponsoring the UMA International Driver Competition,” said Prevost President François Tremblay. “Drivers are a key part of every operator’s success. We always want to promote awareness of driver and passenger safety; this competition offers an important method to achieve that awareness. Prevost is committed to attracting and training drivers. The driver competition is one more way we can support drivers and their professional development.”
"By continually supporting this event since its inception in 2017, Prevost allows us to bring together our top drivers to showcase their expertise," said UMA Chair Jeff Polzien. "This is a logical extension of the many state and regional competitions, and with the support of Prevost, the motorcoach industry now has a powerful way to underscore our industry's continuing focus on safety and professionalism."
For more information about the Motorcoach EXPO, visit motorcoachexpo.com.