The third national competition The best driver of the year was held in June
On June 5th, 2009, on the territory of the International Fair in Plovdiv was held the Third national competition The best driver of the year . It was organized by Avtobusi i mikrobusi magazine. Twelve drivers from all over the country participated in the competition. As is the tradition, the test in the beginning of the competition consists 60 multiply choice theoretical questions, covering the rules and regulations for safety driving, European law and rules for rest of the teams according to the 561/2006 regulation and the application of the EU’s AETR agreement, passenger’s transport via regular bus lines, tachograph usage, keeping a work journal and timetables for transport, papers for different types of traveling, basic technical knowledge for buses, basic elements of the technical checkings, State Automobile Inspection checkings, fees, medical examinations before departure, daily instructions, first aid in road accident occasion.
1–stposition: Azmi Azmiev, Wonda Ltd. Viatovo – 48 points.
2–nd position: Ivan Gatev, Hebros Bus Ltd. Plovdiv – 48 points.
3–dposition: Boris Boichev, Public transport PLC, Plovdiv – 46 points.
After a short break in front of Office No:7 of the International Fair, the practical exam was held on three-axis tourist bus NEOPLAN TOURLINER, 14 meters long, having hand brake and digital thachograph, which was provided by the sponsor Hebros bus Ltd. Plovdiv. Accent was put on the tachograph’s usage, good driver’s skills, fast manoeuvres and reactions, practical exercises – proper passing by cones on front and reverse gear and appropriate parking of the vehicle.
1–stposition: Boris Borisov, Odanse Travel Ltd. Sofia – 1,43,71 min.
2–nd position: Ivan Gatev, Hebros Bus Ltd. Plovdiv – 1,46,04 min.
3–dposition: Ivo Nedelchev, Union Ivkoni – 1,59,85 min.
The last part for the participants was the practical exam for first aid. That last test was organized with the active help and support from the Bulgarian Red Cross.
Five drivers took the best award:
Azmi Azmiev, Wonda Ltd. Viatovo;
Vasil Bechevski, Boomerang Plovdiv Ltd. Plovdiv;
Biser Borisov, Odanse Travel Ltd. Sofia
Ivan Gatev, Hebros Bus Ltd. Plovdiv;
Traicho Petkov, Hebros Bus Ltd., Plovdiv;
Тhe three winners were stated аt the end of the competition during the cocktail.
THE FINAL CLASSIFICATION
1–stposition: BiserBorisov, Odanse Travel Ltd. Sofia
The first award – weekend in Greece, was handled by Jordan Arabadzhiev, manager-in-chief of Regional Department Automobile administration, Regional Department Plovdiv.
2–ndpositionIvanGatev HebrosBus Ltd. Plovdiv
The award – internet router Tosнiba – was handled by Aifest Ltd., sponsor of the competition.
3–dpositionVasilBechevski BoumerangPlovdiv Ltd. Plovdiv
The award – internet router Tosнiba – was handled by Lili Hristova, managing director of Avtobusi&Microbusi magazine.
The winners received additional awards and presents from the sponsors of the competition Golden Mercury Ltd., importer of products EAGLE, from Aifest Ltd., and Tokuda Services, etc. All participants in the Third National Competition The best driver of the year received honorary diplomas and presents. The main sponsor of that event was Hebros Bus Ltd.