The forth national competition Best bus driver of the year was held in June
On 11th of June 2010 on the territory of the professional High School for transport in the town of Stara Zagora was held the forth national competition Best Bus driver of the year. It was organized by the Avtobusi and microbusi magazine. The event coincided with the 5th anniversary of the magazine.
Thirteen drivers from all over the country participated in the competition. Special guests to the competition were the representatives from JSP – the public transport in Skopje, Mr. Klaas Helger – representative of VDL CBC for Bulgaria, representatives of the Stara Zagora Municipality, 50 students from the professional High School of transport from Sofia, 50 students from professional High School of transport from the town of Vinogradec, as well as many students and teachers from our hosts: the professional High School of transport in Stara Zagora.
The following competitors participated in the competition:
1.Azmiev, Azmi, from Wonda Ltd, Ruse
2.Bechevski, Vasil, from Plovdiv Express Ltd
3.Borisov, Biser, from Odans Ltd, Sofia
4.Ivanov, Jivko, from Auto bus transport Stara Zagora Co.
5.Ivanov, Ivan, from Vakancia Ltd. , Sofia
6.Ivanov, Ilian, from Beta bus Ltd, Gabrovo
7.Kerinov, Petar, from Otos-3 Ltd , from Pazarjik
8.Kunchev, Kuncho, from Autobus transport Stara Zagora Co.
9.Nikolov, Petar, from Biomet Ltd.
10.Popov, Anton, from Vakancia Ltd.
11.Staikov, Blagoi, from Public Transport Plovdiv Ltd.
12.Hajiev, Valentin, from Fidanka Kazakova13 Ltd., Plovdiv
As is the tradition, the test in the beginning of the competition consisted of 60 multiple choice theoretical questions, covering the rules and regulations for safety driving, European law and rules for the rest periods of drivers according to Regulation 561/2006 and the application of the EU AETR agreement, correct tachograph usage, correct filling of work journals and timetables , documents for different types of traveling, basic technical knowledge for buses, basic elements of the technical checking , State Automobile Inspection checking , fees, medical examinations before departure, daily instructions, first aid in case of road accidents .
1-st position: Azmi Azmiev, Wonda Ltd. Viatovo – 47 points.
2-nd position: Biser Borisov, Odans Ltd. Plovdiv – 43 points.
3-d position: Petar Nikolov, Biomed Ltd. , Plovdiv – 41 points.
After a short break , the practical exam was held on МАN, Lion Coach, which was provided by the sponsor – the Municipality of Stara Zagora . Accent was put on the tachograph’s usage, good driver’s skills, fast manoeuvres and reactions, practical exercises – proper passing of cones – front and reverse gear and appropriate parking of the vehicle.
1-st position and 2-nd position: Biser borisov from “Odans” Sofia, with 10 points and Petar Nikolov from “Biomet” Sofia, with 10 points
3-d position: Azmi Azmiev, Wonda Ltd. Viatovo with 8 points
The last part for the participants was the practical exam for first aid. That last test was organized with the active help and support of the Bulgarian Red Cross.
Azmi Azmiev, Wonda Ltd. Viatovo – 1st place
Jivko Ivanov Avtomobile transport Stara Zagora – 2th place
Biser Borisov “Odans Travel” Ltd. – 3Th place
Boris Boychev Public Transport Plovdiv – 4th place
After the competition, the three finalists were announced:
1-st position: Azmi Azmiev, Wonda Ltd. Ruse – 1st place
The first award included an Honorary Diploma and many presents, provided by the Municipality of Stara Zagora, which were handed by Mr. Belcho Belchev, deputy mayor of the municipality of Stara Zagora
2nd position: Biser Biserov, “Odans” Ltd. Sofia
The award included an Honorary Diploma and many presents handed out by Mr. Ivailo Lazarov, general representative of General Magul, main sponsor of the event
3th position: Petar Nikolov, “Biomed” Ltd. Sofia The award included an Honorary Diploma and presents handed out by Mr. Atanas Dimitrov, general manager of Golden Mercury Ltd.
The winners received additional awards and presents from the sponsors of the competition: Federal Mogul. Ltd, Verkol Ltd., Golden Mercury Ltd., auto cosmetics from Bomar Bulgaria Ltd, croissants from Pain D”Or, as well as special literature and special Diplomas from the Bulgarian Red Cross.
General Sponsor of the event:
Golden Mercury Ltd.
Bomar Ltd. Bulgaria
Stara Zagora Municipality
OTP Ltd. Gabrovo
Kolarovo Wine cellar
Professional High School of transport in Stara Zagora
Professional High School for clothing and public catering in Stara Zagora