The 2013 Pallet-Track FLT Driver Challenge

Pallet-track had its very first FLT driver challenge at the hub on sunday 18th august and we decided to make it a family affair by combining it with a family fun day.

The sun was shining, the party was pumping and there was a lot of fun!! We had bouncy castles, milk the cow, the pit stop challenge and a penalty shoot-out, DJ Dave kept the party moving and with a hog roast lunch and BBQ for all, the smiles on the day were as big as the prizes.

The competitors of Pallet-Track FLT Driver Challenge had two courses, one inside the hub and one outside, with viewing areas so that family and friends could watch the competition. It is billed as the “The Ultimate Operator Challenge 2013” and the aim is not specifically to identify the one operator who possesses the supreme skills and knowledge, but to encourage every operator to develop and achieve much higher standards of professional safety and efficiency.

It is considered that the safest and most efficient operators are also the quickest operators,
so Pallet-Track set their FLT Drivers the Challenge.

1st and 2nd place winners will now go to on compete in the national Forklift Cup Final in Castleford on Saturday 7th September and the winner of that competition will go to Aschaffenburg in Germany to compete in the international competition

The heats for the international challenge are planned throughout the year, culminating with the final on the 10th of November in Bolton. We will keep you posted about how our two winners are progressing and let you know if they make it to the international competition. We would like to congratulate them and wish them luck in the next stage and thank all of the FLT challengers and their families for making our first FLT Driver Challenge a very special day.

We had a very special day and we raised over £1000 for a very special cause, all the monies from this event will go to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton to help them purchase parent chair beds – this enables seriously ill children to have a parent close by when they are undergoing treatment which helps reduce the stress and anxiety for parents and assists in a child’s recovery.

What was the challenge?
The challenge was all about manoeuvring & stacking techniques and the format for the challenge was 4 qualifying events
• Trailer Loading
• Moving and Stacking a Large Ball
• Manoeuvring through a course
• and the Millionaire Quiz

What were the prizes 
and who won them
1st Prize: £500 went to Alex Johnston
2nd Prize: £300 went to Dave Warkup
3rd Prize: £100 went to Paul Baker
All contestants received a medal and a certificate


iPad 4
Sam Joinson (Depot 78)

Panasonic TV
Adrian Hulse

Charlotte Newton

BMW for the weekend
Bert (from Haulways)

Nintendo Wii
Diane (catering)

£100 Cash
Gina and Pete Vale

Ella Hayes

Steve Bull memorabilia
Oli Thompson (Depot 78)

Meal for 2
Ashleigh Priest

Matt Murray signed top
Haraim Mohamad

Shelia Thompson

Admission and Race Card for Monmore Green
Albert Lazarek

2 Premier Gift Voucher for Wolverhampton Race Course
Aaron Myers



Up to 15 Ellie Thompson
16 + Pete Thompson

Up to 10 Nathan Cranmer
11 – 15 Danny Leighton
16 + Alex Cashmore

Up to 10 Lucie Manning
11 – 15 Sam Joinson
16 + Pete Thompson

Slalom Dave Warknup
11 – 15 Sam Joinson
16 + Pete Thompson

No winner

Simon Cooper
5 tickets to
Monmore Green
Colin Leadbeater
Matt Murray
signed top
Leigh Taylor
2 Wolves Home Tickets
Emma Henson