Baskaran Govindasamy is from Malaysia and represents the Asia Road Network (ARN), which for the first time will take part in the final challenge. He’s a passionate driver, who surely will get the most out of this experience.
Describe yourself in maximum 20 words.
I’m a hardworking and caring person and fully committed to my job and family.
What did you think and feel when you were selected and that you are going to the Final in Germany?
I felt quite excited and I appreciate the opportunity of participating in the final.
Why do you think you were selected?
I’ve been selected according to my Asia Road Network and KPI performance over the past 2 years.
Have you ever been in Europe? If not, what do you expect from this cultural exchange?
No, it’s my first experience in Europe and I’m looking forward to sharing with the other participants how we are used to working in our region as well as learning something more about the other countries customs.
What kind of driver are you (PUD driver, linehaul, etc.)? How would you describe yourself as a driver?
I’m a Longhaul driver. Since I’m constantly on and off the road, health and safety has always been my priority. I also do my best to be punctual in my daily tasks and therefore reach the destination on time.
How many years of experience do you have within TNT?
Describe briefly a typical workday.
Three hours before my departure I report to work, then I conduct a pre-departure vehicle check in order to make sure that the truck is roadworthy and in good shape. After the departure I try to respect the speed limits and reach the destination on time and to ensure that the consignment arrives in good condition.
What do you like about your job?
I’m passionate for driving and covering long distances. I like also to interact with different functions and work as a team.
What kind of issues do you run into?
Mostly traffic jams, customs clearance waiting time. In general all those issues that are beyond my control.
What do you think drive me can bring into your life?
I expect that the experience I gained will drive me to next level of my driving style and skills and will allow me sharing it with fellow colleagues back home.
Do you think your team will win also the final?
We will try our best during the final.
Anyway to whom would you like to dedicate your victory?
I dedicate the victory to the entire Asia Road Network team, especially the management and to my family as well.