According to RHA figures, the shortage of HGV drivers in the UK is now at crisis point (up to 100,000). With the average age of drivers well above fifty years of age, young talent is vital for the future of the industry.
This award aims to promote the importance of bringing young drivers into the industry. It recognises that there are some extremely talented individuals out there who deserve recognition for the great work that they are doing.
There is always room for improvement and this award sets out to reward those who embrace this attitude and put it into action. This award recognises the driver who has significantly improved their performance over the past 12 months to have a positive effect on the business. They may be an experience driver or new to the profession, their improvement could be achieved through embracing new technology and systems, improving their driving scores or helping others.
This is the driver who transport managers would clone if they could. They regularly ‘go the extra mile’ when carrying out their duties and show a great commitment to get the job done.
This category awards those drivers who deliver an outstanding level of service that acts as an example to others within their organisations.
Professional drivers play an important role in the community and are often first on the scene at times of crisis. Many drivers really do go ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ to help others whilst carrying out their job.
This award recognises the driver who remains calm and decisive in an emergency, carrying out a heroic deed to help someone else.
Many professional drivers are dedicated to their job for many years. These understated drivers constantly deliver a great level of performance are often overlooked.
This award recognises those who are an ambassadors for their business and role models for their colleagues. They are loyal, reliable and consistent.
Once again, we will include four awards based solely on driver performance.
There’s no need to submit entries for the Short, Medium, Long and Driver Excellence Awards, as these are determined through analysis of the anonymised data from 230,000+ drivers across 2023.