Nottingham, UK: Giorgio Lercara of Culina has been named Microlise Driver of the Year, beating the competition of over 110,000 HGV drivers who were originally considered within the process.
The award was presented by HRH the Princess Royal at last week’s Microlise Transport Conference, attended by over 1,000 transport industry professionals.
Lercara was named overall winner after a process that involved analysing the telematics information from 110,000 drivers engaging with Microlise systems, who met basic eligibility criteria such as driving a minimum number of miles in each of the four quarters of 2015.
Microlise executive director Bob Harbey said: “HGV drivers play a critical role in the supply chain and often go unrecognised for the remarkable efforts they go to. We are pleased to be able to highlight their efforts and reward the exemplary performers for their contribution. Congratulations to Giorgio for this outstanding achievement.”
A range of organisations were shortlisted including B&Q, Bibby Distribution, Bidvest, BOC, Ceva, Culina, Downton, Fowler Welch, Hovis, John Mitchell Haulage, Next, Samworth Brothers, Synergy, Warburtons and WM Armstrong Transport.
The full shortlist of 24 drivers enjoyed a Porsche track day courtesy of MAN Truck & Bus UK.
The Microlise Driver of the Year Awards will run once again in 2017.