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Cold chain drivers top Microlise Driver of the Year Awards

London, UK: Drivers in the temperature controlled transport sector performed well in the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards.

Culina won the Driver Excellence award as a result of having the highest proportion of their drivers in the top 1,000 based on analysis of the telematics data.

The telematics-based Microlise Driver of the Year Awards this year also featured shortlisted drivers from DHL, Co-op, Eddie Stobart, Warburtons and Culina.

Hovis driver Richard Barnes has taken home the overall Microlise Driver of the Year Award for 2018 after beating competition from more than 180,000 other UK drivers.

He also won the medium distance category, featuring drivers who regularly undertake journeys between 31,000 – 60,000 miles per year. In securing the overall prize, he beat off competition from winning drivers in the short and long distance categories.

The short distance category was won by Timothy Murphy of Menzies Distribution, with the long distance category won by Alan Bateman of Ceva.