Fleet operators and suppliers who are working to reduce incidents involving at-work drivers are being urged to enter Brake's Australasian Fleet Safety Awards. The road safety charity is reminding companies they have just over two weeks left to enter, with the deadline for entries Friday 15 June 2018. Winners will be announced on Thursday 11 October.
The Awards recognise the achievements of organisations and individuals working to reduce the number of road crashes involving people who drive on work purposes.
This is the fourth year that Brake has run the Awards in Australasia, building on the success of its UK Fleet Safety Awards which have been running for over 15 years.
The 2018 Awards, which are free to enter, consist of the following five categories for organisations:
- Company Driver Safety, sponsored by SurePlan
- Fleet Safety Product
- Road Safety in the Community
- Safe Vehicles
- Sustainable Journeys
There are also two categories that individuals working to promote fleet safety can be nominated for:
- Road Risk Manager of the Year, sponsored by Suzuki
- Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety
Caroline Perry, Brake's NZ Director says: "We're inviting awards entries from any organisation with at-work drivers or with an interest in improving road safety, to celebrate the best of fleet safety over the past year. We know there are lots of organisations doing fantastic work already to tackle their road risk. These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate their successes and share best practice within the industry."
Last year's winners included DHL & MiX Telematics, AA Driving School – Fleet & Business, Competenz and Matt Horan from Pacific Fuel Haul who won the Road Risk Manager of the Year Award.
The Awards are part of Brake Professional, an initiative by Brake, the road safety charity for fleet professionals aimed at sharing best practice in road risk management. Anyone involved in managing at-work drivers, and suppliers to fleets, can join the low-cost membership scheme to gain access to best practice information through webinars and seminars, online and downloadable tools for managers and drivers. To find out more visit www.brakepro.org.