Giorgio Lercara of Culina has been named Microlise Driver of the Year, beating the competition of over 110,000 HGV drivers.
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 (pictured second left) 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.
Specific distance awards were handed out the evening before the conference, with Lercara securing the short distance category, Ian Cupples of John Mitchell Haulage being named winner of the medium distance category and Kevin McLeod of CM Downton taking home the long distance award.
In a brand new category, John Mitchell Haulage of Grangemouth, Stirlingshire won the Driver Excellence award, as a result of having the highest proportion of their drivers in the top 1,000 based on the analysis of telematics data.
Bob Harbey, Microlise executive director, 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 Lercara for this outstanding achievement and to John Mitchell Haulage, which has demonstrated a dedication to quality and excellence across their driving staff.”