Local Yodel heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver, Dzevad Grozdanic from Borehamwood, has won Medium Distance Driver of The Year at the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards.
The Microlise Driver of the Year Awards recognise drivers who have gone above and beyond in their roles. John Bushby, a driver from Gist and Phil Hoskins from City Plumbing Supplies, have also been recognised as driving heros in the awards.
Judged through data analysis, validation by employers and an assessment by an independent judging panel, Grozdanic, better known as Gerald, was selected out of more than 200,000 drivers.
Grozdanic is an ex-prisoner of war, after fleeing Bosnia in the 1990’s. When he arrived in the UK, he overcame language and cultural barriers to secure his HGV licence in 1997.
Commenting on his win, Gerland Grozdanic, said: “It was a great surprise to be nominated and win the award, especially as I was up against more than 200,000 candidates.
"I am extremely grateful for my job at Yodel and look forward to reaching more milestones at the company in the future."
Andy Yemm, head of fleet and transport at Yodel, said: “We’re delighted that Gerald’s hard work and dedication have been recognised with such a prestigious award.
“He is a great asset to Yodel's team, never working for praise or recognition, just doing his job well. We look forward to continuing to work with Gerald. Well done!”
Drivers from Waitrose & Partners have won the Extra Mile and HGV Hero awards at the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2020 and Hovis won the Microlise Driver Excellence Award for 2020 after telematics data showed it had the best performing drivers.