Fleet Safety Awards: judges submit their scores

Plans are well underway for the final of the Fleet Safety Awards with only a few days to go before the Best Fleet Manager and the Best Company are revealed. This week, the results were received from the nine judges who work extensively and have an established background in road safety.

The awards are a first-of-its-kind in Southern Africa that will recognise fleet managers and organisations for their commitment to improving road safety within their companies and within South Africa as a whole. The winner of Best Fleet Manager will receive a R10 000 monetary prize along with a number of other great prizes while Best Company will secure their permanent position in the Fleet Safety Awards Hall of Fame. Their award will also benefit a non-profit organisation.

The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says both categories were very strongly contested with many worthy contenders competing for the top spots. “We do not envy the role of the judges in scoring the entries. Throughout all entries, there was a strong understanding of the importance of road safety and the role of the organisation or the fleet manager in ensuring it receives the utmost attention. It was clear that road safety strategies within companies are taken very seriously and properly implemented to ensure South African organisations play their part in reducing the high fatality rate.

“As this is MasterDrive’s inaugural event, all were blown away by the quality of answers provided by the majority of entrants. In many ways it proved how important such an initiative is and the potential it has to grow and encourage improved road safety in coming years. We are sure those who received top scores are more than deserving of this honour and we look forward to announcing the winners in each category next week.”

MasterDrive and their partners in the Fleet Safety Awards would like to thank the following judges for their efforts. It was no easy task and we thank each of you for the dedication and thoroughness with which you completed your role.

  • Jeanne Esterhuizen, President of the Retail Motor Industry Foundation
  • Derek Kirkby, Training Director at MasterDrive
  • Lucky Molaudzi, General Manager of the Road Safety Partnership South Africa
  • Stephen Moran, Director of the SHEQ Region Africa at Afrox Linde
  • Thabiso Ndebele, Executive Manager of Road Safety at the RTMC
  • Thandeka Ngoma, Consumer Sales Director at Bridgestone
  • Pamela Ramagaga, General Manager of Insurance Risks at the South African Insurance Association
  • Dr Lee Randall, Director at the Road Ethics Project
  • Clare Vale, Director at The Truck Man

We appreciate the difficulty of the task each judge performed last week and how each took on this role enthusiastically, giving it the gravity that road safety deserves in South Africa. “In order to ensure objectivity and unbiased opinions each judge was not aware of the name or the company they were scoring. Yet, all tackled this roll without complaint or hesitation. Everyone involved in the Fleet Safety Awards would like to express their sincere gratitude.”

Next Friday, the winner of Best Fleet Manager and Best Company will be announced at a hybrid event. “Should you wish to be part of South Africa’s inaugural Fleet Safety Awards, ensure you register to attend the virtual event. Until then, show your support for those companies you know entered in the hopes to either win the R10 000 cash prize or to establish their company as a leader in road safety,” says Herbert.

 To register to attend the virtual event and stand a chance to win your own fantastic prize click the following link:

Registration is essential to receive your unique log in details:

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If you have any questions about the upcoming event, please do not hesitate to contact MasterDrive by emailing info@masterdrive.co.ca or calling 086 110 0618.