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Nominations open for #ThankyouTrucker campaign

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The winner of the 2022 #ThankYouTrucker competition, David Mashiane (front) from Imperial with some of his proud colleagues. David is a passionate heavy goods driver who has vast experience driving not only in South Africa but cross border in countries such as Namibia, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland. Proof of his professional standards is given via the fact that he has been accident and incident fee for the past seven years and regularly records a score of over 90% on the driver’s score card introduced via the tracking system used by the company. His best score was 98,5%. Who will be the 2023 winner?
The winner of the 2022 #ThankYouTrucker competition, David Mashiane (front) from Imperial with some of his proud colleagues. David is a passionate heavy goods driver who has vast experience driving not only in South Africa but cross border in countries such as Namibia, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland. Proof of his professional standards is given via the fact that he has been accident and incident fee for the past seven years and regularly records a score of over 90% on the driver’s score card introduced via the tracking system used by the company. His best score was 98,5%. Who will be the 2023 winner?

Nominations for the #ThankyouTrucker campaign launched three years ago by Iveco in conjunction with the Road Freight Association (RFA) is once again open with the intention being to find the most extraordinary truck driver – a remarkable individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty.

“The objective of the competition is to pay tribute to the truckers who keep the logistics industry moving, to raise awareness about the important contribution that the drivers make and to provide motivation for those that are entering into their trucking journey,” says Elvis Mutseura, Product Marketing Manager of Iveco.

Some of the criteria looked for include their helpfulness, trustworthiness, dependability, safety records as well as the care and passion that he or she display towards their chosen career.

And it’s not only about road safety. “The cost of fuel, repairs and maintenance as well as insurance are constantly rising, squeezing margins in the road freight industry. Good drivers have a major influence on all these factors and can safeguard the sustainability of a business through safe and efficient driving,” says Mutseura.

Drivers can be nominated by company owners, operations managers, direct line managers or fleet managers and only South African drivers in the road freight industry in South Africa can be nominated. 

In addition to recognition that comes from winning the competition, the overall winner will receive a R50 000 cash prize. The first runner-up receives R10 000 and the second runner-up R5 000. 

Negative publicity abounds around truckers, their impact on our roads, their driving habits and so much more. It is thus apt that a different perspective is placed on these men and women who place such an important role in keeping the wheels of our economy moving.

The nomination period is open until 2 September 2023, voting is open to anyone but is limited to one vote per person. The winner will be announced on www.thankyoutrucker.co.za on 9 October 2023.

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