FleetBoard Drivers' League 2015
Local top three drivers awarded with trips to Germany.
Growing number of participants: 19 438 drivers from 359 companies in 18 countries.
Driver performance analysis from FleetBoard utilised as key measurement.
A total of 19 438 drivers from 359 companies in 18 countries took part in the 2015 FleetBoard Drivers' League in the period from 1June to 31October 2015. Fleetboard Driver’s League is a driving competition run using Daimler’s FleetBoard telematics system to determine driver scores.
In the worldwide 2015 rankings, it was Marshall Hendricks from Imperial Fast ‘N Fresh (Cape Town) who stood at the top of the winners’ podium in the "Best Driver" category. Hendricks demonstrated his skills with a driving style score of 9.95 (out of 10).
In the "Best Team" category, the accolade went to the Makali team. With a driving style score of grades made up of the scores by the individual drivers, the company showed that a great deal can be achieved as a team.
“There are so many factors that determine what makes a good driver, such as braking, accelerating and using the correct gears at all times. The Daimler FleetBoard system makes it so much easier to access and understand the information from the truck. I would often log into the system to see how I was doing against the other drivers, and this meant we had a high and very healthy level of competition,” says Hendricks.
In the local FleetBoard Drivers’ League, Pieter Adriaanse from Imperial Fast ‘N Fresh took second position, followed in third by Paulus Mkhize from Willowton Logistics. To round off the Southern African accolades, the top three fleets were: Makali (first), Anderson’s Transport (second) and Plantation (third).
Rowlands Peters, Head of FleetBoard South Africa: “FleetBoard is more than just one of the best telematics system in the industry. It also serves as a tool to increase the quality of a driver’s skills, and when that takes place, we have safer drivers and safer roads. Of course, it gives me great pleasure to know that the best driver within the global FleetBoard Drivers’ League competiton is from South Africa. Congratulations to everyone who was involved,” says Peters.
About FleetBoard Drivers' League
The international participants in the Drivers' League compete against one another in everyday operations behind the wheels of their Daimler trucks in the "Best Driver" and "Best Team" categories, with the prospect of attractive prizes for those demonstrating the most economical style of driving.