The Microlise Driver of the Year Awards, which is growing in scale year-on-year, also included shortlisted drivers from Culina, Royal Mail, Frank Roberts, Ryder and Travis Perkins. Abbey Logistics wins Microlise Driver Excellence Award Posted on: 15th May 2019 Abbey Logistics has been awarded the Driver Excellence Award at their 2019 Driver of the Year Awards. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter —. With the Microlise Transport Conference just weeks away, the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards shortlist has been announced. In securing the overall prize, he beat off competition from winning drivers in the short and long distance categories.
He also scooped the short distance category, aimed at drivers who regularly undertake journeys of up to 30,000 miles per year. This is achieved by maximising vehicle utilisation, increasing operational efficiency and improving economy and safety; whilst helping to deliver the very best customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule. Microlise has announced the launch of their Driver of the Year Award, which will be run in conjunction with the annual Microlise Transport Conference, held on 17 th May 2017. The independent judging panel gathered recently in London to review the many entries received. Microlise has released the shortlist for its annual Driver of the Year awards, and will reveal the main winner during the Transport Conference on May 15.
Then, the overall winner of the Driver of the Year 2019 title will be announced at the Microlise Transport Conference the following day. All of the winners, those short-listed and the top thousand deserve credit for the excellent work they are doing and the way they conduct themselves. The additional awards will not be determined by telematics and all drivers can be nominated, whether they are on the Microlise telematics platform or not. A judging panel also support the awards, reviewing entries to produce a shortlist and final winner across each award category. Once again, the headline will be based purely on the analysis of telematics data and manager feedback. . Employers submit entries for the additional categories, which the judging panel review as anonymous submissions.
This year, the winners of the Short, Medium and Long-distance categories will be revealed at an exclusive black tie dinner in May. The short, medium and long categories are based on data collected by Microlise telematics units. All nominees could have been winners such was the standard of entrants. With categories based on telematics data, and categories based on nominations, the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards are open to all drivers and are a perfect way to reward outstanding performance and contributions to industry. Telematics data will not be a factor in these awards, with the nomination process open to all drivers, or their transport managers, whether or not they are on the Microlise telematics platform. It will be anonymised and analysed, with company, contract and driver personal identification information removed. Microlise has an eligible pool of over 210,000 drivers.
Ends About Microlise Microlise telematics and proof of delivery solutions help its customers reduce costs and the environmental impact of their fleet operations. Winners will be chosen either through the analysis of telematics data and manager feedback or the information provided by the nominating manager. The overall Microlise Driver of the Year winner will be revealed in front of more than 1,200 attendees at the event. The Microlise Driver of the Year Awards also included shortlisted drivers from Culina, Royal Mail, Frank Roberts, Ryder and Travis Perkins. The final stage involves all remaining entries — with all information anonymised once again — reviewed by our judging panel. Meanwhile Abbey Logistics Group won the Driver Excellence award, with the highest proportion of drivers in the top 1,000, based on an analysis of total telematics data.
For these the judges reviewed nominations which were submitted online through the Microlise Transport Conference website. Now in its fifth year, the main Microlise Driver of the Year Award is based on analysis of Microlise telematics performance data and will uncover the best short, medium and long distance drivers of the last year, before an overall winner is identified. The Lifetime Achievement award went to John Males from Bibby Distribution. During the Transport Conference, which will house the awards ceremony, over 1,000 attendees from throughout the industry will come together for the premier conference, featuring speakers and workshops covering all areas of the road transport industry. Chamberlain Transport also won the Driver Excellence award, as a result of having the highest proportion of their drivers in the top 1,000 based on analysis of the telematics data. Our data science team deploy the latest techniques to cut through the noise and evaluate data from hundreds of thousands of anonymous drivers, ultimately helping us to understand who the best driver in the country is.
According to the judging panel, there is little to separate our shortlisted drivers, who are true ambassadors for the industry. We will again include four awards based purely on driver performance. The short distance category was won by Timothy Murphy of Menzies Distribution, with the long distance category won by Alan Bateman of Ceva. For the other categories, and to review questionnaire answers, an independent expert judging panel will be appointed to produce a shortlist and final winner across each award category. For the new categories this year, the judges reviewed nominations which were submitted online through the Microlise Transport Conference website. The event is aimed at those working in management or operational roles within fleet operations, regardless of fleet size, industry sector or technologies used.
There are five categories that allow transport operators to put forward their best drivers for an award, these awards will be based purely on the information provided. Following the data analysis, companies represented by shortlisted drivers are contacted to confirm agreement to be included and are asked to complete a short form to supply additional information. To view the criteria for the new awards, or to nominate one of your drivers for an award, please go to. There will also be a series of key seminars including one from Conference Chair, Quentin Willson. The one-day conference is free to attend, with a programme designed to provide valuable insight to inform business and strategic decisions. The data is then qualified via questionnaires completed by the employers of each shortlisted driver, helping to provide further evidence and indicators that result in a driver being named as a winner.
This data is analysed to identify the three best short, medium and long distance drivers in the country. The awards were developed in cooperation with the vital support of The University of Nottingham, with a team at the Advanced Data Analytics Centre providing impartial analysis of telematics data. The shortlist for the 2019 Microlise Driver of the Year Awards has been announced. The awards shortlist was drawn up after weeks of data analysis, corroboration by employers and assessment by an independent judging panel who reviewed anonymous submissions. The Microlise Transport Conference, a free to attend event, takes place on May 15 at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry and is expected to attract 1,200 transport and logistics professionals this year. Announced at the recent Microlise Transport Conference, Mark also won the short distance category, for drivers who regularly undertake journeys of up to 30,000 miles per year. The Driver Excellence award is awarded to the operator with the highest percentage of drivers in the final 1,000 as identified in the overall Driver of the Year Process.
With additional feedback from their employers we will draw up a final shortlist of drivers for each category, with the winners announced at our annual transport conference. By analysing the data the lab is able to identify the best performing drivers using advanced data clustering techniques. The Microlise Transport Conference features speakers from a range of organisations, as well as an exhibition area of industry associations and suppliers. His counterpart at Eddie Stobart, Robert Brown, attended the scene of a road traffic collision and crawled into a smashed up car to comfort a frightened young girl until the emergency services arrived. The shortlist has been drawn up after weeks of data analysis, corroboration by employers and assessment by an independent judging panel who reviewed anonymous submissions.