Brake has recognised organisations for their contribution to improving the safety of at-work drivers at its annual Fleet Safety Awards, with Gateshead Council and TomTom Telematics picking up two awards each.
The winners were announced at a ceremony held last night (Thursday, October 1) at St John’s Hotel in Solihull, Birmingham. The awards, sponsored by Arval, were attended by more than 350 guests, making it Brake’s biggest safety awards to date.
Fleet News editor-in-chief Stephen Briers was a member of the judging panel.
This is the second time that Gateshead Council has been honoured in the past week - the council's fleet manager Graham Telfer was named Fleet Manager of the Year at the Commercial Fleet Awards.
Transport for London which won Fleet of the Year – 1001-plus vehicles at this year's Fleet News Awards also collected a Brake Fleet Safety Award as did Iron Mountain (Fleet of the Year – up to 250 vehicles at the Fleet News Awards).
Individual awards went to Astrid van der Burgt of Kuehne + Nagel and Alison Moriarty of Skanska, with the Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety going to Richard Owen, of Road Safety Analysis.
The 2015 Fleet Safety Award winners are:
Safe Vehicles Award, sponsored by Road Haulage Association: O’Donovan Waste Disposal
Fleet Safety Innovation Award (operator), sponsored by Allianz: SIG Trading
Fleet Safety Innovation Award (supplier), sponsored by Allianz: TomTom Telematics
Fleet Safety Partnership Award, sponsored by Trimble: GreenRoad & Iron Mountain
Fleet Safety Product Award (road safety), sponsored by QBE:ARI
Fleet Safety Product Award (in-vehicle technology), sponsored by QBE: TomTom Telematics
Fleet Safety Analysis & Action Award, sponsored by ARI: Ealing Council & Cycle Safety Shield
Eco Fleet Award, sponsored by Telogis: Gateshead Council
Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster: Gateshead Council
Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster: Transport for London
Road Safety in the Community Award, sponsored by Ocado: Gist
Best Newcomer to Road Risk Management, sponsored by Specsavers: Astrid van der Burgt, Kuehne + Nagel
Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Licence Bureau: Alison Moriarty, Skanska
Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety, sponsored by Arriva: Richard Owen, Road Safety Analysis
Ellie Pearson, professional engagement manager at Brake, said: “Congratulations to all this year’s award winners and highly commended entrants for their impressive work over the past year. We were delighted to receive so many strong awards entries, and to see the fantastic work that so many organisations and individuals are doing to make our roads safer for everyone.”