Shell distributor drivers shine
Shell Commercial Fuels South Africa announced the winners of its 2017 Trucker of the Year competition at an event held at the Riverside Sun hotel in Vanderbijlpark at the end of November.
The two-day competition consisted of five challenging events that included: first aid and firefighting tests, a written theory exam, an obstacle course and an on-road driving assessment.
The first prize of R15 000 was awarded to Pieter Jacobs (Sebokeng Fuels). The second prize of R10 000 was awarded to Terrence Geduld (Moov), and the third prize of R5 000 went to Lionel Bergman (Triangle Petroleum).
“The Shell Distributor Driver of the Year competition is an initiative aimed at developing excellent driving skills among our distributors. Every month the performance of our drivers is tracked using proactive and reactive criteria.
“Positive and negative scores are monitored to ensure that we have a full understanding of where corrective intervention is needed,” says Imraan Ally health, security, safety and environment manager at Shell SA.
Drivers who do not perform well are re-trained by the driver trainers to reinforce the right behaviours and only the top two drivers from each distributor enter the finals.
“The initiative is in line with our strategy of Goal Zero that promotes no harm to people, the environment and assets,” says Nischal Sancho, trading and supply products manager at Shell SA.
As of October 2017, Shell distributers achieved 1 764 days of Goal Zero, while there were 1 036 days of Goal Zero results for products.