Vista Retail Support Field Service Engineer Tony Twigger has finished runner-up in the national Drive For Life 2010 competition organised by vehicle tracking company Masternaut Three X.
The safe driving competition is the largest of its kind worldwide and is supported by road safety charity Brake and IAM Drive & Survive, the professional training division of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.
Tony competed against 60,000 other professional drivers across the UK. He completed an online risk assessment and his driving was monitored for three months in real-time using Masternaut's innovative GreenerFleet safe and environmentally responsible driving style management system.
Twigger said, "I am really pleased to have finished runner-up in this competition and its great to be recognised as a professional driver by the organisers of this national event."
"When I return to the office at the end of my shift, I check our Masternaut GreenerFleet information on the Masternaut display screen to monitor my progress and to see how I compare to my colleagues.
Brian Norman, Managing Director at Vista Retail Support, said, Were delighted that Tony managed to claim a runner-up spot in this national competition. He is a conscientious driver who has taken on board the training we have provided to become a safer and more fuel efficient operator. Our company culture is also an important factor; Vista has invested in innovative behavioural Health and Safety training across the entire work force to drive a safe operating culture across our business."
Katie Shephard, spokesperson for road safety charity Brake, said: "Brake is delighted to be supporting the Drive for Life competition, which is an extremely positive approach to improving driving behaviour and helping to reduce road crashes involving commercial vehicles. At-work drivers have crash rates that are 30-40 per cent higher than those of other drivers, and targeting driving behaviour could go a long way to tackling this."
Masternaut Three X's Drive For Life is helping to set better driving standards among professional drivers. Each year around 60,000 drivers take part in this competition to win the title of Best Driver.
Congratulating Tony on his award, Martin Port, Managing Director of Masternaut, added, Drive for Life is part of our commitment to giving customers a great way to engage with their workforce to educate them about safe and responsible driving in the workplace. Tony has done incredibly well to be chosen as one of three winners out of the 60,000 people who took part.