Driver of the Year 2017 (Van Excellence)

Mercedes-Benz, Wentworth Park | 12 September

DotY2017 VE - MB Vans logo

The opening day of Driver of the Year 2017 will showcase the talents of FTA's Van Excellence accredited operators.

Each participant will compete in a variety of tasks and will be scored on their performance. The tasks each participant will compete in are below

  • Risk assessment supported by ARI - an online risk assessment test
  • Pre-use defect check supported by Lex Autolease - they must find a pre-set number of defects on a vehicle
  • Driving style supported by Microlise - drivers follow a set route with telematics recording their actions
  • Economical driving supported by Hertz - the telematics will record their average fuel consumption
  • Manoeuvring supported Brigade Electronics - they must manoeuver around a set course of cones
  • Legislation test supported by Bott Ltd - test prepared by the Member Advice Centre

The first place winner will receive a £1,000 holiday voucher with second and third place receiving an iPad and a Red Letter Day voucher worth £150 respectively.

The finalists for 2017 are;

Mark  Forge  AAH pharmacueticals 
Luke Froggatt Amey Fleet Services
Darren Welding Amey Fleet Services
Peter Samson Amey Fleet Services
Mark White Balfour Beatty
Simon  Fern  Bott Ltd
Andrew Bucknall Bott Ltd
Luke Birchnall Bott Ltd
Steve Mumford BT Supply Chain
Paul Dickens Carey Group
Ian Bedingfield Freight 44
Matthew Everett Freight 44
Daniel Hodgkins Kelly Fleet Services
Stephen Kuypers NHS Blood and Transplant
Susan  Peachy NHS Blood and Transplant
Mark  Beattie Scottish Water
Graham MacLeod Scottish Water
Mark Bergant Scottish Water
Peter North Yorkshire Housing