Inspirational and heartwarming stories are streaming in for the inaugural #ThankYouTrucker competition, as fleet owners and managers from around the country nominate their top freight drivers for the prestigious award. An initiative of IVECO SA and the Road Freight Association (RFA), the aim of #ThankYouTrucker is to recognise, reward and celebrate our unsung heroes on the road – truck drivers. With nominations closing on 5 July, time for entering the competition is fast running out.
“The nominations demonstrate what incredible truck drivers we have in South Africa,” says Martin Liebenberg, Commercial Manager of IVECO SA. Here is what some of the nominators say: He/she:
“It is impossible for our economy to function, or grow, without truck drivers,” adds Gavin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of the RFA. “They keep the wheels of our economy turning. Almost 80% of land freight is hauled on our roads, accounting for 73.8% of total land freight income.”
Nominations can be made online at www.thankyoutrucker.co.za The finalists will be announced on 9 July and the public will have up until 24 July to vote online for the most deserving trucker. The driver with the most votes will win and will take home R50 000 (fifty thousand Rand).
“We are looking forward to sharing details of the finalists next month,” concludes Liebenberg.
The #ThankYouTrucker competition is supported by Arrive Alive, the Road Traffic Management Corporation, Indwe Risk Services and Trucking Wellness.