The 2017 Driver Recognition Programme took place in Nairobi, Kenya where over six hundred drivers from thirteen humanitarian organisations have signed up to participate. Twelve teams made it to the qualifying round; “Driving Champions Final” that took place on Friday, 19 May – Saturday, 20 May at the Lukenya Getaway in Kenya.
What is the Driver Recognition Programme?
The Fleet Forum Driver Recognition Programme is an eco-friendly and safe driving competition, emphasising the importance drivers play in the sustainability, health and safety objectives of aid and development organisations.
The Driving Champions Final competition was based on the typical day of a professional humanitarian driver, reaching remote locations in emergencies to support those in need. Participants’ knowledge and skills were tested on road safety, fuel efficiency, ability to use vehicle functionalities in challenging circumstances and judging them by their friendliness towards staff members.
Listed below are the NGOs that participated in the Driving Champions Final competition.
- CRS – Catholic Relief Services
- Marie Stopes
- Mercy Corps
- Save the Children
- WFP – World Food Programme
- World Vision
Drivers who participated in the programme, were very appreciative of the insights gained during the competition and were very eager to go and implement their newly acquired skills.
Congratulations to Johnson Tumwebaze from Save the Children organisation who came in first place, James Sikenyi from World Food Programme who came in second place and Douglas Mujidu from World Vision who came in third place. The Driving Champion Award celebrates both the driver and the organisation for truly understanding the responsibility of the delivery of aid to beneficiaries and at the same time valuing the vehicle and equipment.
How did Globaltrack participate in the programme?
This is the second year that Globaltrack are the technical sponsors, responsible for the measurement & scoring of the drivers. Our tracking devices, fuel probes and ID tags are installed on the World Vision Kenyan vehicles, which is a fleet of 140 vehicles. With only three vehicles and twelve teams having to rotate between the vehicles, our ID tags could accurately link a specific driver to a specific vehicle and the fuel efficiency could be easily linked to a specific driver.
With our driver ID tags, you can generate driver performance reports, that considers the number of violations, per driver for the selected period. A point system is allocated whereby 1% is deducted for each violation from the driver’s performance bonus. The ID tag can be used as an anti-start solution, whereby the vehicle can only start with the ID tag.
Sign up with Globaltrack’s tracking solution to get your ID tags installed and take further advantage of measuring your KPIs.