The Co-operative Launches New Driver Of The Year Competition

The Co-operative Launches New Driver Of The Year Competition

The Co-operative Food has launched a competition to find the Driver of the Year in its Logistics Service and reward them for making a difference to store service and efficiency.

The competition is open to more than 1,200 drivers employed by The Co-operative Food’s distribution operation, who will be nominated for the competition by their colleagues.

The winning driver will enjoy a three-day trip to Sweden, courtesy of truck manufacturer Scania, where they will tour the manufacturing plant and road test new vehicles.

Ken Thompson, The Co-operative Food’s National Fleet Manager, said: “We know we have some fantastic drivers in The Co-operative Food – colleagues who really go the extra mile to make a difference.

“Our new driver of the year competition is about recognising and rewarding those colleagues whose talent, skills and dedication add real value to our business”.

All nominations will be shortlisted by The Co-operative Food’s fleet panel, based on accident records, attendance, low tachograph errors, customer feedback and testimonials.

Shortlisted candidates will then be put through their paces with a series of practical and theory tests at the grand final on Thursday, 18th July, hosted by Scania, at a test track at Bruntingthorpe, Leceistershire, when the overall winner will be decided.

Mark Leonard, Head of Supply Chain Logistics Service at The Co-operative Food, added: “We are looking for the best driver in The Co-operative’s Logistics Service – an exemplary employee who takes real pride, care and attention in doing a great job.

“We have excellent drivers who are great ambassadors for The Co-operative and who have helped improve service to our stores, and ultimately our customers. It’s going to be a tough job choosing the finalists and the overall winner.”

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