Giorgio Lercara from Culina Hoddesdon won both the Microlise ‘Driver of the Year’’ and also the Microlise ‘Short Distance Driver of the Year’ Award, at the prestigious 2016 Microlise Driver of the Year Awards.
The main award was presented to Giorgio personally by Princess Anne – The Princess Royal at the Microlise Transport Conference 2016, held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 18 May in front of over 1,000 transport industry leaders.
Giorgio was previously a van driver for Culina’s Corney & Barrow operation out of Hoddesdon. Giorgio has also driven rigid vehicles before progressing to driving articulated vehicles which he has been doing for just over a year now.
“Giorgio is a prime example of what we are achieving here at Culina. Our national and local programmes are enabling Culina to train and develop the most professional drivers in the industry”.
“Our drivers are an absolutely key component of our company. Culina stand or fall by the quality of the drivers we recruit and train. Giorgio is a testament to the high quality driver training provided by Culina Group. Indeed this year three Culina Group drivers were shortlisted into the final 22 drivers for the Microlise ‘Driver of the Year’ award. This was from a total of 110,000 drivers from across the UK transport industry whose performance was measured by Microlise” Commented Thomas van Mourik – Culina Group CEO.
The Microlise Awards have the stated aim of highlighting the UK’s most talented Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers and acknowledging the vital work they do. The headline Microlise Driver of the Year Award is based purely on the analysis of telematics data and manager feedback.