This year’s winners are:
DRIVER OF THE YEAR
Matheus Chipandeka, Unitrans Africa Namibia
Solly Williams, XCCS Namibia
Vuyani Khanuka Cargo Carriers, Cape Town
An award for the driver that has logged the most Potential Incidents (PIs) on the system:
Matheus Chipandeka Unitrans Africa Namibia
Vivo Energy, the distributor and marketer of Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Namibia, rewarded high-performing truck drivers for the year 2019, at their Drivers Recognition Awards, during a ceremony held at the Protea Marriott Hotel in Walvis Bay.
The Driver’s Recognition Awards are an annual event held with the objective of inspiring the drivers of haulage trucks that transport petroleum products for Vivo Energy Namibia, to better road safety behaviour and compliance. Drivers’ performance is measured by their level of adherence and compliance to Health, Security, Safety and Environment (HSSE) standards whose overall aim is ‘Goal Zero’, meaning no harm to people, assets and the environment throughout Vivo Energy’s operations. Vivo Energy places a lot of emphasis on driver management with the transport companies that it conducts business with – with drivers held responsible for the lives of people on the road, the vehicle they are driving, the product they are transporting and ensuring they protect the environment from any oil spills as they drive their trucks.
On-Board-Computers (OBC) installed in every truck that transport Shell petroleum products for Vivo Energy Namibia, allow for the monitoring of every journey in real time. The highlight of the ceremony was the driver of the year award, which was presented to Matheus Chipandeka of Unitrans Africa Namibia.