Companies from across the globe have made it through to the final stage of Brake's Fleet Safety Awards 2014.
Brake, the road safety charity, received the highest number of award entries ever and now more than 40 companies are in with a chance of winning one of 14 prestigious awards.
The annual event, sponsored by Arval, recognises the achievements of fleet operators and suppliers who are working hard to reduce road crashes involving at-work drivers. This year's finalists include well-known names such as Nestlé, BT and E.ON, as well as smaller local organisations including Gateshead Council, Severn Trent Water and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.
A full shortlist (details below) has now been produced for each category and judges will deliberate over the winners, who will be announced during a glittering gala dinner on Thursday 5 June 2014, at the St John's Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham.
The awards ceremony follows the Fleet Safety Conference, sponsored by Aviva, which will provide an opportunity for delegates to hear from leading academic and practitioner speakers on key fleet safety issues, as well as best practice examples from organisations.
Conference themes include:
Ellie Pearson, senior professional engagement officer at Brake, said: "It is fantastic that so many companies are making a real effort to end the needless crashes on our roads as a result of at-work drivers. We have been really impressed with this year's entries and our judges are going to have a tough time choosing the winners. We wish all our finalists the best of luck and look forward to seeing them all at our conference and awards."
The shortlists are as follow:
Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet), sponsored by Fleetmaster
Company Driver Safety Award (medium fleet), sponsored by Fleetmaster
Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet), sponsored by Fleetmaster
Eco Fleet Award, sponsored by Optimum Fleet
Fleet Safety Analysis and Action Award, sponsored by ARI Fleet UK
Fleet Safety Innovation Award (operator), sponsored by Castrol
Fleet Safety Innovation Award (supplier), sponsored by Castrol
Fleet Safety Partnership Award, sponsored by Trimble
Fleet Safety Product Award, sponsored by QBE
Road Safety in the Community Award, sponsored by Ocado
Safe Vehicles Award, sponsored by Road Haulage Association
Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Licence Bureau