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Awards hat-trick for 'drving for better business' campaign and two of its 'champion' fleets

20 May 2009

Two of Britain’s safest fleets that are supporters of the ‘Driving for Better Business’ campaign have won national awards along with the programme itself, which is managed by RoadSafe on behalf of the Government.

The unique hat-trick of awards were collected by Chamberlain Doors, Wolseley UK and RoadSafe for the ‘Driving for Better Business’ campaign at the 2009 Fleet World Honours.

Bolton-based Chamberlain Doors, which operates a 40-strong fleet of company cars, vans and good vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes won the fleet industry publication’s Fleet Safety Award for Small Fleets.

Meanwhile, Wolseley, which like Chamberlain Doors is one of the campaign’s ‘business champions’, operates a 5,000-strong UK fleet split equally between company cars and commercial vehicles and won the Fleet Safety Award for Large Fleets.

Completing the trio of successes was RoadSafe, which recently secured a new three-year contract that will run until March 31, 2012 to deliver the Department for Transport’s driving for work outreach programme, which won the Fleet Driver Services Award for the campaign.

Congratulating the trio on their successes, Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick said:

“I am delighted that RoadSafe’s vital ‘Driving for Better Business’ campaign has been recognised at the awards. We are committed to reducing the risks faced on the roads by those who drive for work and this programme has a huge part to play in achieving this.

“More and more organisations are realising that managing these risks is good for their staff and for their business, and I am grateful to the wide range of business people who have made a commitment to spread this message through this programme. I look forward to seeing it grow and continue to make our roads safer for everyone.”

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