Driver Recognition Programme 2017


2017 DRP

The Driver Recognition Programme recognises the driver who is an inspiring example for others in terms of road safety and health, cost efficiency and friendliness as well as the corresponding organisation who understands the critical role they play in delivery of aid and development and take the time to show appreciation for their drivers.

After the highly successful 1st Driver Recognition Programme, Fleet Forum is pleased to announce that the 2nd Driver Recognition Programme will take place in East Africa.

Programme Set-Up

The competition consists of the following:

  • Participating organisations nominate own light vehicles (sedans / 4×4) drivers based on joint eligibility criteria
  • Country qualifying rounds take place, in which practical driving skills and / or driver knowledge are tested
  • Final event in which the best drivers from different countries compete to be the best driver and win the annual Driver Award. The finals simulate a ‘typical day in the life of a driver’

At the heart of this programme is our desire to acknowledge the critical role that drivers play in the delivery of aid and development. We aim to bring together three elements: 1) engaging in a fun manner, 2) reinforcing healthy and safety practices and 3) improving data collection on driver performance. You can read more about the programme below:

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2017 Driving Champions Final

The 2017 Driving Champion Finals will take place from Friday, 19 May – Saturday, 20 May, 2017 in Kenya at Lukenya Getaway. In this final event, the best drivers from different organisations will compete to be the best driver and win the annual Driver Award. The finals simulate a ‘typical day in the life of a driver’

The Driving Champion Award will be presented by UPS to the winning team that most exemplifies excellence in professional driving knowledge and behaviour. Teams in second and third place will also be announced.
The award celebrates the driver and the organisation that are inspiring examples for others in East Africa. It is a tangible way of recognising the most competent driver who truly understands the responsibility he or she has for delivery of aid to beneficiaries, the well-being and safety of passengers as well as the high value assets (vehicle and equipment). The award also acknowledges the corresponding organisation for cultivating an environment in which drivers are encouraged to embrace their role.

Event Agenda

A detailed agenda can be found here.

Event Hosts


The United Nations, World Food Programme and World Vision, Fleet Forum’s long-time partners and 2016 co-hosts, will host the 2017 Driving Champion Finals, the final event of the Driver Recognition Programme in which the best driver from different countries and humanitarian agencies compete to be the best driver and win the award.

WFP is the logistics arm of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, reaching more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organisation dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide, serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender in nearly 100 countries.

WFP and World Vision are the perfect co-hosts for the final event as both organisations consistently invest in the drivers and understand that performance management involves recognising both positive and negative behaviours of drivers. The Driver Recognition Programme contributes to driver performance management as it creates a non-monetary incentive for drivers to show exemplary driver behaviour.

The 2017 Driving Champion Finals is made possible by the generosity and support of our sponsors. We are happy to announce the following sponsors: