With just one day to go before nominations for the Fleet Safety Awards close, time has almost run out! Unless, of course, you have something really ‘special’ to share and you may feel tempted to try your luck. The winner of the fleet manager category will receive a R10 000 cash reward. If your organisation has policies against the acceptance of monetary awards, there is another option as well. Do not let this hold you back from entering the awards.
The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says in order to ensure all are eligible for the prize, MasterDrive has an alternative for those who cannot accept the full award. “We are aware many organisations prefer employees do not accept such prizes. As such, the team developed an alternative plan that not only benefits the winner but an organisation in need as well.
“Should you receive the first, second or third place award, but you are unable to accept the cash prize, you can select from a participating charity to receive this money in your place. You will receive the full honours of being acknowledged as the best Fleet Manager in South Africa without breaking any company policies while ensuring a worthy organisation benefits from your hard work and dedication to road safety at the same time.”
Thus, if you hesitated in nominating yourself or someone you know for this reason, wait no longer. “We believe the alternative meets all needs and will still encourage all interested individuals to enter. Not only will they receive the recognition they deserve but donating an award of this size will make a considerable difference to the charities. This will likely give affected individuals even more motivation to enter.
“Ensuring that a deserving organisation benefits from the Fleet Safety Awards was a priority at MasterDrive from the start. A major part of the prize for Best Company is the opportunity to contribute towards a charity with an environmental focus. This particular sphere was chosen because of the strain the transport industry places on the environment and the importance of the sector giving back and minimising their footprint as much as possible.”
It is essential every part of society benefits from the Fleet Safety Awards. “Now, not only is a contribution to a worthy organisation part of the Best Company category but can also be part of the Fleet Managers category if you are unable to accept a monetary prize. For many people this provides an even greater motivation to enter, so don’t waste any further time making your nomination,” says Herbert.
Do not forget! The last day to make nominations is on 1 April 2022.