Vivo Energy Uganda, the distributor and marketer of Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, has today recognised 78 high performing truck drivers at a grand ceremony held at the Silver Springs Hotel in Kampala under the theme, “Goal Zero. My Goal.”
The Drivers’ League was formed in 2002 with the objective to inspire drivers to better road safety behaviour and compliance. The league measures drivers’ performance on a day to day basis and culminates in an annual award ceremony held every January by Vivo Energy Uganda.
The company monitors drivers’ performance using On Board Computers (OBC) installed in every truck to allow for monitoring every journey in real time. This year’s overall winner, Sande Mulindwa from FST transporters was recognised for driving safely without violating any of the high standards set on the OBC throughout 2016. He was also recognised for exhibiting good behaviour and positively impacting other drivers’ behaviour, safety record and professionalism by playing a mentor role for many.
“The Drivers’ League awards programme seeks to ensure that our drivers observe high professional conduct on the road and operate the highest road safety standards, while delivering our products. It is aimed to motivate high performing drivers and to inspire other drivers within and outside of our business. Our Goal Zero means Zero harm to people, assets and the environment in all our operations. The theme “Goal Zero. My Goal.” seeks to remind drivers throughout 2017 that they will be 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.” Mr Hans Paulsen, Managing Director, Vivo Energy Uganda said at the award ceremony.
“The league aims to reinforce our target of Goal Zero, which is our continuous commitment to run our business without causing any harm to people, assets and the environment. We are very proud of our drivers who maintain these standards, and in particular the gentlemen who are being recognised today,” says Mr. Paulsen.
The drivers’ performance is scored on a monthly basis, with quarterly awards that culminate into an annual recognition. The drivers are categorised in classes A, B and C depending on how they perform.
The other three drivers awarded were Billow Muhamed Ibrahim from Sibed transporters, Thomas Muli from Multiple Hauliers and Javan Wanyonyi from Uganda Transport Association. A total of 78 other drivers were also recognised for great performance and achieving Class A category. The drivers showed outstanding professionalism as they delivered Shell fuels and products covering a total distance of 17.2 million kilometres without any fatality in 2016.
Notes to editors:
With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in February 2013. The Shell brand has been in Uganda since 1953.
Vivo Energy Uganda has a fuels storage capacity of 17,500 m³ and 127 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.
Vivo Energy Uganda employs around 130 employees. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.
Vivo Energy provides high quality solutions for motorists and businesses in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash). For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to airports through customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation.
The company employs around 2,300 people, operates over 1,700 retail service stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 125,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.
Cerinah Z Tugume
Corporate Communications Manager
Vivo Energy Uganda
+256 772 754001