Today's truck drivers are one of the biggest influences over an operator's biggest cost - fuel - as well as being in the front line of customer service.

Even with modern fuel efficient engines and automated gearboxes, a careful right foot is still the best way to improve economy and minimise maintenance costs and accident damage. Telematics has revealed the stark difference in performance between the best and worst drivers, and while training and incentives will often move the worst up to the average, the very best drivers are highly self-motivated individuals.

And this attide does stop when they get down from the cab. Customer care and mentoring of other less experiences drivers are all hallmarks of a committed team member who regards LGV driving as a profession rather than merely a job.

If you have have someone who fits this description, enter them into the Fleet Driver of the Year category of the MT Awards, and get them the recognition they deserve.

Entry forms will be online shortly at www.mtawards.co.uk