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Great Bear driver Marek Mackiewicz receives the 2022 Microlise Driver of the Year Award from HRH The Princess Royal

Nominations for Microlise Group’s driver of the year (DOTY) competition have opened.

Now in its ninth year, the telematics firm said its awards recognised and rewarded the most dedicated drivers working in the UK transport industry, celebrating those going above and beyond to make the UK roads a better and safer place to be.

This year’s DOTY categories include young driver, most improved, extra mile, driver hero and lifetime achievement.

Microlise said it would also be presenting four ‘data-driven’ awards.

Each recipient will be selected using performance data from the past 12-months with winners across short, medium and long distance categories, as well as an overall driver excellence award.

Nadeem Raza, Microlise chief executive, said: “Our driver of the year awards celebrate the unsung heroes of the UK transport industry and the invaluable contribution they make to not only our industry, but the wider economy, too.

He added: “Our data-led awards see our data science team analyse more than 200,000 drivers’ telematics records from the previous year, crowning champions across four important distance-based categories.”

Nominations close on Friday 24 February and more information on how to enter can be found at: https://www.driveroftheyear.co.uk/how-to-enter/

Shortlisted drivers will be examined by a panel of expert judges and winners will be announced at a VIP dinner event on Tuesday 16 May.