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Maritime drivers achieve road safety milestones in 2019

Posted 30 Jan 2020

Drivers at Maritime Transport last year achieved some of the business’ biggest road safety and compliance milestones to date, including a major reduction in total incidents since 2018 as Maritime continues to invest in and improve its safety performance. 

With over 2,000 drivers covering 130,000,000 miles per annum, road safety remains an utmost priority for Maritime. As a result of its safety performance and continued growth, the company rewarded drivers in December with the largest bonus payment to date, which was in excess of £1.4m, averaging around £500 per driver.

Established in 2013, the safety bonus, awarded annually and based on telematics scores, was introduced as a means of encouraging drivers to maintain higher levels of safety and compliance on UK roads. A range of key performance indicators such as fuel efficiency, braking, and acceleration are used to monitor drivers and reward them accordingly, with the opportunity to become ‘top earners’ at their depots and earn more. Top earners in 2019 received payouts of over £3,000.

John Williams, Group Executive Chairman at Maritime, stated: ‘Maritime operates intensively across the UK, and so it’s crucial we do things safely and efficiently, focusing on driver safety and the safety of other road users. Working within an increasingly demanding and challenging industry, I am incredibly proud of our drivers, and the high degree of safety they have helped us to achieve across the Maritime network. Without them, we would not be able to perform as we do and ensure customer satisfaction all year round.’