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Exemplary driving

Economical driving — the Nagel-Group honours its top drivers

The Nagel-Group recognises the outstanding performance of its professional drivers. The company is continuing with the tradition of honouring its best drivers for economical driving during the previous year.

The two criteria which played a decisive role in the "Best Driver" competition, in which our drivers from Germany participated, were: How fuel-efficient was the driving? How much wear and tear did the driving style cause? The overall driving performance during 2018 was evaluated. The best drivers were honoured for safe driving at their respective sites by the branch managers and received a gift as a token of appreciation.

"It is important to us that the achievements of our professional drivers are honoured," says Thomas Jäschke, Project Manager for Driver Training. "At the same time we wish to motivate our drivers to keep improving the driving style." The truck's telematics systems, fitted by the truck manufacturers, supplied the data for the evaluation. Almost the entire vehicle fleet of the Nagel-Group is equipped with such a system. Only the vehicles equipped with a telematics system were considered in the overall evaluation.

Additionally, a driving and performance analysis provides regular information on how the driver can further optimise his driving behaviour. Special driver and fleet trainers are available as contact persons to the professional drivers in the branches to help the drivers improve their driving style and drive with foresight and in a sustainable manner. Both parties analyse the driving style and discuss ways to optimise it.

Recognising the performance of professional drivers

"Our drivers are very important to us. They do great work every day," says Raik Spengler, Manager at the Nagel-Group's Academy for Drivers. "We want to show our appreciation by recognising our top drivers."

The Nagel-Group relies on training and further qualification to counter the growing shortage of professional drivers. Among other things, this is reflected in the founding of the Nagel-Group's own Academy for Drivers and its driving school. "With these investments, we are ensuring that we will continue to provide our customers with the desired cargo space capacities in the future," says Raik Spengler. All aspects related to the occupation of a professional driver are pooled together at the Academy for Drivers – beginning with recruitment, through training and education, to support for the drivers. With the founding of the driving school, the Nagel-Group has acquired even more expertise in the training and further education of professional drivers in the company.

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