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DriverFocus App gets "Highly commended" at 2017 Brake Fleet Safety Awards

Date: October 4th, 2017  

DriverFocus, a 10-year-old Dublin-based technology company was “Highly Commended” for its DriveNtell App by the Brake Road Safety Charity, at the prestigious Fleet Safety Awards in Birmingham last Thursday night.  DriverFocus was one of six companies shortlisted in the “Fleet Safety Product Award” category, along with British Gas and Renault Trucks.  

The DriveNtell App is used by employers to manage driving-related costs and risks.  The App works by simply pairing a self-install, non-tracking Bluetooth device. Personalised feedback, including peer ratings and tips on how to improve is provided directly to users.

Speaking after the Awards gala, Ron McNamara, CEO of DriverFocus said “to be recognised like this by Brake is a fantastic achievement for our hard-working team. DriveNtell is a product of eight years of research and field-testing with employers, drivers, instructors and other road safety experts. We truly believe that most at-work collisions are preventable, when employers are proactive about using proven risk management tools such as DriveNtell. I congratulate all the other Award winners, highly commended and nominated companies who are striving to protect lives through innovation”.

Full List of Winners can be found here



ABB Ireland Wins Brake UK Driver Safety Award

Date: 14 June 2013

DriverFocus client ABB Ireland last night claimed the top award for Driver Safety at the annual Brake Fleet Safety Forum Gala in Birmingham. ABB Ireland was shortlisted for two Awards, including the Fleet Safety Partnership Award (with DriverFocus).  ABB's Safe Driving for Work Programme was recognised as a comprehensive, managed service that since 2009 has resulted in sustained reduction of motor claims by over 60%.

Congratulations to all the winners and highly commended entries announced at the Awards gala:

Safe Vehicles Award, sponsored by Road Haulage Association
Winner: Crossrail Ltd
Highly Commended: Hanson UK; Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE)

Fleet Safety Innovation Award, sponsored by Castrol
Winner: Eurovia Group Ltd – Drive for Life
Highly Commended: Greenroad

Fleet Safety Partnership Award, sponsored by Trimble
Winners: ASDA Grocery Home Shopping and Interactive Driving Systems
Highly Commended: Balfour Beatty Fleet Services and Masternaut; The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and Applied Driving Techniques; The Clancy Group and ARI Fleet UK

Fleet Safety Product Award, sponsored by QBE
Winner: SmartWitness
Highly Commended: VUE – Video Data Recorder and REVUE Driver Training; The Vehicle Group - Eyescan200 Collision Mitigation System

Fleet Safety Analysis and Action Award, sponsored by ARI Fleet UK
Winner: BT
Highly Commended: Cardinus Risk Management; The Clancy Group

Eco Fleet Award, sponsored by Balfour Beatty
Winner: Allied Bakeries
Highly Commended: Addison Lee; Gateshead Council

Company Driver Safety Award, sponsored by FleetMaster
(smaller fleets)Winner: ABB Ireland Ltd
Highly Commended: Castrol; Carey Worldwide Chauffeured Services; Willmott Dixon
(larger fleets)Winner: ASDA Grocery Home Shopping
Highly Commended: BT; E.ON

Road Safety in the Community Award, sponsored by Allied Bakeries
Winner: Michelin Tyre PLCHighly Commended: National Express Bus; Peak Performance; Shell International Petroleum Company

Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Licence Bureau Ltd
Winner: Alan Gallagher – North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Highly Commended: Rory Morgan – Iron Mountain; Dave Wallington – BT

Newcomer Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Specsavers
Winner: Clare Habbin – Eurovia Group Ltd
Highly Commended: Lindsay Randall – ASDA Grocery Home Shopping; Sarah Newton – The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety, sponsored by Arriva
Winner: James Sutherland – Peak Performance

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DriverFocus wins Most Promising Start-Up Award at Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board's 2008 Awards.

Dublin, 10 September 2008: DriverFocus yesterday evening secured the Most Promising Start-Up Award from Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board, at a ceremony in County Hall, Dun Laoghaire.

Established in 2006, DriverFocus helps employers manage their drivers’ wellbeing and skills by identifying – and then training - low, medium and high-risk drivers. DriverFocus’ unique, web-based program FleetFit™, accurately assesses 12 driving-related cognitive skills, compares each driver against their peers and allows organisations to prioritise time-consuming and expensive on-road training.

Ron McNamara, founder and Managing Director of DriverFocus commented: “with rising transport bills, employers are increasingly looking to minimise insurance, training and fuel costs, while meeting business objectives and staying compliant with duty-of-care legislation. Our FleetFit™ program is a very powerful online tool that provides objective metrics on driving-related skills and this allows organisations make better informed decisions, saving both time and money.

For information about Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board, please contact (01) 4948400