Hollard Highway Heroes extends competition deadline


R100 000 prize awaits South Africa’s best truck driver in the Hollard Highway Heroes competition 


Following an enthusiastic response to the Hollard Highway Heroes competition which launched on 1 April 2019, competition organisers have decided to extend the closing date by another two weeks. This will give all the fleet managers who wanted to participate but who never got around to doing so, another chance to enter.


The companies that have entered are showing their commitment to road safety by potentially rewarding their best drivers with a large cash prize. If road safety is a priority in your organisation, do not hesitate to make the most of the next two weeks.


The head of Hollard Trucking, Wayne Rautenbach, says. “Perhaps the question is not so much how we prevent bad driving, which year after year has yielded little in the way of positive outcomes for our country but how we reward excellent driving.


“This is not to say traffic and law enforcement should not take place – it certainly must, and be strict and consistent in its application. But we need to also identify and hold up those road users who set a great example to us all, by obeying the law and driving carefully at all times.”


Hollard Highway Heroes – which launched in April – is an annual competition that identifies and rewards South Africa’s best long-distance truck drivers, who must prove that they drive better than their peers in terms of speed, harsh braking and fatigued driving.


In doing so, they stand to win substantial prizes: the 2019 Highway Hero, who will have vied against thousands of other truck drivers for the grand prize, takes home a cool R100 000.


Road safety demonstration

MasterDrive is a firm supporter of the Hollard Highway Heroes competition. The managing director of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says: “We believe that real change to the statistics on our roads will only happen when everyone commits to road safety. A competition that encourages road safety and pays tribute to our best truck drivers, is the exact commitment that we need.


“We understand how busy life can get and if the closing date of the competition snuck by you, now is your chance to still participate in this worthy competition. Not only could the life of one of your drivers be drastically altered but your company will establish itself as a industry-leader when it comes to road safety. You have the potential to encourage real change not just within your organisation but in society as a whole.”


To find out more about Hollard Highway Heroes, please visit www.hollard.co.za/highway-heroes.


Or to access the entry form:  1379 Hollard Highway Heroes Entry Form


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