‘King of the Road’ at the What Van? Awards 2018

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Stephen Bray, delivery driver at CEF, has been crowned Driver of the Year at the 2018 What Van? Awards.

Driver of the Year, a new addition to the awards, recognises exceptional driving performance across light commercial vehicle fleets. Beating almost 10,000 other drivers, Stephen picked up the award after consistently achieving 100% on his driving performance – a statistic provided by Lightfoot, the in-van technology which promotes safe and environmentally-friendly driving.

Operating in the North London and South West region, Stephen’s efficient and reliable driving ultimately won him the prestigious title. However, fleet operations manager at CEF, Ian Thorn, was quick to praise Stephen’s all-round professionalism: ‘Stephen goes about his daily vehicle checks with military precision. He always says that the cab is his office – and he can’t work in a dirty office!’

During his seven years with CEF, Stephen has become famous at the Launceston branch for taking great pride and care in his work – from his spotless van to his outstanding customer service. Ian continued: ‘He’s not just a professional behind the wheel – Stephen’s interaction with customers is superb. He accommodates their every need with excellent attention to detail.’

Stephen’s achievement reflects the high standards of quality and care which CEF delivers to its nationwide customers. On receiving the award, Stephen said: ‘It’s a fantastic accomplishment. Being part of CEF gives you a real sense of pride in the service you deliver and drives you to be the best you can be - it’s great to know that this has been recognised.’

The well-deserved accolade is tribute to Stephen’s excellent work. Always willing to go above and beyond, Stephen is a role model for the CEF fleet of delivery drivers.